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Judge Moore’s Campaign Chief
Directed Illegal Voter Caging

By Greg Palast

In 2004, BBC TV exposed Brett Doster, now Judge Roy Moore’s campaign chief [1], for illegally "caging" Black, Hispanic, and Jewish voters, a crime explained by Bobby Kennedy, Jr. in our film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy [2].

The Palast team got our hands on highly confidential documents from inside the George W. Bush campaign giving "BDoster@GeorgeWBush.org," their Florida chief, one of several secret lists of voters to challenge.

They’d sent letters, for example, to soldiers at their home addresses, where they were legally  registered, while they served overseas.   When the letters came back to the RNC as "addressee not home," the "caged" letters were used as evidence that the soldier didn’t exist.

"Caging" soldiers, caging any voter, is a crime.  But in this case, those who committed the crime, the Bush campaign, were also in charge of prosecuting the crime. They didn’t. So Doster is running Moore’s Senate campaign instead of breaking rocks in a chain gang.

During my investigation, Doster hid from me, though I chased him around Tallahassee.

Get the new edition film with RFK's explanation of Doster’s criminal acts of vote suppression — available ONLY with a donation to the Palast Investigative Fund [3].

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Before turning to journalism as an investigative reporter for The Guardian and BBC Television, Greg Palast was an investigator of fraud and racketeering for governments and labor unions worldwide. His investigations have appeared in Rolling Stone, Harper's and New Statesman. Known as the reporter who exposed how Katherine Harris and Jeb Bush purged thousands of Black voters from Florida rolls to steal the 2000 election for George Bush. Palast has written four New York Times bestsellers, including Armed Madhouse, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, now a non-fiction movie [4].

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