Michigan GOP Rep. Wears 'Q' Button, Pushes Election Fraud Claims at Pro-Trump Rally

Republican Michigan state Representative Daire Rendon wore a "Q" pin and pushed baseless conspiracy theories about election fraud at a recent rally in front of her state's capitol. The rally was held in support of former President Donald Trump.

Rendon's pin showed the letter "Q" on top of an American flag. Q is often associated with the QAnon conspiracy theory.

QAnon believers allegedly think that a shadowy international child trafficking ring run by Satan-worshipping Democrats, Hollywood elites and lizard-humanoids sexually abuse and torture children. QAnon believers also allegedly think that "deep state" agents in the government have plotted to stop Trump from exposing the trafficking ring.

When asked if her pin was a reference to the conspiracy theory, Rendon said, "The 'Q' is the highest level of security in the federal government. That's what it is," The Detroit News reported.

Q is a reference to "Q level clearance," a top-secret clearance level within the Department of Energy, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

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Republican Michigan state Representative Daire Rendon wore a "Q" pin and pushed baseless conspiracy theories about election fraud at a rally in support of former President Donald Trump. In this photo, crowds gather outside the U.S. Capitol for the "Stop the Steal" rally on January 6 in Washington, D.C. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty

Rendon was one of the speakers at the rally. During her speech, she questioned why other politicians and voters don't want to view evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 election.

When asked about her views, she said that "evidence" shows that voting machines were "accessible" and could've been hacked, The Detroit News reported. In order to prove whether the machines were actually hacked, however, Rendon said an examination of their "logs" would be necessary.

"I haven't seen the logs or I'm not capable of reading them," she said. "I'm not an IT [information technology] expert."

Trump, his supporters, and numerous Republicans have baselessly claimed that an unprecedented nationwide conspiracy of voter fraud "stole" the 2020 election from him. Trump's former attorney general, head of U.S. cybersecurity infrastructure and statewide audits have all concluded that there's no evidence that the 2020 election was stolen.

In December 2020, Rendon signed onto an unsuccessful federal lawsuit that would've required the Michigan legislature to certify the state's presidential election results. In Michigan, President Joe Biden beat Trump by 154,000 votes. Rendon said the election was filled with "irregularities," but hasn't provided concrete evidence to back up her assertions.

The FBI has called QAnon a domestic terrorism threat. The conspiracy theory has been linked to several murders and death threats against politicians, but the movement has not partnered up with international organizations that actually work to prevent child trafficking.

Newsweek contacted Rendon's office for comment.