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Man Behind “Ricky Vaughn” Twitter Account Arrested and Charged for 2016 Engagement in “Voter Disinformation”

A case of political persecution?

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The Justice Department announced Wednesday that the man behind the former “Ricky Vaughn” Twitter account has been arrested and charged with election interference.

In a press release posted on Twitter by NBC News’ Allan Smith, the DOJ wrote that Douglass Mackey allegedly “[conspired] with others in advance of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election to use various social media platforms to disseminate misinformation designed to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote.”

The press release mentions an incident where Mackey, through the Ricky Vaughn account, allegedly tweeted an image depicting a black woman in front of an “African Americans for [Candidate]” sign, with text on the image reading: “Avoid the Line. Vote from Home. Text ‘[Candidate’s first name]’ to 59925. Vote for [Candidate] and be a part of history.” The “Candidate” is presumed to have been Hillary Clinton.

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The image also included fine print that read: “Must be 18 or older to vote. One vote per person. Must be a legal citizen of the United States. Voting by text not available in Guam, Puerto Rico, Alaska or Hawaii. Paid for by [Candidate] for President 2016.”

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According to the DOJ, nearly 5,000 different phone numbers texted “[Candidate’s first name]” to 59925, apparently thinking they were voting for said candidate. Prosecutors allege that this tweet violated and undermined their constitutional right to vote.

The Ricky Vaughn account accumulated tens of thousands of followers and received tremendous tweet engagement over the course of the 2016 election. He tweeted around the clock and was more influential than NBC News, Drudge Report, Stephen Colbert, and Newt Gingrich. The MIT Media Lab’s February 2016 analysis ranked Ricky Vaughn as the 107th most important election influencer.

In April 2018 his real identity, Douglass Mackey, was doxxed on Gab by former congressional candidate Paul Nehlen, which the mainstream media quickly caught wind of. Mackey had already long been suspended from Twitter and was living and working quietly in Manhattan at that time.

It’s difficult for us non-lawyers to know whether Mackey’s tweet was legal or illegal, but it’s also difficult to see how this case is not purely political in nature. Now that Biden’s in power, the ruling class seems to be looking for excuses to punish people who arguably played an important role in the growth of Trump’s movement. If the possibility of prison over a meme or two posted four years ago sounds ludicrous, then it probably is.

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RINO Maria Salazar Challenges Former Trump Advisor Steven Miller on America First Immigration Policy

This freshman is a dangerous RINO.

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Rep. Maria Salazar (R-FL) has barely been in the federal swamp for a month, and she is already working to undermine former president Donald Trump’s “America First” immigration agenda.

Salazar, who was a journalist with the fake news media before running for Congress, took aim at former Trump advisor Stephen Miller, who was credited as the force behind President Trump’s strongest immigration policies. She slammed Miller on a call with her House colleagues to ingratiate herself with the globalists and secure those fat Chamber of Koch checks.

Politico broke the news about the heated exchange between Salazar and Miller, which apparently continued in private as well:

Salazar is repeating her corporate-sponsored talking points, but President Trump proved her conventional wisdom wrong in 2020. Trump brought in Hispanics to the Republican Party unlike any political figure before him by standing for the rule of law against marauding Black Lives Matter terrorists and other left-wing thugs at war with civilization.

Big League Politics has reported on Hispanics supporting Trump because they understand the crime and degeneracy that illegal immigration brings to America:

The media constantly fear-mongered about president Donald Trump’s immigration policies ever since he declared his run for office and continued to do so well into his presidency.

The conventional wisdom was that these measures would repel Hispanics across the nation and turn them into a monolithic vote for the Democrat Party. 

That did not turn out to be the case in 2020. Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner wrote that Trump’s immigration hawk policies “won broad bipartisan and Hispanic support in the election and even turned several border towns red for the first time in years.”

Per two reviews, a majority of Hispanics and Democrats were in favor of the Trump administration’s efforts to limit immigration during the Wuhan virus pandemic. Similarly, voters in southern border counties reacted negatively to the radical Left’s attacks levied against U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform conducted a voter exit survey, where it found that 78 percent of those surveyed believe immigration was an “important” issue for them and played a huge role in who they ended up pulling the lever for. 80 percent supported Trump’s border closure to prevent the Wuhan virus from spreading.

Similarly, Zogby Analytics released a survey showing that 60 percent of Hispanics and 54 percent of Democrats support Trump’s immigration reductions to protect American jobs. Zogby also found similar views among those surveyed about the cuts being good to “maintain our nation’s population.”

FAIR President Dan Stein believes that the election results serve as a warning to Joe Biden and his desire to open up the borders and pass an amnesty bill for the millions of illegal aliens residing in the U.S.

“The election results clearly do not indicate that President-elect Biden has a mandate to institute radical immigration policies being promoted by his party’s far-left wing that include erasing borders and flooding the country with millions of new legal and illegal immigrants,” Stein declared. The FAIR president cited a 76 percent supermajority of those surveyed who are in favor of immigration restriction.

By standing against immigration patriotism and the MAGA agenda, Salazar has exposed herself as a RINO. She will be promoted by the GOP establishment along other frauds like Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) as they attempt to nullify President Trump’s legacy.

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