2. National-Level Nevada Stop the Steal Leaders

According to StopTheSteal.us, the Nevada leaders of Stop the Steal were Courtney Holland, Megan Barth and Mike Coudrey.

Here are Holland and Coudrey at the first Nevada Stop the Steal event, November 7, 2020, in Las Vegas.

Image credit: Las Vegas Sun

Here are Holland’s Tweets about the same rally.

Photos of Stop the Steal events outside the Las Vegas building where vote counting took place were widely viewed in the U.S. and around the world.  Here’s one, from November 8, 2020, featuring Courtney Holland as well as former Nevada Attorney General and failed gubernatorial candidate, Adam Laxalt, and Chair of the National Conservative Union, Matt Schlapp. The photo demonstrates a connection between high-level Nevada Republicans and the Stop the Steal movement. It also shows a connection between Nevada Stop the Steal leadership and national conservative leaders.

Courtney Holland

Holland is a right-wing political activist, social media influencer, Republican Party activist and co-founder, with Megan Barth, of MAGA Meetup: Las Vegas.  She has a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Telegram, Gab, CloutHub and Parler.

In 2018, Holland was active in the Clark County Republican Party during the midterm elections. In the campaigns, she met important right-wing figures, Eric and Lara Trump, and supported candidates including Senator Dean Heller (R-NV), congressional candidate, Danny Tarkanian, and Representative Crescent Hardy.

Already with the 2018 midterm elections, Holland promoted the idea that elections had been stolen and used the hashtag “stop the steal.” This shows, importantly, that the idea of elections stolen by Democrats was circulating and spreading two years before the 2020 Presidential campaign and helped to build general support for that idea which would increase and become politically and socially crucial in 2020.

Holland’s involvement with Clark County’s Republican Party went up a notch with her first attendance at a Clark County Republican Central Committee meeting, November 20, 2018, after which she announced on her Facebook page, to conservatives in particular, that the local party needed new blood–by which, the context makes clear, she meant more conservative blood.

Soon after that, she cultivated her profile as a national right-wing activist and made national right-wing connections by participating in the December 6-8, 2018, American Priority Conference in Washington, D.C.  It is reasonable to assume that her idea of the new direction needed by Nevada’s Republican party is similar to the approach of the American Priority conference.

At the conference, Holland associated with important right-wing figures including Roger Stone, political strategist, lobbyist, conspiracy theorist, Proud Boy associate (and, later, felon convicted for witness tampering and making false statements who after that was pardoned by Trump); Mike Cernovich, right-wing social media figure, political commentator, conspiracy theorist and antifeminist; and Jack Prosobiec, political activist, conspiracy theorist, social media figure, white supremacist and antisemite.

She also met Donald Trump Jr. and his significant other, Kimberly Guilfoyle at the conference–as well as spending time with Megan Barth. “Getting our commie fighter on in Miami at #AMPFEST19” she states in her tweet acompanying a photo of herself with Barth.

The “commie fighter” statement follows a general tendency in the far-right to see their opponent not as liberalism but as communism. We think the idea behind this tendency is the right’s rejection of central government programs–what on the left is called rejection of the state. In our view, it is incorrect to characterize this tendency as an elementary mistake as some on the left do (e.g., ‘don’t they know that communism means state ownership of the means of production?’).  Rather, it is a political position the right takes against any programs that control our lives from above–whether it be single payer healthcare, quarantine measures, masking requirements, diversity training, etc.  A large component of today’s far right can be characterized as being anti-statist.  They supported Trump because they saw him as someone who would dismantle the bureaucratic state.

Three months after the American Priority meeting, on March 13, 2019, Holland and Megan Barth founded and held the first meeting of MAGA Meetup: Las Vegas. The meeting featured national right-wing figures Mike Coudrey (then known as ‘Mike Tokes’), Megan Barth and Mindy Robinson (who later ran and was defeated for congress in Nevada’s third district). Barth and Coudrey later would join Holland as statewide organizers of Stop the Steal.

