Trump Is Not Ending
Kobach’s Racist Voter Purge Scheme,
He’s Putting It On Steroids
By Moving It To Homeland Security

By Greg Palast

Don’t be fooled by news of Trump's Executive Order dissolving the so-called Commission on Election Integrity. Trump is not ending the Kris Kobach scheme to attack, he’s moving it into Homeland Security as per Kobach’s original plan. (Show me more...)

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Greg Palast and the investigations team.

It's still not too late to make an end of year tax-deductible donation to support our work — and pick up some great premiums too! (Show me more...)

Palast Investigative Fund fellow
Zach D. Roberts’ Charlottesville photo
makes Time Mag’s Top 100 photos of 2017

Chosen as one of Time Magazine's Top 100 Photos of 2017: Our own Zach D. Roberts’ photo of the beating of a Black school teacher De'Andre Harris by neo-Nazis. In case the photo isn’t clear, the five men beating the teacher are the "good people" lauded by President Trump. (Show me more...)

Gov. McAuliffe, End New Jim Crow
Voter Suppression Tactic

By Gary Flowers and Greg Palast for Richmond Free Press

Imagine a wonderful parting gift from Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Imagine if Gov. McAuliffe put an end to Virginia’s strange and inexplicable participation in a GOP voter suppression trick that reeks of Jim Crow.

Since 2013, this stealth voter purge program has cost tens of thousands of Virginians of color their right to vote. It’s called (Show me more...)

Legal victory stops steal in ‘Bama!
Well, almost…
Voting rights victory lasted just 9 hours:
Republican judges overturn ruling
to prevent ballot-box stuffing

By Greg Palast

I hope you savored the moment. Yesterday, Monday December 11, voting rights advocate John Brakey won a court order – in Montgomery, Alabama no less – requiring every county to keep copies of their ballots after the voting Tuesday.

Now, you may think that in a democracy, in the United States of America, in the 21st Century, you wouldn’t simply throw away ballots, announce a winner, and say, “trust us, we counted the ballots fairly.”

But this is not exactly America, nor the 21st Century.  This is Alabama; Alabama after the 2013 Supreme Court ruling that gutted the Voting Rights Act.

Then, by 6pm Alabama time, the voting rights victory dance came to an end. GOP state officials, in an "ex-parte" (i.e. private) meeting with an Alabama Supreme Court judge, obtained a (Show me more...)

TRO Saves Alabama Senate Race Ballot Images — Well, ALMOST!!!
A Republican, A Democrat, An Independent, And A Minister Walk Into An Alabama Court… And Successfully Sue To Preserve Digital Voting Records… UPDATE: Court Order Stayed In Ex-Parte Hearing

By Nicole Powers

Alabama Digital Ballot Image Preservation Preliminary Order

A group of Alabama voting rights activists have secured a temporary restraining order to stop digital election records being destroyed after Tuesday’s highly contentious Senate special election between Doug Jones (D) and Roy Moore (R). The preliminary injunction, issued by a Montgomery circuit court judge, orders all Alabama counties to save all digital copies of ballots that are created when vote counting machines scan paper ballots.



UPDATE 1: We just got a call from John Brakey and Chris Sautter from Alabama. The State Supreme Court, without a hearing, but on the pure "ex-parte" (i.e. private) complaint of the State, "stayed" — that is, OVERTURNED THIS MORNING’S RULING TO PRESERVE ALL BALLOTS!


The temporary restraining order (Show me more...)

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, for illegally "caging" Black, Hispanic, and Jewish voters, a crime explained by Bobby Kennedy, Jr. in our film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.

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 (Show me more...)

Poor People’s Non-Profit Bank Sues Trump Over Illegal Seizure of
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

By Greg Palast

Medal of Honor for the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union — the poor people’s non-profit bank that's suing Donald Trump over the illegal seizure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (see story). This is the same little bank that took on Goldman Sachs (see my Democracy Now! report above) and kicked ass. (Show me more...)

Lower East Side People vs Trump:
NY Credit Union Sues To Save
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

By Nicole Powers

Lower East Side People's Credit Union Take On Trump

The Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union has filed a lawsuit to block Donald Trump from installing Mick Mulvaney as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by New York law firm Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP on behalf of the not-for-profit credit union, which is owned by its 8,500 members and serves predominantly low-income New York residents under a unique federal charter. (Show me more...)

Flashpoints: The Pigs In The Pipeline — And In The White House

by Greg Palast with Dennis J Bernstein

Last month the Keystone pipeline cracked in South Dakota and dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of the dirtiest tar sands oil onto a previously pristine prairie. In this episode of Flashpoints we discuss how this burst came about when there were supposed to be foolproof high tech safety measures in place. This episode is particularly relevant to Flashpoint's local Northern California audience, since before the Keystone pipeline burst, another pipeline in San Bruno exploded for very similar reasons. The 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline blast, which sent plumes of fire into the air, wasn't just an environmental disaster, it was deadly; the explosion destroyed 38 homes and killed eight people. In this edition of Flashpoints, we not only discuss intentionally compromised Pipeline Inspection Gauges (aka PIGs) at the heart of both these tragedies, we also discuss the Tax Bill and an intentionally compromised president, who seems to have conveniently forgotten to include one of his major campaign promises — one he stole from Bernie — to close the Billionaire speculators' "carried interest" loophole. (Show me more...)

