The Bonneville County Republican Party held its fifth annual Lincoln Day event.
Before the event began, the rain poured early on but did not return once the event started at Melaleuca Field in Idaho Falls. Bryan Smith, the Vice-Chairman for the Bonneville County Republican Party, said over 700 people bought tickets for the event, which featured keynote speaker James O’Keefe from Project Veritas.
Idaho Dispatch had the opportunity to sit down and interview O’Keefe for a few minutes before the main event beginning.
O’Keefe told Idaho Dispatch during our interview with him that he believes citizens and independent journalists are the ones who will be able to tell the truth, and that is the best way for citizens to push back on the mainstream media.
O’Keefe said during the interview that he had challenged his critics who claim he deceptively edits videos to name an edit that he has done that is deceptive. O’Keefe told Idaho Dispatch that the media is projecting what they do when claiming that he deceptively edits his videos.
Another interview Idaho Dispatch conducted was with Nate Silvester, whose Tik Tok video went viral earlier this year for mocking Lebron James. Silvester was fired from his job and is currently doing social media content regarding policing in America and says he has a book coming out in September.
The interview with Silvester will be posted later this week.
Silvester spoke first at the Lincoln Day event and discussed policing in Idaho. Then, he discussed his time as an officer and the Tik Tok video he made, which led to his dismissal.
Silvester also discussed his book and how he believes that police need even more support now while some movements try to attack policing in America.
O’Keefe then spoke about some of the recent work that Project Veritas has been working on.
O’Keefe mentioned his lawsuits against Twitter, CNN, and the New York Times. In addition, he discussed numerous whistleblowers that he says Project Veritas has inside of companies across the country.
In addition to their undercover videos and whistleblowers inside companies, O’Keefe discussed ballot harvesting allegations they uncovered from last year’s general election with undercover videos and, in particular, a video from Minnesota with a man who is allegedly harvesting more ballots than allowed by law.
O’Keefe told Idaho Dispatch during our interview with him that he believes citizens and independent journalists are the ones who will be able to tell the truth and that more and more people need to come forward and fight back.
After the main speakers were done, Mark Fuller, the Bonneville County Republican Party Chairman, handed out several awards, and Smith announced the winners of several firearms and other prizes.
Fuller asked Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin also to say a few words as well. McGeachin mentioned that she would fight against Critical Race Theory, the shutting down of businesses, and more if she becomes governor.
Note: Idaho Dispatch will be attempting to attend political events by any party or organization that bring in what many define as “well-known” speakers to keep Idahoans informed about what is happening in their local communities. Idaho Dispatch is non-partisan and believes that political parties and organizations should have big events covered by local media outlets.
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