QAnon supporters are ecstatic Ron DeSantis won in Florida last night

Last night, riding on the back of an endorsement from President Donald Trump, Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis won his party’s primary for governor.

And while the #MAGA crowd was enthused their president could put someone over the top like that, another online collective was just as excited.

DeSantis’ win buoyed the believers of QAnon, the online movement allegedly headed by someone deep within the Trump administration who drops cryptic posts about things that will supposedly happen.

In the run-up to the election, DeSantis saw support on the Reddit forum for the Q conspiracy, the Great Awakening.

Good job Ron!! Vote Ron Desantis!! from greatawakening

And it was at a rally in Florida early this month for DeSantis, attended by Trump, where the QAnon movement went mainstream, with online supporters showing up in public for the first time.

However, despite Q supporters’ presence at his events, DeSantis claimed yesterday that he has no knowledge of the conspiracy.

“I’m not sure what that is,” DeSantis said when asked about QAnon.

But DeSantis makes a good bedfellow for fans of Q, as he has been part of the raucous House caucus that has been attempting to take down the Deep State—along with members like Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fl.)—a goal that somewhat aligns with the QAnon movement.

DeSantis will go up against Democrat Andrew Gillum in the general election. Gillum is already being painted as a puppet of George Soros, one of the long-time boogeymen of QAnon.

David Covucci

David Covucci

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