In the pilot episode of Know Your Rights, host CK Hoffler talks to Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown and Palast about voting rights — and voting wrongs. The trio also delve into the historic struggle for the right to vote — a hard fought human right that should be sacrosanct, but is increasingly… READ MORE
“It’s in front of him” may be the words that finally send Donald Trump to the hoosegow. The focus of Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis’ Grand Jury investigation was on the scheme to present a fraudulent slate of Electors to Congress. And, according to the January 6th Committee report, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel sent an “elector recap” memo to… READ MORE
Forget George Santos’ monstrous lies. Follow the money. Santos, who couldn’t pay his $1,800 apartment rent and whose last verified job was in a call center, somehow lent his campaign over $700,000. Supposedly, Santos started a… READ MORE
The 800-page gorilla of a report from the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the Capitol seems strangely silent on a few matters that, apparently, were a bit too uncomfortable for the Committee to take on.
So, buckle up for a discomfiting ride with… READ MORE
I want to let you in on something personal. Kind of rare for me.
Today felt really dark.
The press has been celebrating the “record voter turnout” in Georgia. But I know the terrible truth: Voter turnout plummeted by a million votes.
Why does it matter, and why do I care?… READ MORE
Finally. The Department of Justice has finally taken on True the Vote, the right-wing group behind wrongful challenge of hundreds of thousands of legal Georgia voters. The True the Vote challenges were the central subject of the film Vigilante, Georgia’s Vote Suppression Hitman created by the Palast Investigative Fund team.… READ MORE
Despite what the lamestream media is reporting, there was actually a massive collapse in votes in the Georgia runoff election, from 4.48 million total votes in the 2021 runoff to 3.54 million this year. Warnock’s vote in Fulton (Atlanta) plummeted by… READ MORE
Warnock: This is voter suppression, pure and simpleMassive drop in the vote was described by the Reverend in our film
[Dec 6, 2022: Atlanta, GA] The fact that Warnock squeaked through does not cover over the fact that there was nearly a one million ballot drop in the total vote from the last runoff election. And that puts the lie to the claim that… READ MORE
You only see these long lines in Blacklanta, where state law eliminated most dropboxes.
My heart goes out to those who waited for hours to vote in the cold and dark. If all Americans were as committed to democracy as Black Atlantans, our nation would be… READ MORE
[Dec 1, 2022: Atlanta, GA] Don’t be fooled by the record long lines of Black voters. Here’s the real story. Two years ago Warnock won his Senate runoff only because he got three-quarters of a million mail-in votes — winning the mail-in vote by more than 2-to-1. So, within weeks of his victory… READ MORE
Why We Filed with DOJ against Ballot Box SegregationOur legal action to force Georgia to reverse the shutting of ballot dropboxes in Black counties
Cheryle Renee Moses, editor of Black Gwinnett Magazine, today teamed with the Palast Investigative Fund and filed a formal complaint with the US Department Of Justice Civil Rights Division. The legal action demands the … READ MORE
If you’ve seen Vigilante, you’ll agree with Black Voters Matter founder LaTosha Brown: “Everyone must see this film!” And right now, with the December 6 Senate runoff looming, grassroots voting rights activists are asking for our help in quickly setting up screenings with get-out-the-vote events. In Douglas, Georgia, the town’s…… READ MORE
Why Did Mail-in Ballots in Georgia Plunge by One Million?State’s New Law forced Runoff in Senate Race
Absentee ballots plunged from a total of 1.28 million in November 2020 to a little over 240,000 in last week’s General Election in Georgia. Given that mail-in ballots in Georgia favor Democrats two-to-one, it is reasonable to conclude this breathtaking 81% drop of over one million mail-in votes likely cost Sen. Raphael Warnock an outright victory. Georgia law requires… READ MORE
Why does it always come down to Georgia?There's no question that it's Jim Crow forcing Reverend Raphael Warnock into a runoff
As control of the Senate hangs in the balance, once again, the balance of power may be decided in Georgia. And once again, as in 2020, Reverend Raphael Warnock [D] is headed for a runoff race — but this time the rules have been changed. … READ MORE
[Nov 9, 2022: Atlanta, GA] I want to show you something, but it’s been disappeared. It was an icon of American democracy, a ballot dropbox. And last year, over half a million Atlantans dropped their ballots in those boxes. Overwhelmingly, they were progressive and Black voters, and that scared the hell out of Governor Brian Kemp. So he … READ MORE
It’s going to be murderously difficult for Democrats to win in Georgia tonight. Not because Stacey Abrams and Reverend Raphael Warnock have been rejected by voters, but because new vote suppressing laws have… READ MORE
Georgia’s Governor Deputized GOP Vigilantes to Challenge 149,000 VotersBlack voters in Georgia say the challenges issued by vigilantes amount to a racist poll tax and a new Jim Crow.
“You talk to fools like that!” Major Gamaliel Turner was more than upset. Assigned by the Pentagon to a Naval base in California, Turner had called his hometown registrar in Georgia, to find out about his missing absentee ballot. But it wasn’t missing… READ MORE