38 Facts About Ali Alexander


Ali Alexander was born in 1984 or 1985, one of two children born to a Christian African-American mother, Lydia Dews, and a Muslim father, who he says was an exchange student from a "prominent family" in the United Arab Emirates.


Ali Alexander's father left when he was two years old, and his mother raised him by herself in Fort Worth, Texas.


Ali Alexander graduated from Fossil Ridge High School, where he was a self-described "conservative political junkie".


Ali Alexander was convicted of felony property theft and credit card abuse charges in 2007 and 2008.


The New York Observer wrote in 2018 that Alexander "has a history of dog whistling to the nationalist wing of the MAGA movement".


Ali Alexander emerged in right-wing politics around the same time as the Tea Party movement, which came to prominence in the late 2000s.


Ali Alexander created and became the CEO of a group called the National Bloggers' Club, which he described as a non-profit.


In 2015, Ali Alexander worked as the digital director for Republican Jay Dardenne's Louisiana gubernatorial campaign.


Around the time of the 2016 United States presidential election, Ali Alexander was affiliated with a political action committee to which Robert Mercer donated $60,000.


Later, he renamed himself Ali Alexander and became an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump.


Ali Alexander worked as an advisor for the Kanye West 2024 presidential campaign, alongside other far-right figures including Nick Fuentes and Milo Yiannopoulos.


In July 2019, Ali Alexander attended a social media summit at the White House, an event attended by a mix of politicians and far-right pundits.


In 2018, Jack Dorsey spoke with Ali Alexander regarding whether it was advisable to ban Alex Jones from Twitter, stating that Ali Alexander had "interesting points" to make.


In February 2021, on a Trovo livestream, Ali Alexander began soliciting donations to build a "MAGA mega-city" and another planned community in South America called the "City of Ali Alexander".


Ali Alexander stated he would organize further Stop the Steal rallies and that he was creating "tools of creation and tools of chaos".


Ali Alexander called for the abolition of the free press, labeling them "systems that control us," and challenged law enforcement to combat if they attempted to arrest him.


In January 2021, following the storming of the US Capitol building, Ali Alexander was banned from Twitter, as was the Twitter account for the Stop the Steal campaign.


Ali Alexander was banned from PayPal, Venmo, and Patreon following the riot, and permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram.


KXAS-TV reported that after Ali Alexander had been banned by PayPal, he continued to earn money through the Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo.


Ali Alexander is a conspiracy theorist, who has promoted multiple unfounded and discredited claims, including that widespread electoral fraud led to Biden's victory over Trump in the 2020 US presidential election.


In February 2019, Ali Alexander arranged for himself and two fellow conspiracy theorists, Jacob Wohl and Laura Loomer, to travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Later reports indicated the threats appeared to have been falsified by Wohl himself, and Ali Alexander publicly distanced himself from Wohl.


In 2020, Ali Alexander founded Stop the Steal, a campaign promoting the conspiracy theory that falsely posits that widespread electoral fraud occurred during the 2020 presidential election to deny Donald Trump victory over Joe Biden.


Ali Alexander was among the people who encouraged Trump supporters to rally outside the US Capitol building in Washington, DC, on January 6,2021, the day of the Electoral College vote count.


Ali Alexander named his rally the "Wild Protest" after Trump tweeted that protests during vote counting "will be wild".


Ali Alexander planned the rally with Caroline Wren, a former Trump campaign fundraiser, who had been hired by Publix supermarkets heiress Julie Jenkins Fancelli to manage her donation of $300,000 of the approximate total of $500,000 spent on the event.


Ali Alexander announced in several livestreams in December 2020 that he had organized his rally with Representative Andy Biggs, as well as Representatives Paul Gosar and Mo Brooks.


Ali Alexander reportedly encouraged attendees of the Wild Protest, which occurred amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington, DC, not to wear face masks.


The Daily Beast reported that Ali Alexander had gone into hiding after the attack, and taken down a website promoting his rally.


In September 2021, a hack of the internet services company Epik revealed that the day after the Capitol attack, Ali Alexander had worked to hide his ties to over 100 domains, many of which were related to "Stop the Steal".


Ali Alexander was banned from PayPal, Venmo, and Patreon following the riot, and permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram.


Ali Alexander said in April 2022 that he would cooperate with the Justice Department investigation into the attack, after receiving a subpoena from a federal grand jury that was investigating broad categories of people involved in Trump rallies prior to the attack.


Ali Alexander was close to longtime Trump associate Roger Stone, with whom he spoke about "logistics" and the "warring factions" of rally organizers prior to the attack.


On June 24,2022, Ali Alexander testified for nearly three hours before a federal grand jury.


Ali Alexander had allegedly offered one boy the chance to become politically connected and to meet Yiannopoulos in exchange for explicit material.


Nick Fuentes, another far-right activist with ties to Ali Alexander, was himself criticized for allegedly pressuring one of Ali Alexander's accusers to recant.


Fuentes later said Ali Alexander had pledged to withdraw completely from public life due to the scandal.


Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene posted on Twitter to condemn Ali Alexander, claiming that Fuentes was "in on it", and calling for an FBI investigation.