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John McAfee Is Running For President

Post by Zaune » 2019-01-24 09:59pm

And not letting a small obstacle like being unable to enter the US without risking arrest because he owes the IRS a lot of money... or so he claims.

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Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee is currently “in exile” on a boat, but he still plans to run a 2020 presidential campaign while fleeing U.S. authorities.

Known best for founding McAfee Associates, the 73-year-old tech icon revealed in a series of tweets this week that his presidential run, first announced last year, will carry on undeterred despite alleged felony charges from the IRS.

McAfee claims that a grand jury has indicted both he and his wife “for various tax fraud issues.” While details are scarce, McAfee admits he has refused to pay taxes for the past eight years.

The McAfee 2020 Campaign is, as of this day, in exile. I am being charged with using Crypto Cuttencies in criminal acts against the U. S. Government. More videos coming shortly. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/C75zcbnKTD

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) January 22, 2019

According to CNET, the IRS has not responded to inquires about the nature of McAfee’s claim. McAfee, however, believes he has been charged for using cryptocurrencies “in criminal acts against the U.S. government.”

Despite the alleged indictment, McAfee plans to run his entire presidential campaign from his “Freedom Boat.”

The plan? McAfee says that “thousands” of volunteers will stand in his place with the help of masks made to look like him.

How we will run my campaign in exile: pic.twitter.com/evqxZQRTxH

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) January 23, 2019

“[Volunteers] are creating masks of my face which are going to be given to thousands of people in two different groups,” McAfee said. “First our road warriors who, once a month are going to appear in parks, street corners, restaurants all around America while I speak through loudspeakers through them.”

McAfee added that the same method would be used in order for him to attend political conferences.

“I will be going to conferences as a surrogate,” McAfee said. “I will be looking at people through a camera, answering questions, shaking hands as I tell my surrogate to shake hands, and speaking.”

So far McAfee alleges to have traveled near Newfoundland and the Bahamas and is preparing to head towards Venezuela.

In typical McAfee fashion, another video purports to show the cryptocurrency enthusiast declaring an arsenal of weapons while in the Bahamas.

A taste of what we are going through. The long arm of the corrupt elements of the US Government reaches the far ends of the earth in unexpected ways. My charisma and the veracity of our story has so far overcome every threat by the IRS. God bless the honor of the Bahamians. pic.twitter.com/CmIRsGVpL4

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) January 24, 2019

Despite the apparent lengths McAfee is willing to go to keep his presidential bid alive, the business magnate says being elected is not his primary goal. Despite his enthusiasm, the chances that he or one of his lookalikes will come even remotely close to a presidential debate stage is non-existent.

Please people .. don't get distracted by trivialities such as "am I eligible to be President?" Remember: i do not want to be president! I just want the stage. I just need to run. I did it once before in The Libertarian Party. Who cares whether I can?? I'm fucking doing it now!!

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) January 23, 2019

The so-called IRS fiasco is not the presidential hopeful’s first run-in with the law. McAfee previously made headlines in 2012 after being named a “person of interest” by police in Belize in connection with the murder of American expatriate Gregory Viant Faull.
Does the US have an experimental Improbability Drive-powered FTL starship nearly ready to be launched or something?

Also, we should probably have some kind of megathread for these announcements soon.
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Re: John McAfee Is Running For President

Post by bilateralrope » 2019-01-24 10:25pm

I hope he challenges Trump in the Republican primary.

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Post by The Romulan Republic » 2019-01-25 12:57am

My first response: "John Who?"

My second response upon reading about his past wrt the IRS: "Oh well, we already have a criminal and tax evader as President, so at worst this is a lateral move."
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Post by Coop D'etat » 2019-01-25 01:31am

Wasn't he the guy that randomly start talking about fucking a whale on Twitter?

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Post by The Romulan Republic » 2019-01-25 01:51am

Coop D'etat wrote:
2019-01-25 01:31am
Wasn't he the guy that randomly start talking about fucking a whale on Twitter?
2020: The guy who wants to fuck his daughter, or the guy who wants to fuck a whale? YOU decide! :D

But yeah, I think (I hope) we can safely say that this guy isn't a serious candidate. Then again, most people thought that about Dickless Donald until it was far too late.

It would be absolutely precious though if he challenged Dickless for the Republican nomination.
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Post by Jub » 2019-01-25 02:12am

I bet if he's elected he'll provide all the Brawndo anybody could drink.

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Post by Lost Soal » 2019-01-25 02:34am

The Romulan Republic wrote:
2019-01-25 01:51am
Coop D'etat wrote:
2019-01-25 01:31am
Wasn't he the guy that randomly start talking about fucking a whale on Twitter?
2020: The guy who wants to fuck his daughter, or the guy who wants to fuck a whale? YOU decide! :D

But yeah, I think (I hope) we can safely say that this guy isn't a serious candidate. Then again, most people thought that about Dickless Donald until it was far too late.

It would be absolutely precious though if he challenged Dickless for the Republican nomination.
He ran last time as well. Virtually no-one knew about it.
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Re: John McAfee Is Running For President

Post by Zaune » 2019-01-25 06:48am

Coop D'etat wrote:
2019-01-25 01:31am
Wasn't he the guy that randomly start talking about fucking a whale on Twitter?
He was probably high at the time, if that helps.
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Re: John McAfee Is Running For President

Post by Solauren » 2019-01-25 02:02pm

If he's elected, he'll probably be as intrusive as the anti-virus software that bares his name.

Now we need Peter Norton to run in opposition, then have AVG sneak in and win the election.
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Post by Zaune » 2019-01-25 03:03pm

Solauren wrote:
2019-01-25 02:02pm
If he's elected, he'll probably be as intrusive as the anti-virus software that bares his name.
In the interests of being scrupulously fair, I feel I should point out that he sold his company back when McAfee Antivirus was still a well-regarded piece of software. (And spent at least half the proceeds on cocaine, if his... unique philosophy of life is any indication.)
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