Far-Right Influencer Charged in 2016 Clinton Voter Scheme

A self-styled far-right propagandist has been arrested on charges he used social media to try to suppress votes for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

  • Published 27 January 2021
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NEW YORK (AP) — A self-styled far-right propagandist was arrested in Florida on Wednesday on charges he used social media to try to suppress votes for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint accused 31-year-old Douglass Mackey — known on the internet as “Ricky Vaughn” — of anonymously conspiring with others in late 2016 to use Twitter and other social media to try to trick Clinton…

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