Augustus Sol Invictus is a far-right activist and made headlines as a speaker at the Unite the Right rally at Charlottesville in 2017. The white supremacist rally ended in the deaths of three people. According to Right Wing Watch, Invictus has recently registered to vote in California, where one of his allies who is a party delegate in the state GOP says he has appointed Invictus as an associate delegate to the California Republican Party.
State party rules say that any delegate may appoint an associate delegate. The associate delegate would serve as an alternate if the full delegate is unable to appear on the convention floor. Although Invictus’s position would be a minor one, his appointment by Anthony Macias would align with a strategy that extremists have used in the past to infiltrate and influence politics.
Anthony Macias is a current California Republican Party Delegate for Santa Clara County.
“As expressed in our manifesto, My Right Honourable and Most Noble Friend, Augustus Sol Invitcus, and I are running to lead a government that works for everyone, and for every part of California,” Macias wrote on Facebook.
In 2016, Invictus pursued a U.S. Senate seat nomination in the Florida Libertarian Party primary. During his campaign, it became known that he had once participated in a pagan ritual where he sacrificed a goat and drank its blood. Afterwards, Invictus was a leading organizer for the Unite the Right rally in 2017. The rally brought violence and death to Charlottesville. Invictus has argued in favor of eugenics, is closely affiliated with neo-Nazis, and according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, fantasized about “war, violence and bloodshed.”
Macias has said he is pursuing a spot on the California Republican Party Platform Committee. If he’s successful and he makes Invictus his associate delegate, Invictus would be his alternate and be able to substitute for Macias when votes are called.
Macias uses his Facebook profile to comment on white supremacy issues. He has called Identity Evropa leader Patrick Casey a “cuck for shutting down IE,” which is a reference to Casey rebranding Identity Evropa as the “American Identity Movement.” Macias has also said that Nathan Damigo, a white supremacist who founded Identity Evropa, was his friend. Macias has both defended and mocked the violence that occurred in Charlottesville.