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One Million Black Votes Didn’t Count in The 2000 Presidential Election…

...It’s Not Too Hard To Get Your Vote Lost -- If Some Politicians Want it To Be Lost

by Greg Palast
In the 2000 presidential election, 1.9 million Americans cast ballots that no one counted. "Spoiled votes" is the technical term. (Show me more...)

KPFA Presents The Bay Area Premiere of
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy:
The Case Of The Stolen Election

Join us on Wednesday, April 18 in Oakland for the Bay Area Premiere of...

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy:

The Case Of The Stolen Election

Featuring a post-screening Q&A with award-winning investigative reporter,
bestselling author, and filmmaker Greg Palast.

Plus special appearance by Jello Biafra (of Dead Kennedys).

Hosted by KPFA's Dennis J Bernstein and Miguel Gavilan Molina.


When: Wednesday, April 18 at 7 and 9.30PM

(Second screening added at 9.30PM due to popular demand. Come 30 mins early and catch the Q&A.)

Where: Grand Lake Theater | 3200 Grand Avenue | Oakland, CA 94610

Admission: $15 donation for one person | $25 donation for a pair

Combo Packages: $30 Ticket & Book | $30 Ticket & DVD

All proceeds go to The Sustainable Markets Foundation
for the benefit of the Palast Investigative Fund.


And, if you can't make it to the Bay Area, we'll be broadcasting tonight's Q&A via Facebook LIVE at around 9PM PST. The stream will appear at the top of our page once we're live.
Tune in here: facebook.com/GregPalastInvestigates/

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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: Updated Post-Election Edition Now Available on Amazon and Amazon Prime!

Shh! The NEW post-election edition of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Case Of The Stolen Election is out TODAY on Amazon and Amazon Prime.

Get the DVD from just $11.99

Rent/download from $2.99 — or watch it for FREE with Prime!!!

Official launch later this month! (Show me more...)

New #TrumpStoleIt, Post-Election Edition Of “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” Available Now!

The massive success of our film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy — which was first released two months BEFORE the 2016 election and predicted Trump would win (and how!) — has led to demands from NAACP, ACLU, Transformative Justice Coalition for an update. This post-election edition is subtitled: The Case of the Stolen Election.

Over TWO MILLION have seen the original version of our film — and it’s had one hell of an impact: The NAACP and League of Women Voters have sued the State of Indiana to stop Kris Kobach and "Crosscheck" voter purges based on our film’s findings. After viewing our film, Indivisible and the ACLU have drafted legislation to kill off the Jim Crow Crosscheck operation in Illinois. (Show me more...)

Left Forum Presents The World Premiere Of…
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy:
The Case Of The Stolen Election

Best Democracy Money Can Buy — Left Forum World Premiere

Left Forum presents… The world premiere of the new #TrumpStoleIt post-election edition of Greg Palast’s hit film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Case Of The Stolen Election. Greg Palast and KPFK’s Harvey Wasserman will be present for a live post-screening discussion.


WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1:10 PM
WHERE: L.A. Trade Technical College — Main Hall
400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
TICKETS: left-coast-forum-2017.eventbrite.com
INFO: leftforum.org/clone-session/film-screening-best-democracy-money-can-buy
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: facebook.com/events/139091586815660/
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Bombshell: Election Stolen —
But NOT By Russia!

Palast Discusses The Theft Of The 2016 Election With Comedian Jimmy Dore

by Nicole Powers

Palast discusses the theft of the 2016 election with "Aggressive Progressive" (The Young Turks) comedian Jimmy Dore. To find out how Trump's billionaire buddies stole the White House, get the brand new, post-election edition of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy — only available with a tax-deductible donation from our store! (Show me more...)

