Douglass Mackey, who ran a Twitter account with over 58,000 followers, was sentenced to seven months in prison Wednesday for a meme he shared on social media during the 2016 election.
Mackey was convicted by a jury in March of conspiring to deprive others of their right to vote, which carried a potential sentence of up to 10 years. The meme that led to his conviction was a fake flier encouraging Clinton supporters to vote from home via text message.
Here is Douglass Mackey's tweet from the 2016 election that just got him 7 months in jail vs another tweet from a liberal activist during the same time that didn't get her 7 months in jail. https://t.co/1g7ADnD4g7 pic.twitter.com/BenA34PwHr— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 18, 2023