Massachusetts Senate Candidate Shiva Ayyadurai Spreads ‘QAnon’ Conspiracy Theory

V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, who is running a largely unsuccessful bid to unseat Sen. Elizabeth Warren from her position in Massachusetts, spent the weekend spreading the laughably implausible “QAnon” conspiracy theory.

The QAnon theory supposes that a member of the Trump administration—or perhaps Trump himself—is spending his time writing cryptic riddles meant to guide hundreds of thousands of amateur sleuths toward evidence proving that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is not investigating the Trump campaign for possible collusion with Russian officials, but is actually working alongside President Trump to dismantle a global satanic pedophile ring.

Ayyadurai has routinely nodded to the fringes of right-wing politics since we began watching his campaign last year. Just this year, Ayyadurai began selling campaign pins featuring alt-right imagery, repeatedly deployed a racial slur to describe voters he said were on the “white liberal deep state reservation,” catered to the Trump-centric “Proud Boys” gang headed up by CRTV host Gavin McInnes, and showered praise on a white supremacist troll before blessing a statue of the 4chan deity “Kek.”

In Ayyadurai’s latest apparent appeal to the fringes of right-wing politics, he’s spread a meme with the caption “WWG1WGA,” which is an abbreviated form of the QAnon phrase “Where we go one, we go all.”

Ayyadurai is the latest in an ever-growing number of right-wing personalities who have warmed up to the QAnon theory.