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QAnon Believers Are Winners — So Why Are They Acting Like Losers?

KEYSTONE, SOUTH DAKOTA - JULY 01: A Donald Trump supporter holding a QAnon flag visits Mount Rushmore National Monument on July 01, 2020 in Keystone, South Dakota. President Donald Trump is expected to visit the monu... KEYSTONE, SOUTH DAKOTA - JULY 01: A Donald Trump supporter holding a QAnon flag visits Mount Rushmore National Monument on July 01, 2020 in Keystone, South Dakota. President Donald Trump is expected to visit the monument and speak before the start of a fireworks display on July 3. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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In 2014, political science professors Joseph Parent and Joseph Uscinski found that, after combing through 120,000 letters to the editor in major newspapers dating from the 1890s, political losers are more likely to engage in conspiratorial thinking. 

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