If You Don’t Like It, Then You Need to Move, She Said

The story of how we lost an ordinary farmer, elected state senator, to the Grand QAnon Party

Erika Anne Sauter
Mar 24 · 4 min read
The family farm, founded in 1846, Dayton Township, Iowa County, Iowa. Photo credited to the author

Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain. — State of Iowa

Across the pond, through the study window, I see an American Flag at half staff rustling in the wind. It’s been at half staff since November 7, 2020, the day the U. S. declared President Biden victorious in the election. I try not to look at it, but it’s all I can see. I watched as the family — three generations — lower it together.

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Erika Anne Sauter

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Behavioral Science ed/ reporter in Eastern Iowa. Informed and opinionated. My hobbies include petting cats, research and farming.

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Behavioral Science ed/ reporter in Eastern Iowa. Informed and opinionated. My hobbies include petting cats, research and farming.

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