Arizona, California, Florida have the most QAnon-aligned candidates running for federal and state office: report – Business Insider Africa

An analysis by the Grid news site found 78 QAnon-aligned candidates on state and federal ballots across the US.

A protester holds a Q sign as he waits in line with others to enter a Trump campaign rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Arizona has 13, more than any other state, followed by Florida (12), and California (10).Together, the 78 candidates have raised more than $20 million this election cycle, Grid found.

Arizona, Florida, and California are the three states with the most QAnon-aligned candidates currently running for state and federal office, an analysis by the Grid news sitehas found.

Florida is in second place with 12 QAnon-aligned candidates. California has 10, and Texas came in fourth with 6.

In all, 26 states have a total of 78 candidates running for state or federal office this year who have supported QAnon by publicly following and sharing the group’s conspiracy theories online.

Each candidate identified as QAnon was contacted by Grid for confirmation before they were included in the analysis, the report said.

Of the 78 QAnon-aligned candidates, all but six are Republican. Over a dozen are incumbents, including GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greeneand Lauren Boebert who both serve in the House of Representatives. Boebert’s and Greene’s offices did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider. Boebert has previously denied being a QAnon follower.

Erin Snodgrass contributed to this report.