Kobach “Election Integrity” Commission Discuss Obviously Bogus Claims Of Voter Fraud in NH
Republicans Aren’t Fools, Misdirection is Intentional

By Nicole Powers

Kris Kobach's so-called "Election Integrity" Commission had their first public meeting in New Hampshire on Tuesday. One of the topics they discussed was claims made by a bogus Koch-funded Heritage Foundation report that 1,100 people in New Hampshire voted illegally (which Kobach repeated in his similarly bogus September 7 Breitbart column). The "evidence" that they used to back this claim up was that some people used out of state DMV ID to vote. On yesterday's edition of the Thom Hartmann Program, Greg and Thom quickly debunk the Heritage Foundation and Kobach's assertion that illegal out of state voters changed the outcome of the 2016 New Hampshire Senate race. (Show me more...)

Ethnic Votes Stolen in Crucial States
Help Fix US Election For Trump
Reveals Greg Palast

By Ben Gelblum | The London Economic

Throughout the US election campaign one of The Donald’s main refrains was “this election is rigged.”

Turns out this particular Trump election rallying cry wasn’t a lie… Well, not entirely.

Veteran election investigator Greg Palast has uncovered the sickening truth. I spoke to Palast about evidence of widespread systemic election rigging, robbing black, hispanic and asian American voters of their right to vote in crucial states. – Enough votes to swing the election away from the Hillary Clinton victory predicted in polls – explaining suspicious exit polls inconsistencies – and towards a shock result for Trump and Republican victory in the Senate.

“Before a single vote was even cast, the election was already fixed by Trump operatives,” explains Palast.

“This country is violently divided. There simply aren’t enough white guys to elect Trump nor a Republican Senate. The only way they could win was to (Show me more...)

The Election Was Stolen – Here’s How…

Before a single vote was cast, the election was fixed by GOP and Trump operatives.

Starting in 2013 – just as the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act – a coterie of Trump operatives, under the direction of Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, created a system to purge 1.1 million Americans of color from the voter rolls of GOP–controlled states.

The system, called Crosscheck, is detailed in my Rolling Stone report,
The GOP’s Stealth War on Voters,” 8/24/2016.

Crosscheck in action:  
Trump victory margin in Michigan:                    13,107
Michigan Crosscheck purge list:                       449,922

Trump victory margin in Arizona:                       85,257
Arizona Crosscheck purge list:                           270,824

Trump victory margin in North Carolina:        177,008
North Carolina Crosscheck purge list:              589,393

On Tuesday, we saw Crosscheck elect a Republican Senate and as President, Donald Trump.  The electoral putsch was aided by nine other methods of attacking the right to vote of Black, Latino and Asian-American voters, methods detailed in my book and film, including “Caging,” “purging,” blocking legitimate registrations, and wrongly shunting millions to “provisional” ballots that will never be counted.



The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, which was based on our Rolling Stone report ("The GOP's Stealth War On Voters"), was first released 2 months BEFORE the 2016 election. It predicted Trump would steal the White House — and explained how! The film's massive success has led to lawsuits in Indiana and Illinois aimed at ending Crosscheck and demands from the NAACP, ACLU, Transformative Justice Coalition for a post-election update. Subtitled, "The Case of the Stolen Election”, the film is available NOW with a tax-deductible donation to support our work.


Trump signaled the use of “Crosscheck” when he claimed the election is “rigged” because “people are voting many, many times.”  His operative Kobach, who also advised Trump on building a wall on the southern border, devised (Show me more...)

Trojan Hearse:
Greek Elections and the Euro Leper Colony

By Greg Palast for το χωνί (Greece)
[updated January 26, 2015]

Europe is stunned, and bankers aghast, that the new party of the Left, Syriza, won Sunday's parliamentary elections in Greece.

Syriza won on the promise that it will cure Greece of leprosy.

Oddly, Syriza also promises that it will remain in the leper colony.  That is, Syriza wants to rid Greece of the cruelty of austerity imposed by the European Central Bank but insists on staying in the euro zone.

The problem is, austerity run wild is merely a symptom of an illness.  The underlying disease is the euro itself.

For the last five years, Greeks have been told that, if you cure your disease—that is, if you dump the euro—the sky will fall.  I guess Greeks haven’t noticed, the sky has fallen already.  With unemployment at 25%, with doctors and teachers eating out of garbage cans, there is no further to fall.

