DOJ finally makes arrest for attempt to interfere in 2016 election

Hey look, somebody’s finally being held accountable for an attempt to interfere in the 2016 election!

Was it the FBI personnel who lied to a FISA court to obtain a warrant to surveil Trump adviser Carter Page to help lend credence to the bogus Steele dossier?

Of course not.

The arrested person was some guy with just over 50,000 Twitter followers who posted a meme encouraging people to vote for Hillary Clinton via text message from their phones, so he’s been charged with depriving people of their right to vote.

From the U.S. Justice Department:

A Florida man was arrested this morning on charges of conspiring 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.

Douglass Mackey, aka Ricky Vaughn, 31, of West Palm Beach, was charged by criminal complaint in the Eastern District of New York. He was taken into custody this morning in West Palm Beach and made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart of the Southern District of Florida.

“According to the allegations in the complaint, the defendant exploited a social media platform to infringe one the of most basic and sacred rights guaranteed by the Constitution: the right to vote,” said Nicholas L. McQuaid, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “This complaint underscores the department’s commitment to investigating and prosecuting those who would undermine citizens’ voting rights.”
The complaint alleges that in 2016, Mackey established an audience on Twitter with approximately 58,000 followers. A February 2016 analysis by the MIT Media Lab ranked Mackey as the 107th most important influencer of the then-upcoming Election, ranking his account above outlets and individuals such as NBC News (#114), Stephen Colbert (#119) and Newt Gingrich (#141).

As alleged in the complaint, between September 2016 and November 2016, in the lead up to the Nov. 8, 2016, U.S. Presidential Election, Mackey conspired with others to use social media platforms, including Twitter, to disseminate fraudulent messages designed to encourage supporters of one of the presidential candidates (the “Candidate”) to “vote” via text message or social media, a legally invalid method of voting.

After all the s**t that went on in 2016, that’s the arrest that is made? Was the guy a POS on social media? Sure. But still, after all the malfeasance and crooked behavior we saw related to the bogus investigation and subsequent “Russia collusion” narrative, that being the only arrest is pathetic.

I regret to inform you that the Deep State has won.

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