20,000 Republicans just cast their ballot for a Nazi in Illinois- Here are the reactions (Details)


On Tuesday, in Illinois’ third congressional district, Arthur Jones, a Holocaust denier and former American Nazi leader, officially took the Republican nomination.

Jones ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Surprisingly, according to preliminary totals, there were 20,339 Republicans who cast their votes for Jones.

The total comes from  13,158 voters in suburban Cook County, 4,093 voters in Will County, 3,023 voters in Chicago, and 65 voters in DuPage County.

Jones made his Nazi views known to the public. On his website that promoted his congressional run, there was a section titled “Holocaust?” and described “the Holocaust racket” as “the biggest blackest lie in history.”

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There was also another section called “Flags of Conflict” that he used to celebrate the Confederate flag. He described the flag as “a symbol of White pride and White resistance.”

Jones’ nomination comes even after the Republican National Committee condemned him. Michael Ahren, the RNC spokesman, stated, “We condemn this candidate and his hateful rhetoric in the strongest possible terms.”

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider has also spoken out against Jones previously. In a statement, he said, “The Illinois Republican Party and our country have no place for Nazis like Arthur Jones. We strongly oppose his racist views and his candidacy for any public office, including the 3rd Congressional District.”

Jones is expected to lose to Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski during the midterm election in November. Jones will go head to head to Lipinski who held the seat for more than a decade and the district is solid blue.

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