In 2010, when unemployment was a terrible 10%, a year into the crisis, the “Troika” (the European Central Bank, European Commission and the International Monetary Fund) told the Greeks that brutal austerity measures would restore their economy by 2012.

Ask yourself, Was the Troika right?

There is a saying in America:  Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.

Can Greece survive without the euro?  Greece is already dead, but the Germans won’t even bother to bury (Show me more...)

Did Chavez’ Pick Steal
the Election in Venezuela?

By Greg Palast for Vice Magazine - Leer el artículo en español aquí.

The guy in the cheap brown windbreaker walking up the dirty tenement steps to my New York office looked like a bus driver.

Nicolas Maduro, elected President of Venezuela last Sunday, did indeed drive a bus, then led the drivers' union, then drove Chávez' laws through the National Assembly as Venezuela's National Assembly chief.

And this week, the US State Department is refusing to accept the result, suggesting Maduro hijacked the vote count. But did he?Maduro came to me that day in 2004 on a quiet mission, sent by President Hugo Chávez to give me information I needed for my investigation for Rolling Stone – and to get information from me that might save Chávez' life.


For one more week you can download Palast's short documentary, The Assassination of Hugo Chávez, originally filmed in Venezuela for BBC, without charge.


The central topic was the "Invisible Ring". Venezuelan intelligence had secretly taped US Embassy contractors in Caracas talking in spook-speak: "That which took shape here is a disguised kind of intelligence... which is annexed to the third security ring, which is the invisible ring."

("Invisible Ring"? Someone at the State Department has read too many Alan Furst novels.)

On the grainy film, they worried that (Show me more...)

Can we list your Group
in our Election Guide?

A Request from Greg Palast

We need you to join Operation PUSH, Rock the Vote, People for the American Way, League of United Latin American Citizens, Bobby Kennedy Jr., Thom Hartmann Show, Occupy.com and 150 other organizations.  Add your group's name to our book, website and film, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps.

What do you do?  Just hit 'reply' and say "YES, add us."

(Please respond by Monday, July 16.)

Then we'll send you a letter to confirm how you'd like to be listed (example: Presente.org), with your website, public contact and other info about your group you'd like to share with concerned voters.

[Yes, individual supporters can join in:  click here.]

In 2008, Bobby Kennedy and I wrote a voter protection comic book, Steal Back Your Vote. Over a quarter million copies were distributed to activists and in communities where voters are most vulnerable.

In 2012, we're back, because they're back:  the vote rustlers, with their caging, purging, blocking, spoiling, vote-tossing ballot banditry.

And we need your group to add its name as an ACTION RESOURCE (Show me more...)

Rev. Jackson: “We have marched too far…”
Jackson urges people to register to vote
and fight election fraud

By Brent Jones for the Baltimoresun.com

The Rev. Jesse Jackson last night headlined a panel that encouraged people to battle voter fraud and disenfranchisement by casting early ballots and registering multiple times to vote.

Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and a presidential candidate in 1984 and 1988, was joined by investigative journalist Greg Palast and author Jonathan Simon at the Maryland Institute College of Art. The discussion was moderated by radio host Marc Steiner.

All panelists criticized what they said were rigged presidential elections in 2000 and 2004.

"I would urge you not to allow these voter schemes to break our spirit," Jackson said. "In spite of these schemes, we can still win." (Show me more...)

Florida By The Numbers
Al Gore Won Florida in 2000 by 77,000 Votes

by Greg Palast

You like numbers?

Numbers Here's how to estimate the effect of spoilage on the election outcome. For fun, let's take Florida 2000. We know from comparison of census tracts to precincts that 54% of the 179,855 ballots "spoiled" were cast by African-American voters, that is, 97,000 of the total.

Every poll put the Black vote in Florida for Al Gore at over 90%. Reasonably assuming "spoiled" ballots matched the typical racial preferences, Gore lost more than 87,000 votes (Show me more...)

