Jim Marchant, the leader of a “coalition” to recruit and elect secretary of state candidates pushing false voter fraud claims in 2022, claimed on a podcast that a “deep state cabal” is controlling elections and much of the world. He also said that he is working with Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff under former President Donald Trump, and Trump campaign attorney Cleta Mitchell as part of his efforts to sway future elections.
Marchant is a GOP candidate for secretary of state in Nevada and has multiple QAnon ties, as does his “coalition,” which was initially announced at a QAnon conference. The group is recruiting people who have pushed false voter fraud claims and is trying to get them elected to offices involved with election administration in an effort to “take back our country.”
While discussing the coalition on the podcast Flyover Conservatives -- which has regularly featured QAnon figures as guests -- Marchant claimed that “we haven’t in Nevada elected anybody since 2006” because “they have been installed by the deep state cabal.” This “cabal,” said Marchant, has “a lot of power over all of our lives here and in the whole world,” and “they’re concentrating on the United States because we are an impediment to … their supreme ultimate power.”
Later on in the interview, Marchant said that he has “actually been working very close with” Mark Meadows, Cleta Mitchell, and the right-wing think tank Conservative Partnership Institute -- which both Meadows and Mitchell are part of -- saying they had “actually taken it upon themselves to help organize grassroot organizations like we have.”