This Is Happening: Jerry Quickley And Greg Palast Discuss The War On Voting Rights


Friday, January 19, 2018

By Greg Palast

You're more likely to be hit by lightning than commit voter fraud, but they're using the myth of double voters to eliminate real voters — who are almost always voters of color. However, they can't steal all the votes all the time. It's really important to understand that.

When my co-writer for Rolling Stone, Bobby Kennedy, called Barack Obama about this, his response was: If they're going to steal 6 millions votes, we're going to get 7 million more votes. And that's what he had to do. He had to have such crushing victories in 2008 and 2012 that he overwhelmed the steal. It can be done.

From Alabama to Virginia, and everywhere in between, Jerry Quickley and Greg Palast discuss the War on Voting Rights and take calls from KPFK listeners in this episode of This Is Happening. Also available via SoundCloud.

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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. 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.

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