Vote “Caging” Gets legal?!?
RNC Asks Court To Lift Consent Decree That Blocked Jim Crow Voter Purge Scam

By Greg Palast


[Above:Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. explains "caging".]

The RNC is petitioning a federal district court in New Jersey to lift a Consent Decree that blocked an ugly Jim Crow voter purge scam known as "caging." (Show me more...)

The Keystone Pipeline And The Safety PIG That Was Muzzled So It Couldn’t Squeal

Last week the Keystone pipeline cracked in South Dakota and dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of the dirtiest tar sands oil onto a previously pristine prairie. Was the problem caused by a muzzled PIG? (Show me more...)

The Pig That Burst The Keystone Pipeline

by Greg Palast

Yesterday, the Keystone pipeline cracked and dumped 210,000 gallons of oil onto the South Dakota prairie.

Here’s the reason the pipeline burst: the PIG didn’t squeal. The PIG, the Pipeline Inspection Gauge, is sent through the Keystone to check for evidence of any leak, failure, or corrosion that will cause it to burst. But the PIG didn’t squeal a warning. Why not?

Because, as disclosed in my investigation for Britain’s investigative TV series Dispatches in 2010, the PIG has been silenced, its software jacked and hacked by a company that provides PIGS. The software is deliberately (Show me more...)

And Behind The Keystone XL Pipeline:
Yes, The Kochs

By Greg Palast

This week, Nebraska will decide on whether to approve an extension of the Keystone pipeline which will carry the oil down to Texas.

Oil to Texas?!


Texas is drowning in oil. So why a dangerous pipeline to bring oil from Canada to Texas? The answer: Koch.

Koch Industries owns an oil refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, which cannot use Texas oil because it’s too "light"—that is, doesn’t have enough sulphur in it, it’s too thin (and too clean). The Koch refinery needs "heavy" oil, like the nasty gunk from Canada’s tar sands — the stuff carried by the Keystone Pipeline. So, the Koch’s have been captive customers of (Show me more...)

America Cannot Be Great Again
Until America Is Good Again

By Lance Simmens | Guest Commentary

Joe Stalin said, it’s not who votes that counts, but who counts the votes.  Having been involved in political campaigns and politics at all levels of government for the past forty years, I can attest to another maxim that is equally as important on election day, in any election, and that is that the side that does the best job of getting out the vote (GOTV) usually wins. (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...)

Wilbur Ross: Heart of Coal

By Greg Palast

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Mrs (#3)
Image: Our 79-year-old Secretary with Mrs. Ross (#3). Dig the Stubb-Wootton slippers he’s sporting — with the Commerce Departments logo embossed on top! ($600, no logo.)

I’ve met Trump’s billionaire Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the one who forgot to sell his tanker partnership with the Russians before being sworn into office — a venture with Putin’s son-in-law, no less — as revealed by the Paradise Papers! It was just before Wilbur’s 2005 purchase of Sago Coal Mine of West Virginia through his International Coal Group. (Show me more...)

Do I have to set my hat on fire?

Do I have to set my hat on fire to get America’s attention?


I released a movie last year, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, that told exactly how Trump and his billionaire buddies were going to steal the election.

DID ANYONE LISTEN? YOU did — but the Dummycrats and the pin-head media already bought their party dress for Hillary’s inauguration.

So I’m trying again:

Today, this moment, I’m releasing the new Trump-Stole-It update of our hit film. DOWNLOAD  IT HERE NOW

I was going to sub-title it: "This time, pay attention!" But instead, the new subtitle is: The Case of the Stolen Election.

It will be released commercially next year. But you can get it right now — here, and only here, for a tax-deductible donation to the Palast Investigative Fund.

Warning: If you get "Best Democracy" on Amazon or iTunes, you’re getting the OLD version.


The NEW edition tells you exactly how Trump pulled off the heist. Follow me as I hunt for 75,355 missing ballots in the snows of Michigan. And as I find the voters from Ohio to Arizona who were shafted out of their vote. Voters of color — Hispanic, Asian-American, Black — and all "Blue."

Get the download of the feature length film right now, right here; or donate for the DVD which comes off the presses in (Show me more...)

Crosscheck Overwhelmingly Purges Legitimate Voters, New Study Finds
Researchers From Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Penn, and Microsoft Independently Corroborate
Our Work

By Greg Palast

Hall-Trump-elujah! Profs finally back up what I’ve been screaming for years. The Kobach-Trump Crosscheck program is the Alt-Right Godzilla of voter suppression.

One Person, One Vote — Crosscheck Study

"We find that one of Crosscheck's proposed purging strategies would eliminate about 300 registrations used to cast a seemingly legitimate vote for every one registration used to cast a double vote."

And even that 1 in 300, say the profs from Stanford, Harvard, Penn, Yale and Microsoft, is probably just clerical error. (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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