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Ricky Vaughn biography: 13 things about Douglass Mackey

Douglass Mackey

Douglass Mackey

Douglass Mackey is a white man who has lived in various parts of the United States including Vermont, New York and Florida. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He also goes by the name Ricky Vaughn, the name of Charlie Sheen‘s character in the 1989 sports comedy film “Major League.” (a) (b)
  2. Raised in Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont, he is the son of Scott Mackey and Kathy Mackey. Scott is a tax lobbyist and former aide to James “Jim” Jeffords, who served as a Vermont senator from January 3, 1989 to January 3, 2007. (b)
  3. He attended Harwood Union High School in Duxbury, Washington County, Vermont. (b) (c)
  4. He attended Middlebury College where he competed on the track and field team. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 2011. (b) (c)
  5. In April 2012, he started working as an economist at John Dunham & Associates in Brooklyn, New York. He was terminated in July 2016. (c)
  6. On December 22, 2015, he and his associates exchanged messages about memes suggesting that certain voters were hiding their desire to vote for a presidential candidate from one of the two main political parties. (a)
  7. He was registered to vote in Manhattan, New York City, New York as a Republican in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (a) (b) 
  8. In 2016, Loren Feldman, a filmmaker in Los Angeles, California, USA, interviewed him for a documentary project. (c) 
  9. On February 23, 2016, analysis by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab ranked one of his Twitter accounts as the 107th most important influencer of the then upcoming 2016 U.S. presidential election. On October 5, 2016, Twitter suspended the account for violating rules specifically for participating in targeted abuse. (a)
  10. While living in New York City between September 2016 and November 2016, he and other individuals conspired to injure, oppress, threaten and intimidate persons in the free exercise and enjoyment of a right and privilege secured to them by the U.S. constitution and laws. On November 1, 2016, he took to Twitter to share a photo of an African American woman standing in front of a sign with the words “African Americans for President Hillary.” The photo included the words, “Avoid the Line. Vote from Home. Text ‘Hillary’ to 59925. Vote for Hillary Clinton and be a part of history.” (a)
  11. He remained anonymous as Ricky Vaughn until April 2, 2018 when his real name was revealed by Paul Nehlen, a Republican candidate running against House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin, USA. (c)
  12. From New York City, he moved to West Palm Beach, Florida. At the age of 31, he was arrested in West Palm Beach on January 27, 2021. He made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart of the Southern District of Florida. He was accused of anonymously conspiring with others to use Twitter and other social media to try to trick Hillary Clinton‘s supporters to vote via text instead of casting an actual ballot prior to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. One of his co-conspirators Anthime Joseph “Baked Alaska” Gionet was arrested on January 15, 2021 for his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. (d) (e)
  13. Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent Maegan Rees filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Ramon E. Reyes, Jr. on January 22, 2021. (a)

 

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