One of former President Donald Trump's most notoriously racist Twitter reply guys has now been charged with taking part in an election fraud scheme that targeted Black voters.
The United States Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that 31-year-old Florida man Douglass Mackey -- best known for posting racist pro-Trump propaganda under the Twitter pseudonym Ricky Vaughn -- was arrested and charged with "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."
According to the DOJ, Mackey and his allies used their Twitter accounts to push out misinformation targeting Black voters that falsely told them they could vote via text messages.
"For example, on Nov. 1, 2016, Mackey allegedly tweeted an image that featured an African American woman standing in front of an 'African Americans for [the Candidate]' sign," the DOJ alleges. "The image included the following text: 'Avoid the Line. Vote from Home. Text '[Candidate's first name]' to 59925[.] Vote for [the Candidate] and be a part of history.'"
Fellow Trump-loving Twitter troll Jacob Wohl was indicted last year in multiple states and charged with similarly targeting Black voters with robocalls that made false claims about mail-in voting.