In the wake of President Joe Biden’s inauguration last week, MAGA and QAnon followers are merging their beliefs into an even more extreme conspiracy theory claiming that Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 19th president of the United States on March 4, 2021 (video below).
The latest claims being made by QAnon and MAGA followers echo those of the sovereign citizen movement, a group of people who believe they are not governed by the same laws as everyone else. That belief has led to violent confrontations with law enforcement have viewed them among the top domestic extremist threats facing the country.
Following Biden’s inauguration, QAnon followers initially appeared despondent, lashing out that QAnon was a sham. But within days, and at the urging of the movement’s biggest influencers, they started to come around, and begin to believe in “the plan” once again.
Over the weekend, QAnon groups on Gab and Telegram, where most QAnon supporters have found a home since they were kicked off Twitter and Parler was de-platformed, commenters have been sharing documents describing the 1871 act, claiming it proves that Trump will be sworn in on March 4.
The source for this date is the fact that 1933 was also the year when inaugurations were changed from March 4 to Jan. 20 — to shorten the lame-duck period of outgoing presidents. QAnon followers believe that Trump will become the president of the original republic, and not the corporation that they believe the 1871 act created.
Now, QAnon followers have adapted the original date to suit their needs.
Here’s another video:
— Bad Legal Takes (@BadLegalTakes) January 25, 2021