Caesars Leisure cancels a QAnon convention that includes Michael Flynn at its Las Vegas venue

Trump supporter and QAnon follower Jake “The Q Shaman” Angeli attends a “Cease the Steal” rally . Andrew Lichtenstein/Getty Pictures

  • Caesar’s Leisure canceled a QAnon convention scheduled to be held at their Las Vegas property.

  • The occasion, referred to as the Patriot Double Down, was organized by the QAnon group, the Patriot Voice.

  • Michael Flynn, Trump’s ex-national safety adviser, and a slew of different far-right activists had been set to talk.

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Caesars Leisure canceled a QAnon convention scheduled to be held in October at their convention area in Las Vegas, 8 Information Now first reported on Tuesday.

The occasion, referred to as the For God & Nation Patriot Double Down, was set to happen October 22-25 with tickets promoting for between $650 and $3,000.

“We will verify that the Patriot Double Down will not be held at Caesars Leisure properties,” a Caesars spokeswoman, Kate Whiteley, informed Insider. She declined to say why the occasion was canceled.

The group behind the occasion, the Patriot Voice, held an identical convention, referred to as the Patriot Roundup in Dallas over Memorial Day weekend. Each occasions had been organized by John Sabal, a Trump loyalist who goes by QAnon John, and focus on an enormous net of lies and baseless conspiracy theories.

Michael Flynn, Trump’s former nationwide safety adviser, and Jim Watkins, who ran pornography websites earlier than creating the web discussion board 8kun, the place the nameless “Q” consumer posts concerning the conspiracy concept, had been anticipated to talk on the October occasion alongside a slew of different far-right activists.

Jim Marchant, a Republican operating for Nevada secretary of state who’s promoted false claims of voter fraud, was initially scheduled to talk on the convention, however just lately pulled out, in line with the Las Vegas Assessment-Journal.

A be aware on the occasion’s web site insisted that the convention will happen, however the website mentioned its on-line ticketing system was “quickly offline.”

“They tried to close us down however now we have no plans to again down or shrink back from this motion,” the be aware learn.

Ceasars Leisure, Patriot Voice, and Sabal did not instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.

The QAnon conspiracy concept is premised on the baseless declare that former President Donald Trump will expose Devil-worshipping, pedophilic Democrats within the “deep state,” return to energy, and declare martial legislation. Patriot Voice additionally traffics in anti-vaccine and anti-mask conspiracy theories, referring to COVID-19 because the “plandemic,” a time period for the false declare that the pandemic was engineered by public well being officers.

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