QAnon influencer with ties to Nevada secretary of state candidate suggests the Las Vegas mass shooting was “manufactured”

QAnon influencer “Juan O. Savin” — who is connected to Nevada Republican secretary of state candidate Jim Marchant — falsely suggested in an online interview that the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed at least 58 people was “manufactured” and that the victims’ deaths did not happen.

While at a QAnon conference in Las Vegas in 2021, Marchant revealed that Savin, whose real name is Wayne Willott, played a role in recruiting him to run for secretary of state. The two also helped form what is now known as the America First Secretary of State Coalition — a group that Marchant leads with the aim of electing Republican candidates who have made false claims of widespread voter fraud to positions that influence election administration. It includes other GOP candidates, such as Arizona secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem, Michigan secretary of state candidate Kristina Karamo, and Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano. Other candidates who had been tied to the coalition have since confirmed Savin’s involvement, and Savin has openly discussed in online interviews his involvement with the coalition and its members, such as claiming to have consulted with Karamo.

In an interview posted online on September 28, a fellow QAnon figure claimed that there would be “an illusion of a nuclear attack” with “little toys” like “CGI and all the kind of stuff they did on 9/11.” In response, Savin said that “some of the deaths are real, some of it is manufactured.” He then pointed to the Las Vegas shooting, suggesting it did not “happen the way that we were told it happened.” He then falsely claimed that “there was no spike in emergency room admissions after the Las Vegas shooting.” 

Savin’s implication that the Las Vegas shooting’s death count was faked comes as he has repeatedly pushed 9/11 Trutherism and threatened “civil war” if people “move past” false claims of voter fraud in 2020.

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Citation From a video uploaded to Rumble on September 28, 2022

MICHAEL JACO (HOST): Looks like they want to start some kind of nuclear conflict. Whether it’s going to be real, which I don’t think it will be, or whether it will be some kind of — like, we’re — like you guys are expert at, some kind of illusion, an illusion of a nuclear attack, where they show, you know, through, you know, their mainstream media forces, you know, some kind of attack. Like they’ve already started, you know, saying, “New York, you need to prepare for a nuclear event.” So they could — they could fake one. I totally believe they might fake one, just like they did 9/11, you know, CGI and all the kind of stuff they did on 9/11, you know. You know, directed energy weapons, all kind of crazy stuff that at that time, most of us didn’t realize we had that kind of technology. So, you know, they have little toys, little things they can, they can use. And I think they might use something like it. You can see [they are] talking about it. So what do you think, Juan?

JUAN O. SAVIN: Well, you know, the problem is, if, you know, some of the deaths are real, some of it is manufactured. Did Las Vegas happen the way that we were told it happened? We look at the emergency room admissions and there was no spike in emergency room admissions after the Las Vegas shooting. We look at the buildings collapsed on 9/11. Well, they definitely collapsed — two airplanes, three buildings, a 50-story building, one of only three buildings in the history of the world, steel frame buildings, to collapse like this. It couldn’t have happened the way that it was said that it did. So is there going to be real deaths?