A convicted thief and QAnon influencer who claims to be able to time travel organized a campaign to replace elected officials with QAnon sympathizers and misrepresented her expertise in election litigation before the Supreme Court now wants to be Ohio’s next Secretary of State.
Terpsichore Maras isn’t even attempting to conceal her QAnon membership.
Folks, this too is a Christmas story:
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) December 24, 2020
Maras, who is known to her supporters simply as Tore and goes by a variety of other names, published a logo to her official YouTube and Facebook campaign accounts this week, substituting the ‘o’ in ‘Secretary of State’ with a Q.
“As SOS of Ohio I will get rid of EVERY SINGLE ELECTION VOTING MACHINE,” Maras wrote on Telegram this week. “Humans will be paid to count the votes live on camera. Paper ballots and PEN ONLY. I will do that on day one.”
Attorney Sidney Powell's secret expert witness has been identified as pro-Trump podcaster Terpsichore Maras-Lindeman, who allegedly has misrepresented herself repeatedly and is accused of stealing money from charity.@highbrow_nobrowhttps://t.co/xifHK567p7
— Ale (@aliasvaughn) December 28, 2020
Maras went on to mention a widely disproved conspiracy theory about Venezuela influencing American elections.
Maras is running for the Republican nomination, and in May’s primary, he will face incumbent Frank LaRose and former state legislator John Adams.
In an overt attempt to win favor with the man who still controls the Republican Party, LaRose has argued that Ohio’s 2020 election was conducted fairly while also refusing to admit that former President Donald Trump lost the presidential election. Adams, on the other hand, is a staunch Trump supporter who has openly promoted 2020 election conspiracy ideas.
Sidney Powell secret [intelligence contractor] witness is Terpsichore Maras-Lindeman, a pro-Trump podcaster. “In a recent civil fraud case, attorneys 4 the state of ND said … [she] falsely claimed to be a medical doctor & to have both a PhD ‘ an MBA.” https://t.co/3YM1y8pES1
— Jennifer Cohn ✍🏻 📢 (@jennycohn1) December 26, 2020
Maras have no prior political experience but has spent the last 18 months feverishly disseminating conspiracy theories online, claiming that the 2020 election was rigged—despite the fact that Trump won Ohio by 8 points and no complaints have been filed in the state.
While Maras may appear to be an outsider with little chance of gaining the Republican nomination, she is joining a growing community of QAnon believers and election truthers who are emboldened by the Republican party’s turn to the right support of electoral conspiracies.
David Gilbert should open the door wider and look into the fact Terpsehore Maras aka Terpsichore Maras-Lindeman is only one of 48 alias names she uses, and was married to Barry Lindeman who was a pedophile that sexually abused their 10 yr old daughter AND SHE ENABLED IT! https://t.co/kQbXTUfgFv
— American Shitposter (@AmericanShitPst) February 14, 2022
According to a record kept by Media Matters for America, Maras is already the fifth secretary of state candidate standing for election next November who has expressed support for QAnon. This trend is part of a larger effort to replace current elected officials with those who believe Trump will win in 2020.
And Maras has the support of key players in the MAGA world, like Patrick Bryne, the former CEO of Overstock.com, who has become one of the most outspoken voices in the “Stop the Steal” movement.
Maras’ Telegram posts and podcasts are also frequently circulated among grassroots organizations claiming to be working on “election integrity” concerns and viewing her as an insider.
Terpsichore Maras-Lindeman has been accused by North Dakota's attorney general of assuming false identities to "deceive people," says lawsuit. https://t.co/MP6uqqZf1j
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) December 26, 2020
Maras used her newfound celebrity last year to organize a statewide movement to unseat elected officials and replace them with QAnon believers, using the game-streaming platform Twitch and the encrypted messaging app Telegram to do it.
Maras, on the other hand, has a history of exaggerating her experience and, at times, downright lying about her credentials.
Advice to all who make movies based on the Trump coup attempt: Play these characters straight, they are already too broadly drawn and comic to be real. Take for example, the case of screaming loon Terpsichore Maras-Lindeman….https://t.co/2bvuurEzY0
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) December 25, 2020
Sidney Powell claimed an unidentified source characterized as “a private contractor with experience gathering and analyzing foreign intelligence” when she requested the Supreme Court in December of that year to invalidate the 2020 election results as part of her widely mocked Kraken litigation. According to the unidentified source, a foreign body was planning to rig the election.
Maras was identified as the source a few weeks later, admitting that her military experience was limited to a single eight-month training term in the Navy that ended in August 1997.
In 2018, a judge in North Dakota ordered her to pay $25,000 after she gathered money intended for homeless shelters and wreaths for soldiers’ graves but instead spent it on herself at McDonald’s, QVC, and other stores.
Terpsichore Maras-Lindeman isn't just a QAnon guru, she was also Sidney Powell's "secret witness" in a stolen election lawsuit based on the content of a blog post, claims she can time travel, and has turned filing vote auditing lawsuits into a profession. https://t.co/wzwOEI7ZGo
— Mike Rothschild (@rothschildmd) October 6, 2021
Maras allegedly claimed to be a medical doctor with a Ph.D. and an MBA, according to attorneys for North Dakota in the case.
Despite these clear red flags, she has amassed a devoted following. On the streaming network Twitch, she currently has over 23,000 subscribers, earning her tens of thousands of dollars. Maras have also been designated as a verified partner, which means she will receive 70% of all membership costs.
Who is Terpsichore Maras-Lindeman? Powell witness identified as a pro-Trump podcaster https://t.co/nqijx5WvsQ
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) December 25, 2020
And a crowdsourcing campaign set up to raise money to buy Maras a new automobile after she claimed her old one was stolen has just surpassed the $100,000 mark. Even though Maras has already acquired a Tesla with the funds received, it is still accepting donations.
Despite her history of deception, Maras’ candidacy for Secretary of State in Ohio appears to be based, at least in part, on integrity and transparency.
Could this be "Terpsichore Maras-Lindeman" aka..holy shit (see below)… going after "Ali Alexander" or Ali Abdul-Razaq Akbar for defamation? pic.twitter.com/73iO22mvZ8
— Robert Young Pelton (@RYP__) December 10, 2021
“Fundamentally all social and political questions are economic,” Maras posted to her campaign Facebook page earlier this week. “Even your vote is about money, you are in essence the consumer but you are also being consumed, like a hamster on a wheel that the politicians spin.”