By Jake Zuckerman
A state Board of Education member organized a bus trip to Washington D.C. to participate in a “Stop the Steal” event, which descended into a chaotic, seditious mob raid on the U.S. Capitol as Congress voted to affirm the presidential election.
Kirsten Hill, who was elected to a four-year term in 2018, organized for a bus to travel from Elyria, Ohio (departing at 3 a.m. Jan. 6) to arrive in Washington D.C. to join the event, according to an online event page hosted by a group she runs.
The site, run by the TEA Party of Lorain County, hosts links to the now-defunct site “www.wildprotest.com” encouraging signups. It lists Hill specifically as the organizer.
“#DoNotCertify #Jan6 #StopTheSteal #WildProtest.” An event graphic states. “President Trump wants you in DC January 6.”
The event and riot are inextricably tied to the untrue assertion that President Donald Trump won the November election, not Biden. Supporters of this theory have baselessly alleged election fraud in several states Biden won despite a lack of evidence, increasingly unhinged theories of fraud sometimes linking state governors to Hugo Chavez, or dozens of courts rejecting the claims.