From Alliance For Democracy
There are very serious plans underway to prevent Americans from casting their votes, or having those votes counted in upcoming elections. Now’s the time to educate ourselves and organize others to reverse this attack on this most basic right. Greg Palast, who broke the story of the disenfranchisement of thousands of Black voters in the 2000 election in Florida, details the threat in 2008 in his new book, Armed Madhouse: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Class War, published June 6.
Greg shows how 3 million votes went missing in 2004, and how in 2008 4 million votes will go uncounted. Black and Hispanic voters, who are more likely to vote for Democratic party candidates, are also more likely to be challenged at the polls or to have their votes lost–according to Palast, “if you are a Black voter, the chance that you lost your vote to technical errors in voting machinery is 900% higher than if you were a white voter.”
Greg was a featured speaker at the Alliance’s 2002 convention in Gettysburg, PA. Armed Madhouse came out yesterday, as Greg kicked off a cross-country book tour. The first stop was Portland, OR, where his appearance was co-sponsored by the Portland AfD chapter. Go to www.gregpalast.com for his tour schedule and excerpts from the book. The Boston/Cambridge AfD chapter will be hosting him for a talk and fundraiser in September.