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Dr. Chelsea Ebin

Chelsea Ebin is an assistant professor of Political Science at Drew University. She is a co-founder of the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism and a fellow at the Far-Right Analysis Network. Her research focuses on the development of right-wing movements in the United States, with a particular interest in the Christian Right. Her publications include The Radical Mind: The Origins of Right-Wing Catholic and Protestant Coalition-Building (Forthcoming in summer/fall 2024 from the University Press of Kansas) and the co-edited volume of essays Male Supremacism in the United States: From Patriarchal Traditionalism to Misogynist Incels and the Alt-Right (New York: Routledge, 2022).

While the writing was already on the wall, the results from the Iowa Republican caucus and New Hampshire primary confirmed that Republican voters are willing to look past Donald Trump’s attempt at insurrection and numerous legal battles. As perplexing as it may be for liberals and Democrats, the GOP is all-in for Donald Trump. It seems that it is not only Trump’s message of White Christian nationalism that resonates with conservatives, although that is certainly part of his appeal. His election denialism has also struck a chord. Entrance polling ahead of the Iowa caucus found that a staggering 69% of caucus participants do not believe Biden won the election legitimately. But “Stop the Steal” applies to more than just the …