(FiveNation.com)- After claiming that Republican Senate candidate Kathy Barnette is not a significant person, Wikipedia editors removed her article.
Barnette’s page was eventually restored, although editors warned that it might be removed at any time.
In April 2021, an editor stated that the references on the page do not demonstrate notability beyond ordinary campaign coverage.
Another editor concurred, saying Barnette had not gotten an unusual amount of national-level press.
The editor said that if Barnette wins the election, the page “may be restored.”
The editors referenced Wikipedia’s “notability” standards, stipulating that running for political office “does not ensure notability.”
The page was first erased, but it was later restored.
On May 9, another editor removed the page.
A different editor came in to restore the page within 24 hours.
There were no explanations offered for the deletion or reinstatement.
A request for comment was sent to the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit that controls Wikipedia. According to a notice on her page, editors may erase Barnette’s page at any moment without notice.
Barnette, a war veteran, aspiring to become Pennsylvania’s first black senator, took notice of the situation, telling supporters, “When they cancel me, they’re canceling you.”
Barnette wrote on Twitter that no one said it would be simple. The left despises relinquishing authority. However, they forget that actual power rests with the people.
On May 17, voters will go to the polls to determine which candidates to support in the primary. Barnette is one of around a half-dozen Republican contenders competing for the nomination. Others include Dr. Mehmet Oz and businessman David McCormick.
Barnette has gained support in recent surveys following the announcement of a Supreme Court draft judgment that indicated the court is prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade. In a Trafalgar Group poll, Barnette came in second with 23 percent, trailing only Oz.
Barnette’s mother was just 11 years old when she was raped, but she opted to have Barnette instead of having an abortion.
That is a very notable story.