“All politics is local” — Tip O’Neill

Far-right groups have been moving away from national organizing to focus on building grassroots support, harnessing conservative outrage to influence school boards and other local offices. That effort was stepped up after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol left much of the militant right under federal scrutiny and in operational disarray.

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  1. There does seem to be a more substantival driver. I’ve not got a good fix on it, but there seems to be a few cultural issues where teachers generally are significantly leftward of the voters generally in conservative communities and it’s starting to cause political heat. At the least, teachers’ reluctance to in-person schooling is really starting to grate on parents. So it’s not surprising that school board races are starting to attract grass-roots right-wing activists.

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