James Allsup the former president of the Washington State University College Republicans who resigned after attending a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia is now an elected official in Washington state.
The Daily Beast confirmed Allsup was certified this week as a precinct committee officer for the Whitman County, Washington Republican Party - after he ran uncontested for the post.
On June 2, Allsup, 22, posted a picture of a certificate on Facebook. “As of today I am officially an elected official in the state of Washington and Republican party,” he wrote. “Cool!”
The Spokesman-Review reported Allsup regularly used the platform to attack multiculturalism and Obama-era immigration policies among other views considered to be on the left politically.
He posted a photo of the suspension notification to Facebook.
KREM-TV reports that Allsup said “Despite not ever violating terms of service, I was the latest right-of-center person they decided to ban.”
In November, Allsup was among far-right figures stripped of their verification checkmarks - visual cues that Twitter gives to prominent accounts to help other users ensure they are authentic.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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