Local Republicans Feature Sanctioned Right-Wing Election Denier, Representative of Indicted Trump Co-Defendant in Georgia

Waukegan, IL — While Republicans in Washington, DC, struggled to find a Speaker, Republicans in Lake County had no trouble finding one who represents their shift to right-wing extremist values. On October 21, 2023, the Antioch Republicans held a fundraiser featuring 2020 election denier/right-wing attorney David Shestokas, who was sanctioned by a judge in 2023 for filing a frivolous election challenge, and is currently representing an indicted co-defendant of Donald Trump’s in the Georgia election interference case. Republican Jim Carris (opponent of our Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider) and Republican Mary Cole (opponent of our Democratic Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart) were at the Antioch event.