At a later MAGA Meetup meeting in October, 2019, Holland and Barth hosted Scott Presler, founder of #GaysForTrump and, previously, organizer of ACT! For America, a leading anti-Muslim organization that promotes the conspiracy theory that there are thousands of radicalized Muslims in sleeper cells in universities and government agencies who have as their goal to impose Islamic law in the U.S.

In 2020, Holland energetically promoted the view that the Presidential election results were fraudulent and must be overturned.

She also spoke at Stop the Steal’s Million MAGA March in D.C.  November 14, 2020.

Because this event was not itself violent it is too easy to diminish its overall significance.  Original promotional material for the Million Maga March in fact included material produced by Brien James, Indiana Proud Boy leader, leader of the white supremacist American Guard organization, and founder of the neo-Nazi Vinlanders Social Club with music featuring accompaniment by a neofascist anthem, the MannerBund Anthem, a song meant to evoke the German Nazi songs of the 1930’s.  In addition, though the march itself was not violent, as was widely noted by investigative reporters and researchers, there was significant violence in the evening after the march including unprovoked attacks on two journalists.

Finally, Holland also attended and spoke in D.C. at Stop the Steal’s January 6 rally at the Ellipse.  Here is a flyer for the event that features her as well as Megan Barth and other speakers such as John Schlafly, featured in a photo with his deceased mother, Phyllis Schlaffly, right-wing leader of another era.

Megan Barth

Megan Barth is a right-wing agitprop producer who goes by “ReaganBabe.” She is co-founder, with Courtney Holland, of Las Vegas MAGA Meetup and is involved with a number of small right-wing media outlets–Red Wave America PAC (co-founder), Media Equalizer Project (co-founder), Las Vegas radio program, WAR-The Wayne Allyn Root Show (producer), Las Vegas radio program, The Heat (star)–and has written for a variety of right-wing national news outlets.  Here is Barth interviewing right-wing activist, conspiracy theorist and antisemite, Jack Prosobiec.

Barth, like Holland, spoke at the January 6, 2021, rally in Washington, D.C.  Here’s promotion of her role:

Before that date, she attended Stop the Steal’s November 14, 2020, Million MAGA March in D.C. In this photo, she is with event organizers, Scott Presler, and Courtney Holland.

She also attended the Georgia Stop the Steal rally on November 22, 2020.  Here, she is in Georgia with conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones, of Infowars.

Here, she is at the rally that same day.

Barth both attended and spoke at the January 6, 2021, rally in D.C.  She is featured in the WildProtest.com photos of rally speakers (see above).

Mike Coudrey

Mike Coudrey, previously called “Mike Tokes,” is a right-wing agitprop producer who associates with a wide variety of national far-right figures. In this video you can see him with well-known racists and antisemites, Bryden Proctor (white nationalist who used to tweet at @actualracist), Tim Gionet (also known as “Baked Alaska”) and Antonio Foreman.  In the video, Proctor teaches “Tokes” how to give a proper Nazi salute. Gionet later was arrested for being part of the attack on the the D.C. Capitol on January 6, 2021. He livestreamed his presence inside the Capitol for twenty minutes.  Similarly in 2017, he livestreamed his presence at the violent Charlottesville Unite the Right rally.  It is shocking that Nevada’s Republican party members would associate at all with someone whose political associates were avowed racists and Nazi sympathizers.

Coudrey attended Stop the Steal’s Million MAGA March in D.C. on November 14, 2020.

Coudrey also spoke at the Stop the Steal rally in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 21, 2021.

Finally, he also spoke at the January 6, 2021, rally in Washington, D.C.  In this photo, he encourages people to go to DC for the Save America events on January 5 and 6.

Here is Coudrey at the DC rally on January 6 and on his Facebook Page thanking Don Jr. for “fighting for us.”

Here is Coudrey “overlooking the US Capitol” on January 6, 2021, and commemorating the event, on his Facebook page, as a “moment of history.”

Here Coudrey apparently has second thoughts about simply commemorating his presence at the event and so photographs himself at the Capitol, with Ali Alexander, and Alex Jones, as Jones makes a statement absolving himself of being in the Capitol building.

3. Local-Level Nevada Stop the Steal Leaders and Weekly Rally Organizers
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