During an August 4 interview, Melody Jennings identified the Victory Channel’s Christian nationalist program FlashPoint as part of the radicalization pipeline that led her to launch Clean Elections USA — which was behind a major effort to monitor ballot boxes during the 2022 midterms.
Jennings is an avowed QAnon supporter who participated in right-wing “election integrity” efforts during the 2022 midterms — that were in response to the false notion of widespread voter fraud — by coordinating efforts to intimidate people at ballot drop boxes. Jennings even took credit for armed men who were staking out ballot drop boxes in Arizona and later joined True the Vote, another election denial group with extensive links to QAnon.
FlashPoint is helmed by a panel of self-described “prophets” who played a key role in spreading the lie that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump and pushed rhetoric that helped inspire violence during the January 6 insurrection. As Christian nationalism has grown in popularity among Republican voters over the last two years, FlashPoint has quietly emerged as a friendly platform for GOP politicians to court right-wing voters. The program has repeatedly interviewed Trump himself. Since September 2021, he has been interviewed at least six times on FlashPoint, telling its host last summer, “You do a great job and I appreciate it. And we're with you 1,000%.”
During the August 4 edition of Headmaster’s Homeroom, a podcast on right-wing streaming platform Rumble, host Lady Hamilton asked Jennings to explain how she came to focus on “election integrity.” Jennings said that she first took a “tumble down the rabbit hole” after watching QAnon content Fall of the Cabal in 2019, and “then, from there, I started just shoving into myself everything from Mel K to Clay Clark to the guys over at FlashPoint — Hank Kunneman and all the prophets and the lovely people there.” (Clay Clark and Mel K are both far-right conspiracy theorists.)
Jennings said that after the 2020 election, she “spent a couple of years just educating myself on everything” and “2022 is really when I was activated with all that,” citing Trump’s platform Truth Social as another key influence.