Pizzagate "Alt-Lite" Trolls Launch Super PAC To Boost POS Josh Mandel

POS Josh Mandel (R. OH)

You are judged by the company you keep and this confirms he is a piece of shit:

A group of pro-Trump media figures are launching a super PAC aimed at making an impact in the 2018 midterms.

Jeff Giesea, Mike Cernovich, and Jack Posobiec, organizers of the “Deploraball” party to celebrate President Trump’s inauguration earlier this year, are behind the super PAC, which is being called #Rev18. All three are known quantities in the pro-Trump alternative media that emerged during the campaign and presidency, powered by Trump’s rise; they have since distanced itself from more extreme alt-right figures, often favoring the term “new right.” Cernovich has become known as an occasional breaker of news about the White House, while Posobiec rose to prominence after playing a key role in the #MacronLeaks story.

The trio plans to back anti-establishment primary challengers in the midterms.

“Our goal is to top-grade the GOP,” Giesea said in a press release the group will release on Monday. “This means defeating entrenched establishment politicians and replacing them with candidates who support American sovereignty and prosperity, and who put the American citizen first.” The group’s first endorsement is of Josh Mandel, the Senate candidate in Ohio, who is one of three Republican primary candidates there.

The mission is of a piece with what other figures in the Trump base are trying to do this election cycle. Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist who has returned to the helm of Breitbart News, backed Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate primary; Moore’s victory, as well as the retirement of Breitbart target Senator Bob Corker, has emboldened Bannon in his plans to back other insurgent primary challengers against establishment candidates.

Here’s more info on the deplorables helping boost this PAC:

Mandel, the Republican Ohio treasurer who is running for U.S. Senate in 2018, is well aware of the men's backgrounds, and this summer spoke out in their support on Twitter. He said they were unfairly accused by the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights group, of being linked to groups that spew extremism, terrorism and bigotry.

This came after Mike Cernovich, a writer and blogger and one of the organizers of the new super PAC, promoted the "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory about a Washington pizza parlor being a front for a child sex-trafficking ring linked to Hillary Clinton. A 29-year-old North Carolina man was sentenced to four years in prison for traveling to the pizza parlor and firing a military-style rifle after reading the fake reports about the pizza parlor.

Cernovich also has said that date rape does not exist and leads to false accusations.

One of the other founders of the new super PAC backing Mandel, Jack Posobiec, also promoted the Pizzagate hoax, according to the ADL. He worked with the group Citizens for Trump and promoted the "DeploraBall," an event celebrating Trump's inauguration and drawing supporters who shun Washington's traditional ways.

Cernovich and Posobiec were described by the ADL as members of the "alt-light," a less explicitly racist faction of the loosely affiliated alt-right movement. Cernovich reacted with a posting on the website and said the ADL was reckless in its characterizations and that his opinions were stated as a writer, not as a group leader who belonged on a civil rights group's "hit list."

Mandel agreed, saying the ADL's listing was dangerous and unfair.

The third partner in the new super PAC is Jeffrey Giesea, an entrepreneur who has been cited as an expert in "memetic warfare,"  or the use of jokes, citations and Internet trolling as a way governments and terrorists spread propaganda and wage wars of ideas. Giesea helped create the "troll army" that boosted Trump in the election, according to a December article in BuzzFeed.

Again, Mandel proves how low he can go and is just a punchable asshole. Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) has been fighting hard to protect your right to vote:

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown joined critics of Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's process for purging inactive voters from the state's rolls today in filing briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Brown, a Democrat who held Husted's job from 1983 to 1991 and worked in Congress to pass the National Voter Registration Act, argued that Husted's procedure for voiding registrations of people who haven't voted in several years "would wrongly cancel the registrations of thousands of eligible Ohio voters."

"Citizens have the right not to vote for any reason, and states cannot penalize them for doing so by canceling their registrations," Brown's legal brief said. "Ohio's Supplemental Program does exactly that because it uses registered voters' failure to vote as the trigger to subject them to the change-of-residence confirmation process."

The case the U.S. Supreme Court will hear on Nov. 8 challenges Ohio's method of purging ineligible voters. The process is triggered by not voting during a two-year period. Registration is canceled if the voter does not cast a ballot during the subsequent four years or update his or her address. Repeated notices are sent to voters whose registration has been flagged.

On Monday, Brown joined dozens of organizations including Common Cause, the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights, and the League of Women Voters in filing briefs to oppose Husted's procedure for culling ineligible voters from the rolls.

Twenty-seven members of the Congressional Black Caucus including Warrensville Heights Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge filed a brief that said the Sixth Circuit court of appeals correctly interpreted federal laws when it rejected Ohio's process for removing non-voters.

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