Lauren Windsor is a Democratic communications operative once associated with the Democracy Partners network. Windsor is now the executive director of American Family Voices, a left-leaning 501(c)(4) “dark money” advocacy group.
In October 2021, Winsor claimed responsibility for working with the Lincoln Project to stage a hoax white nationalist rally where affiliates of the Virginia Democratic Party dressed as right-wing protesters from the infamous 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” protest by carrying tiki torches and wearing white shirts.  The purpose of the hoax was to make it appear that the 2021 Republican Virginia gubernational candidate, Glenn Youngkin, was backed by the “white supremacists,” who posed for pictures next to Youngkin’s campaign bus. Windsor claimed that she had worked “in her capacity as a communications consultant” with the Lincoln Project to coordinate the hoax.