Trump Supporter Faces 10 Years in Prison for Sharing Memes

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Douglass Mackey, also known as “Ricky Vaughn” was taken into custody after police showed up at his home on charges of “depriving individuals of their constitutional right to vote.”

According to the official criminal complaint, Mackey conspired to”injure, oppress, threaten, and intimidate persons in the free exercise of a right and privilege secured to them by the Constitution.” Specifically, these alleged “crimes” were carried out through memes. He faces 10 years in prison for the charges.

According to The New York Times report on the case:

“Federal prosecutors accused Douglass Mackey, 31, of coordinating with co-conspirators to spread memes on Twitter falsely claiming that Hillary Clinton’s supporters could vote by sending a text message to a specific phone number… As a result of the misinformation campaign, prosecutors said, at least 4,900 unique phone numbers texted the number in a futile effort to cast votes for Mrs. Clinton… Their effort to misinform voters began after the group saw a similar campaign intended to deceive voters in the 2016 referendum in Britain on whether to leave the European Union, also known as Brexit, according to the complaint.

Mr. Mackey and his associates created their own version, sharing photos that urged Mrs. Clinton’s supporters to vote for her on Election Day using a hashtag on Twitter or Facebook. To make the images look more legitimate, they affixed the logo of her campaign and linked to her website.

Some of their memes appeared to target Black and Latino voters. One image had a Black woman standing in front of a sign supporting Mrs. Clinton, telling people to vote for Mrs. Clinton by texting a specific number. Mr. Mackey shared a similar image written in Spanish, prosecutors said.”

When Mackey’s fake campaign first launched, BuzzFeed reported that those who texted the number received a reply text informing them that the ad was not legitimate.

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12 Thoughts to “Trump Supporter Faces 10 Years in Prison for Sharing Memes”

  1. So your telling me that .the Democratic party can commit the biggest voter fraudulent scam in American history. By defrauding votes .but if someone undermines killery they get 10 years .hmm somebody is spending alot of time on there knees

  2. John

    Double standard. It’s alright for democrats to fix and election for biden and it’s we don’t think that happened, so we won’t even look at the evidence. But when the shoe is on the other foot, it’s send them to jail and we’ll find or make something up later. Well when we are all in the welfare line and trying to learn a Chinese language you can’t even voice an opinion with out being afraid for your life.

  3. Frank Munoz

    What will happen to those collaborators and operatives who helped to commit massive fraud during November 2020 against Trump including governors and couple other democratic billionaires? None of them went to jail or indicted…Terrible double standards and injustice..

  4. Ila Holloway

    Certainly a worthwhile communication.
    Thank you for informing me as to the momentum in our House.
    I am disturbed but not surprised with the unemployment fraud. Trickle down corruption is the soup du jour.

    My prayers support your work, your family, and a return of our great state and nation to the Laws of God.
    Humanism is a latchkey to damnation.

  5. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy, getting what he deserves!

  6. lizzardman

    Anyone dense enough to fall for a meme should NOT be allowed to vote!

  7. Michael

    This again, only proves that “it’s ok, for Dems and far left Libs, to do whatever they want, but we, the Republicans can’t and will be imprisoned if we dare do or say anything negative about them.

    “Someone please wake me up”! Within 4 years, can and will the Far Left Libs really take our Freedom and give our Country away?

  8. Bec

    What goes around comes around!!! Maybe this guy wouldn’t have felt a need to go to this extreme if the US population wasn’t run by such corruption from Hilary, Obama, Schumer, Pelosi, and the entire far left liberals.
    You reap what you sow liberals !!

  9. Trump supporter faces 10 years in prison for sharing memes. It seems that soon Trump supporters will begin to be sent to the gas chambers, as happened in Nazi Germany in 1937, if we continue to be silent.

  10. rottenrollin

    Are they realy going to punish Mackey for having fun with useless idiots?

  11. That’s how trump,” the IMITATION PRESIDENT” won. By chested and with the full support of Russia.

  12. Laura

    New joke: Question: What is the difference between our current VP and a crack whore?
    Answer: Nothing. Both will screw anything to get their fix.

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