QAnon's Ron Watkins cites 'fixing elections' as reason for US Congress bid
Watkins is a supporter of Trump's election fraud claims
A series of Republican politicians have backed Watkins' candidature
Watkins said he would also oppose COVID mandates
QAnon's prominent figure Ron Watkins said that he will be running for a place in the United States Congress in the state of Arizona. He said that his objective was to "fix the elections from inside the machine."
Watkins has gathered the reputation of being a staunch supporter of former United States President Donald Trump's stolen election claims, according to reports from Associated Press.
In an interview with Associated Press, Watkins said, "In the past year or so, I have been really involved in election integrity issues and especially out in Arizona, so I decided to come out here and just take it to the next step."
Watkins has been active on his social media handles about not being able to secure a meeting with Mark Brnovich, a Republican Attorney General who is being pressed with charges over alleged election irregularities.
In the days before his announcement, he posted photos of himself with Republicans Kari Lake, a former television anchor running for governor with Trump's endorsement, and Tom Horne, a former attorney general and state schools superintendent running again to lead the Education Department. He endorsed both candidates.
Watkins also said that one of his key objectives for running the United States Congress would be to push back on various COVID-19 mandates in the country, which he fears is inching toward creating a Chinese-style social credit system that would restrict people from services based on their purchases or public activities.
Watkins filed papers with the Arizona secretary of state and later posted a video on Telegram repeating his claim that the election was stolen from Trump.
After filing documents with the Arizona secretary of state for his nomination, Watkins posted a video on social media once again going back on his "stolen election" claims.
He said, "We must now take this fight to Washington, DC, and vote out all the dirty Democrats who have stolen our republic. We must fix our elections from inside the machine."