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

A Donald Trump supporter holding a QAnon flag visits Mount Rushmore National Monument on July 1, 2020 in Keystone, South Dakota. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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July 24, 2020 2:10 p.m.

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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