Steve Bannon’s aggressive campaign to undermine American democracy didn’t stop on January 6. Bannon, a bellicose right-wing nationalist who served as White House chief strategist under President Donald Trump in 2017, is fighting a subpoena from the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. The Justice Department is contemplating whether to act on the House’s vote to hold Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress. At the same time, Bannon continues to host a popular podcast that is one of the country’s most important promoters of the very stolen-election lies that incited the January 6 mob. The podcast, called “War Room,” is a six-days-a-week alternate reality that is kind of like Trump’s banned Twitter account revived in audio form. In the fantasyland of Bannon and friends, Trump won the 2020 election “in a landslide” (he lost), Trump’s victory (which didn’t occur) was ripped from his hands by a sprawling list of cheaters (pure fiction), and President Joe Biden’s win can still be decertified (nope). As Bannon proudly noted on one October episode, “War Room” gives its listeners election-related “information” that even Fox News avoids. On episode after episode, Bannon’s podcast goes into elaborate, incorrect detail about how the election was supposedly stolen. One of his regular guests is Mike Lindell, the pillow businessman who makes conspiratorial election claims so ludicrous that Fox has refused to air ads that have invoked them. Lindell – whose pillow company has been a repeat advertiser on “War Room” – appeared three times last week alone. Bannon has also provided a friendly platform for the debunked election claims of people like former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, former Trump White House official Peter Navarro, wildly inaccurate so-called “data analyst” Seth Keshel, and an assortment of swing-state Republican candidates who are running on election lies. A Bannon spokesperson acknowledged having received CNN’s request for comment this week but did not provide any additional response. A call to action The podcast’s relentless barrage of election deception would be damaging enough to American democracy if it were just talk. Bannon spoke approvingly in October about how his efforts have reduced Americans’ faith in “the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s regime.” But Bannon has also urged “War Room” listeners to take long-term action. He has made frequent pleas for supporters to reshape the Republican party by signing up to serve as “precinct committeemen.” Those are low-level local positions. As Bannon has emphasized, though, they matter. People in precinct posts can be influential in choosing representatives to serve on local elections boards and to fill key offices within each state’s party apparatus. They also frequently serve as local elections workers. “It is hard to overstate how dangerous Bannon’s words and actions are,” said Rick Hasen, a professor of law and political science and co-director of the Fair Elections and Free Speech Center at the University of California, Irvine. “He’s creating an army of duped people who will go into positions helping to run elections with the false understanding that the 2020 election was stolen. Who knows what such people are capable of doing when in charge of running polling places or counting votes.” There is no hard data on the impact of Bannon’s call to activism. But ProPublica reported in September that counties around the country had seen an unusual surge in people looking to sign up for Republican precinct positions after Bannon began advocating the idea early this year. “War Room” has thrived on Apple’s podcast app even after it was banned from Spotify, YouTube and Twitter following various election lies and Bannon’s casual call last November for the beheading of Dr. Anthony Fauci. “War Room” has consistently been in the top 100 on US podcast charts; while precise listenership figures aren’t available, Bannon claimed in late October that the podcast had been downloaded a total of 100 million times since it was launched in late 2019 with a focus on Trump’s first impeachment. Megan Squire, an Elon University computer science professor and Southern Poverty Law Center senior fellow who studies the podcasts and other online communications of right-wing extremists, said Bannon is “really good at creating community around his podcasts,” turning the show into something more than a passive listening experience. She noted that there are tens of thousands of members in “War Room” fan groups on Telegram, an app popular for its group chats. “The fans can then extend the beliefs of the show, sometimes in harmful ways,” Squire said. Election lie after election lie “War Room” has come under scrutiny for Bannon’s comments in December and early January, when he pushed election lies, spoke vaguely of his conversations with Trump advisers also looking to overturn the election, urged supporters to get angry and come to Washington on January 6, and predicted on January 5 that “all hell is going to break loose tomorrow.” But Bannon never stopped touting the election lies even after the insurrection. Though “War Room” covers other subjects as well – recent segments have addressed the Covid-19 pandemic, immigration and the Virginia election – Bannon is fixated on what he calls the “Three November Movement” about the 2020 election. Here are just 10 of the election lies that have been told on the podcast since mid-July.