Wayne Willott’s influence is growing in QAnon world, but almost nothing has been reported about his background. Until now. On Nov. 4, 2020, Jim Marchant answered a knock on his hotel-room door. That moment would change his life. Marchant, a former Republican state representative, had just checked into a suite at Las Vegas’s Venetian resort to plot out his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and save Nevada for Donald Trump. After losing his own congressional bid in the same election, Marchant felt sure that something had gone badly wrong. Then he heard the knock. When he opened the door, Marchant came face-to-face with an enigmatic QAnon conspiracy theorist named Wayne Willott, who goes by the alias “Juan O. Savin.” “Guess who showed up at my suite?” Marchant said at a Las Vegas QAnon convention in October 2021, when he recounted his meeting with Willott for the first time in public. “It will blow you away. You saw him Saturday, you saw him yesterday. Juan O. Savin!” The crowd exploded in cheers at the mention of Willott’s alias. While the 65-year-old Willott remains all but unknown outside of QAnon, he’s a figure with growing influence in both the conspiracy-theory universe and the broader conservative movement. Along the way, many of Willott’s supporters have come to believe he’s John F. Kennedy Jr. in disguise. He’s also befriended Q-friendly celebrities, including comedian Roseanne Barr and The Passion of the Christ star Jim Caviezel. At the Venetian, Willott and Marchant set to work to uncover “the fraudulent election.” But by May 2021, they were looking to the future. They convened a meeting of conservative activists, donors, and media figures, all focused on seizing the secretary of state offices that administer elections. The group that emerged from that meeting, the America First Secretary of State Coalition, now stands poised to have its candidates win offices in key battleground states. One of the group’s candidates, Kristina Karamo, has already won the Republican nomination for the position in Michigan. Another candidate, 2020 election denier and Arizona state representative Mark Finchem, has won Trump’s endorsement and looks set to win his state’s primary as well. If victorious in the general election, both candidates could play a key role in how electoral votes from their states are allotted in 2024.

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