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Trump's 2016 victory "has a trick"? Its supporters were arrested on charges of "stealing votes"

Trump’s 2016 victory “has a trick”? Its supporters were arrested on charges of “stealing votes”

by YCPress

According to the Washington Post on the 28th, a Trump supporter was arrested on the 27th local time and accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. election.

It is reported that Trump’s supporter is very influential on social media.

In 2016, he promoted Trump’s victory through an organized event and deceived Trump’s supporters of Hillary Clinton’s then opponent through illegal means such as text messages or the Internet.

Douglas McKee

U.S. prosecutors allege that Douglas Mackey, 31, used an alias to spread information on social media Twitter to encourage Hillary’s supporters to “avoid queues and vote at home”.

According to the Brooklyn prosecutor’s office announcing Mackey’s arrest, nearly 5,000 people have been deceived.

William Sweeney, assistant director of the FBI’s New York office, said that McKee’s alleged behavior was “totally stealing ballot papers”.

It is understood that McKee was arrested in West Palm Beach, Florida, and he was accused of conspiracy to violate voting rights.


U.S. authorities said that McKee used multiple social media accounts and conspired with others online to prevent people from voting for Hillary.

Hillary won the 2016 general election, but lost in the Electoral College vote.

A Twitter account of McKee @Ricky_Vaughn99 had about 58,000 followers when it was disabled by Twitter in October 2016.

According to an analysis by the MIT Media Lab, the account ranked 107th among the most influential accounts in the U.S. election that year, surpassing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Late Show host Stephen Cole.

Stephen Colbert and NBC News account.

One person familiar with the case said that McGee had not been prosecuted before because it was a complicated investigation – it did not start until it was discovered that McKee was a user of the @Ricky_Vaughn99 account.

“With McGee’s arrest, we want to inform those who undermine the process of American democracy in this way cannot rely on the cloak of anonymity on the Internet to escape their crimes,” Brooklyn Acting Attorney Seth DuCharme said in a statement.