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U.S. steps up pursuit of far-right activists in 2016 voter suppression probe

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By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The indictment of a far-right internet activist on charges of interfering with the 2016 U.S. election reflects a strategic shift by the Department of Justice and sets the stage for new cases against more prominent right-wing actors, according to people familiar with the matter. Federal prosecutors debated for years whether and how to pursue criminal cases against Americans suspected of disseminating false voting instructions to manipulate the election, three people with knowledge of the discussions said. While some officials wanted to bring a multitude …

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