Pizza outlawed in Georgia
To Suppress the Vote

I can’t make this up. The state of Georgia passed a law this week, HB 531, that outlaws handing out pizza slices and water to voters waiting for hours to vote.
But Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger objected to the law because, he said, his office had already ruled that pizza… READ MORE

Texas Gets Lay’d: How the Bush Family turned off the lights

Maybe because Texas gave us that wet-lipped huckster Ted Cruz, you think the state deserves to freeze in the dark. I get that, but it’s not their fault, a least not the victims burning family heirlooms to stave off frostbite. “What happened was entirely predictable,” power distribution expert attorney Beth Emory said of the blackouts. She told me this… READ MORE

Squash The Vote: The GOP Plan to Thwart Democracy
Palast on the Bill Press Pod

We’ll be studying the significance of the November election for years, but this much is certain: more people voted than ever before. Biden racked up more votes than any winning candidate for president ever — and Trump for any losing candidate ever. So what are Republicans going to do about it? Celebrate high voter turnout while convincing more people to… READ MORE

Smoking Gun for Impeachment: Proof Trump’s Call to March on Capitol was a Crime

Here is the smoking gun. Trump’s GOP defenders say that Trump merely called for a march to the Capitol, a legal act of protest. Except for this: it wasn’t legal. And Trump and his team knew it. During Wednesday’s trial, Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) laid out the evidence the Palast team first broke in Consortium News: The sponsors of the January 6 rally at the Ellipse repeatedly… READ MORE

Why were Capitol Rioters Allowed to Leave a Murder Crime Scene?

On January 6, during the riots and the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. a police officer was murdered when he had his head crushed by a fire extinguisher. In the aftermath, it was astonishing that the police did not seal and secure the Capitol and identify, if not arrest, everyone leaving. Why were criminals allowed to simply … READ MORE

Civil Rights Groups Fight Back Against Georgia’s Voter Purges

Civil Rights Groups Fight Back Against Georgia’s Voter Purges

The importance of the January 5 Senate runoff elections in Georgia cannot be overestimated. They will determine which party controls the Senate, with vast ramifications for economic policy, climate change, workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, judicial nominees, and much more. The purging of nearly 200,000 registered voters from the voting rolls in Georgia could spell the… READ MORE

Georgia Closes Black Polling Stations
White Polls Open for Early Voting

[Cobb County, Georgia] “They didn’t cut one White polling site!”
Barbara Arnwine was livid about this fluorescent violation of both Georgia and Federal voting rights law, a subject she teaches at Columbia University. “All the polling sites they cut were in Black and Brown neighborhoods,” said Arnwine, Founder of … READ MORE

Judge Urges Parties to Meet in Georgia Voter Purge Case

ATLANTA – Dec. 16. In his ruling in Black Voters Matter et al. v Raffensperger, Federal District Court Judge Steve Jones denied the Plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction in the case, but strongly encouraged the Parties to meet to address what the Court acknowledged were discrepancies between Plaintiffs’ expert lists and the Secretary of State’s list. At issue are the close to 200,000 Georgians that Plaintiffs maintain have been improperly… READ MORE

Georgia and its Long History of Voter Suppression

Now that Donald Trump’s baseless lies about voter fraud have been summarily dismissed by the courts, perhaps some attention can be paid to the true threat to free and fair elections: systemic and massive voter suppression. Voter suppression, not voter fraud, could have critically important effects in Senate runoff elections in Georgia that will determine which party controls the… READ MORE

America’s Got Suppression feat. Christine Jordan & LaTosha Brown

This segment from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah features Christine Jordan, whom we first encountered when she was blocked from voting in Georgia in 2018, and LaTosha Brown, a co-founder of Black Voters Matter and plaintiff in our lawsuit to compel the state of Georgia to restore 198,000 wrongly purged Georgia voters to the rolls before … READ MORE