QAnon proponent wins Georgia House race; ADL offering $3,000 reward for information on gravestone vandalism in Michigan

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November 06, 2020


As the country waited anxiously for all the votes to be counted in the U.S. presidential election, ADL urged calm and patience and reiterated our longstanding calls that every vote counts and every vote must be counted. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican candidate from Georgia who has espoused the antisemitic QAnon conspiracy theory and employed racist rhetoric during her congressional campaign was elected to the House of Representatives. And ADL announced a reward up to $3,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the election-related vandalism of several headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Grand Rapids.

Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate and the latest info about ADL from around the country.

1) With No Clear Victor in Presidential Election and Votes Still Being Counted, ADL Remains Vigilant

“The Anti-Defamation League warned on Wednesday that the threat of violence linked to the election has not yet passed, despite fears of fighting and chaos at polling stations on Election Day failed to materialize. ‘As always, we will call out extremists across the ideological spectrum, especially those who try to take advantage of this moment to promote a hateful or violent agenda. Vigilance is the watchword,’ ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said.” The Times of Israel: LEARN MORE

+ READ: Statement on the Undetermined Presidential Election Outcome from ADL’s CEO

+ ADL Resource: Electoral Misinformation on Twitter -- 56% of Problematic Tweets Reported by ADL Go Unaddressed by Platform in Crucial Post-Election Timeframe

2) QAnon Proponent Marjorie Taylor Greene Wins Georgia House Race

 “Greene’s race was thrust into the national spotlight in June after videos unearthed by Politico showed her making bigoted remarks, including comparing Democratic donor George Soros, a Jewish Holocaust survivor, to a Nazi and saying the 2018 midterms were like an ‘Islamic invasion of our government.’ She also asserted that African Americans are ‘held slaves to the Democratic Party,’ based on the reported comments.” The Hill: FULL STORY

+ Jonathan Greenblatt tweet: Dismayed that @mtgreenee, who spread QAnon conspiracies & #antisemitic & Islamophobic hate, is projected to win her race…

+ ADL Letter to House Leadership Calling for QAnon-affiliated Candidates to be Blocked Potential from Leadership Positions

3) ADL Offering $3,000 Reward for Information on Gravestone Vandalism in Michigan

“The vandalism was found election eve. Officers said six headstones were spray-painted and that the damaged appeared very recent. Photos from Monday show the words ‘TRUMP’ and ‘MAGA’ painted on the graves.” ABC Grand Rapids: READ MORE

+ READ MORE: ADL Michigan Statement on Reported Desecration of Graves in the Ahavas Jewish Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Michigan

+ Jonathan Greenblatt tweet: Despicable to see a Jewish cemetery vandalized in this way. We hope the authorities will investigate thoroughly and identify the perpetrators without delay…