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Social media influencer arrested in West Palm Beach for allegedly interfering in the 2016 election

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Douglass Mackey, known online as on-line influencer Ricky Vaughn , was taken into custody Wednesday morning in West Palm Beach, according to federal prosecutors in New York.
Authorities say Mackey, 31, exploited his substantial social media following by encouraging people to vote in the 2016 presidential election by social media and text.

He has now been charged by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn with depriving individuals of their constitutional right to vote. Prosecutors said he tricked nearly 5000 Democrats into thinking they could cast their ballot by text, depriving Hillary Clinton of votes.