Stealth School Board Candidates Can’t Deploy “Stop the Steal”

In many areas, they cannot admit where they really stand on culture war issues and still win

As in an anti-democratic fever dream of Ralph Reed, a slew of conservative Christians, white nationalists, and QAnon followers are running for school boards across the nation.



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Kirk Swearingen

Half a lifetime ago, Kirk Swearingen graduated from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. His work has most recently appeared in Salon.