Last Updated on March 31, 2023
Douglass Mackey, better known by his online alias “Ricky Vaughn,” which took inspiration from the main character of the smash hit, politically incorrect “Major League” movie series, has been convicted of federal election interference charges in the Eastern District of New York, one of the federal bench’s most notoriously left-wing courts. The conviction marks a low point for political free speech in America and has been compared to the Soviet-style targeting of political enemies.
Douglass Mackey, aka Ricky Vaughn, has been convicted of federal charges and faces a decade in prison for posting memes, which were obviously intended as a joke. The memes in question told Hillary Clinton voters to “vote from home” by texting in their vote to a fake phone number, or by posting it along with a “Presidential Election” hashtag, instead of showing up to the polls on election day.
According to federal prosecutors, several Democrat voters actually believed the gags and texted in or hashtagged their “vote” for Hillary Clinton, thereby “depriving” them of their right to vote at the hands of Mackey’s satirical online persona.
Ironically, while voting from home sounded like such a pipe dream in 2016 that the very idea of it was considered a joke, just four years later, Democrats illegally changed election laws all over the country to allow millions of people (or alleged people) to vote from home.
“Douglass Mackey, also known as ‘Ricky Vaughn,’ was convicted today by a federal jury in Brooklyn of the charge of Conspiracy Against Rights stemming from his scheme to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote,” an official statement from the Eastern District of New York reads, announcing Mackey’s conviction. “When sentenced, Mackey faces a maximum of 10 years in prison,” the statement goes on to say.
Notably, Douglass Mackey is a Floridian, but was charged by the openly left-wing Eastern District of New York in 2021 and extradited to that state to face trial.
This situation is still developing. Stick with National File for more coverage of the Douglass Mackey/Ricky Vaughn trial and sentencing in the Eastern District of New York.