Disgraced Charlottesville Hate Marcher Elected by Washington State GOP

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. Cool!'

White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia, on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11, 2017.
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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 social media site Twitter suspended James Allsup December 2017, saying the university student espousing far-right views violated its terms of use.

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