Stop the Steal
Ali Alexander is a Right Wing Conspiracy Theorist and the founder of the “Stop the Steal” Movement.
He planned the January 6th march and received explicit support from Representatives Gosar and Biggs. Noted as a key architect of the rally, hoping it would convince Congress not to certify the election result.
Ali Alexander, a far-right activist who planned the January 6th march, received explicit support from Representatives Gosar and Biggs. Rep. Gosar, for example, tweeted a flyer advertisement for the January 6 rally including the text: “#FightforTrump…The Time is Now. Hold the line. January 6,” And “Who is joining me?” Rep. Biggs made a video that Alexander played at a December rally encouraging Trump supporters to take action to prevent certification. (Campaign for Accountability) Jan. 6 committee subpoenas ‘Stop the Steal’ rally organizer. Politico, October 7, 2021.
A Series Of Conservative And Right Wing Groups Organized The January 6th “March To Save America” In Washington DC To Dispute The Results Of The 2020 Election. “Thousands of people will visit Washington, DC, Tuesday and Wednesday to demonstrate their support for President Trump, who lost the November election to Joe Biden but continues to pretend he did not. Authorities expect Trump fans to occupy large swathes of downtown DC both days and have closed many streets and restricted parking. Mayor Muriel Bowser has asked local residents to avoid the demonstrations, and we compiled more reasons to stay away…March for Trump/Save America.” [Washingtonian, 1/05/21]
The Black Conservatives Fund, a group that helped promote the rally and is closely tied to the “Stop the Steal” founder, has taken $215,000 from GOP mega donors the Mercer Family.
Hill rally; deposition scheduled for Oct. 29. Alexander had flitted around the right-wing fringe for years before landing on the “Stop the Steal” rhetoric in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. He helped plan a rally for Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, leveraging the web domain “WildProtest.com” — a reference to Trump’s tweet about how the events of the day would be “wild.” Later, Alexander’s rally was folded into events centered on the day, including the rally outside the White House where Trump spoke and a rally on the evening of Jan. 5. After the riot, he claimed to have been working with several members of Congress on the day’s events.
[I]n the weeks before the January 6th attack, Mr. Alexander made repeated reference during Stop-the-Steal-sponsored events to the possible use of violence to achieve the organization’s goals and claimed to have been in communication with the White House and Members of Congress regarding events planned to coincide with the certification of the 2020 Electoral College results. Additionally, Mr. Alexander reportedly spoke at a rally on January 5th, 2021, held by the Eighty Percent Coalition at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., and led the crowd in a chant of ‘victory, or death.’