Ali Alexander is a prominent election denier and right-wing conspiracy theorist who was raised in Fort Worth, Texas and gained national prominence in promoting the Big Lie after the 2020 presidential election. He has been convicted of two felonies—for theft and credit card abuse.
Alexander became involved in the Tea Party movement in 2010 (using the name Ali Akbar), and has been a far-right activist ever since, becoming an outspoken MAGA die-hard during the Trump era. He promoted rallies protesting the 2020 election results and incited violence by Trump supporters in the run-up to the Jan. 6 insurrection.
In 2022 he cooperated with the House Select Committee’s subpoena to testify about the Stop the Steal campaign, and after also receiving a grand jury subpoena as part of the Justice Department’s investigation, spent at least four hours testifying in June 2022.
Alexander’s consulting firm received $6,000 from Stop the Steal PAC a week after he was subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 committee.
January 6, 2021
- An organization called One Nation Under God applied for a permit from the U.S. Capitol Police for a rally on Jan. 6 on Capitol grounds focused on “election fraud in the swing states.” That event did not take place because of the attack on the Capitol. However, the mailing address listed for One Nation Under God was Alexander’s personal address. The permit did not list Stop the Steal as the organization sponsoring the rally, yet Alexander acknowledged the relationship in a statement following the Jan. 6 attack.
- Alexander said in a video that he would ask the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers extremist groups to provide security at the Jan. 6 rally.
- Alexander appeared at a rally organized by the Eighty Percent Coalition on Jan. 5, 2020 and led the crowd in a cheer of “victory or death.”
- Stop the Steal websites requested donations to offset the expense of organizing the Jan. 6 rally. Alexander was a leading voice in the Stop the Steal Movement movement.
- As the attack on the U.S. Capitol began, Alexander said, “I don’t disavow this.”
- Alexander’s consulting firm, Vice and Victory, received thousands of dollars from a previously dormant super PAC a week after he was subpoenaed by the House Select Committee investigating the attack on the Capitol.
The Big Lie
- Alexander boasted that he had coordinated with Republican elected officials to contest the 2020 election results. On Dec. 9, 2020, he allegedly spoke by phone with Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), seems to have texted Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), and spoke in person to Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.). These conversations allegedly concerned organizing around the Jan. 6 Electoral College certification process. The three members of Congress all participated in meetings at the White House and on Capitol Hill focused on rejecting the election results.
- Alexander says that after he received a text from activist Scott Presler on Nov. 4, 2020, asking for direction he decided to launch Stop the Steal.
- At a Dec. 19, 2020 rally in Arizona, Alexander said that the Stop the Steal movement wasn’t violent—at least “not yet.”
- He threatened a Washington, D.C. hotel that decided to close on Jan. 6 after people were stabbed following a MAGA rally.
- Mark Finchem, a far-right state representative in Arizona, thanked Alexander for his support for the Maricopa County election audit.
- In the years since the insurrection, Alexander continues to spread misinformation about voting fraud and had doubled down in his support for the attack on the Capitol.
- At a far-right conference in Nebraska, Alexander vowed to return to the U.S. Capitol in 2025 regardless of the results of the 2024 election.