Florida con Salsa
A Democracy Now! Exclusive Report
Theft of an Election

By Greg Palast

MEXICO CITY Protest

WATCH THE REPORT
TRANSCRIPT:

GREG PALAST: July 3rd, I was in my office in London when the phone rang. It was Mexico City. I was told, "Take a look at the Mexican papers." The exit polls in the presidential election there showed a clear win for Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the left wing's candidate for president, but the official count gave the election to George Bush's ally, Felipe Calderon, of the rightwing ruling party, the PAN. Hmmm. Exit polls that don't match the official vote count. I had heard that story before. (Show me more...)

Republican Challenges Presidental Election Based on Exit Polls

from the New York Times

An international election observer mission - from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the European Parliament, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and the Council of Europe - released a preliminary report on Monday declaring that the election did not meet democratic standards. (Show me more...)

An Election Spoiled Rotten

by Greg Palast for TomPaine.com

It's not even Election Day yet, and the Kerry-Edwards campaign is already down by a almost a million votes. That's because, in important states like Ohio, Florida and New Mexico, voter names have been systematically removed from the rolls and absentee ballots have been overlooked -- overwhelmingly in minority areas, like Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, where Hispanic voters have a 500 percent greater chance of their vote being "spoiled." Investigative journalist Greg Palast reports on the trashing of the election. (Show me more...)

Gladys Palast 1921 – 2018

Mom and journalist 1953

My mom died Monday night. 96 years old. She lived a fierce and happy life in a horrible century. She said, "I married the man I love and had two wonderful children. I’m ready." May we all be so blessed.

Mom was the first woman to enlist in the Coast Guard in World War II. She was a union rights activist (SEIU) and a teacher until the age of 80. In 1988, she led the San Diego Democratic Delegation to the party’s convention — and directed pickets around the Marriott Atlanta to stop delegates from breaking the janitor’s strike.

In 2004, Mom and Dad (Gil Palast, 1921-2010) received Activist San Diego's "Lifetime Activist Achievement Award" at the People's Counter-Inaugural Ball.

On Friday at 11am, Mom will be memorialized at Miramar Military Cemetery. My father, who gave away his combat medals to protest the War in Vietnam, will have his ashes interred beside her; each will be received by a full military color guard.

Mom taught us how to make noise, make trouble and make a difference— in our little tract home in San Fernando Valley, a home filled with extraordinary idealism, humor, confidence, caring and love.

In lieu of flowers, she requested donations to the Palast Fund to support our fellowships. However, (Show me more...)

Palast with ACLU Kansas Announces
Legal Attack on
Trump Double-Voter Claims and Purges

Greg Palast, joined by ACLU of Kansas, launches nationwide legal attack on Trump’s claim that millions of people have voted twice illegally.

Palast is the Rolling Stone journalist who broke the original story that thousands of voters in 29 states lost their right to vote because of Trump’s phony double voter claim.

Palast is the only US journalist with the names of more than 1,000,000 of the accused voters – obtained in a years long investigation for Al Jazeera and Rolling Stone, an investigation which won the prestigious Global Editors award.

Palast is working alongside the ACLU of Kansas because the "double-vote" list was created by Trump "vote fraud czar" Kris Kobach as part of his "Interstate Crosscheck" program. Used by 29 states, almost all GOP controlled, voting officials have secretively challenged and purged thousands of voters from voter rolls in Ohio, Michigan, Arizona, Oklahoma and other states.

Palast’s team of experts has determined that the purge list is overwhelmingly (Show me more...)

Kobach Behind Scheme to
Ask Citizenship in Census

By Greg Palast

Tom Hartmann and Palast discuss the implications of the new citizenship question on the 2020 census.

As soon as I heard Trump was adding the question about whether you have a non-citizen in your household to the census I smelled Kobach. He'd already suggested it in a secret memo that we caught a glimpse of during a meeting in November, 2016 with Trump.

The GOP's basically turning the census into a giant caging operation to get rid of real citizen voters by asking if you have a non-citizen in your household. They want to scare people off from voting and they want to scare people off from filling out the census. (Show me more...)

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