Officially, Donald Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes. But a record 75,335 votes were never counted. Most of these votes that went missing were in Detroit and Flint.
How do you disappear 75,335 votes? I flew to Michigan to investigate.
Support the 2016 Stolen Election Investigation After investigating the REAL story of the recount, we stopped by the Department of Justice yesterday and handed them our Crosscheck petition, signed by 50,000 people. We have a lot more work to do and thankfully, our efforts are starting to get notice. We’re not done…
After reading myÂ report on the Kobach/Koch/Trump operation, which has removed tens of thousands of minority voters from the rolls in the swing states that surprisingly shifted to Trump,Â former federal judge (and now Congressman) Alcee Hastings told meÂ Crosscheck is a criminal violation of federal law.Â Hastings has called for criminal indictmentsÂ and written an official Congressional member letter to ask for investigation.
Hastingsâ€™ demand for justice is backed by aÂ petitionÂ to expose and end Crosscheckâ€™s racist attacks on voting rights. So far it’s been signed by 50,000 people, including 29,507 members of 18 Million Rising,Â the Asian-American rights group. The group is joined by co-signers Rep. Keith Ellison, Bill Gallegos of Climate Justice, Martin Luther King III and others.
On Tuesday, December 13 I will join the leaders of 18 Million rising in Washington, D.C. to present the petition to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Stopping Crosscheck is the Standing Rock of racist vote suppression. Â If we donâ€™t open the investigations now, by January 21, Kris Kobach will be Homeland Security chief and Jeff Sessions Attorney General.
There’s been so much complete nonsense since I first broke the news that the Green Party would file for a recount of the presidential vote, I am compelled to write a short guide to flush out the BS and get to just the facts, ma’am.
Nope, theyâ€™re not hunting for Russian hackers
To begin with, the main work of the recount hasn’t a damn thing to do with finding out if the software programs for the voting machines have been hacked, whether by Putinâ€™s agents or some guy in a cave flipping your vote from Hillary to The Donald.
The Green team does not yet even have the right to get into the codes. But that’s just not the core of the work.
The ballots in the electoral â€œdumpsterâ€
The nasty little secret of US elections, is that we don’t count all the votes.
In Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvaniaâ€”and all over Americaâ€”there were a massive number of votes that were simply …more
UPDATE: In Michigan and North Carolina the wipe-out of Black, Hispanic and young voters was massive – especially under Crosscheck. Watch my latest segment on MSNBC’s AM Joy, this Saturday morning on how the election was rigged – long before the vote even happened.
Jill Stein just called to say that I am the first one to be informed that the Green Party is formally petitioning for a recount in 3 states,Â Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Trumpâ€™s margin is less than 11,600 in Michigan, 27,200 in Wisconsin and 68,000 in Pennsylvania.
â€œThis is the story of the theft of the 2016 election. Itâ€™s a crime still in progress.â€
So opens my film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. And on Election night I waited for the returns to make a fool of me.
Instead, the returns made the fool a President.
And so, my vacationâ€™s cancelled. My lifeâ€™s cancelled; that is, a life of anything but sleuthing and exposing the details of the heist of our democracy.
Whatâ€™s at stake? No way around it, this is one frightening moment.
Decades of progress created with sweat and determination face destruction.Â Within the next six months, we may see the Voting Rights Act repealedâ€”and civil rights set back 50 years; the entirety of our environmental protection laws burnt in a coal pit; police cruelty made our urban policy; the Education Department closed to give billionaires a tax holiday; and a howling anti-Semite as White House Senior Counselor.
But the horror we face is countered by this one hard and hopeful fact:Â …more
Throughout the US election campaign one of The Donaldâ€™s main refrains was â€œthis election is rigged.â€
Turns out this particular Trump election rallying cry wasnâ€™t a lieâ€¦ Well, not entirely.
Veteran election investigator Greg Palast has uncovered the sickening truth. I spoke to Palast about evidence of widespread systemic election rigging, robbing black, hispanic and asian American voters of their right to vote in crucial states. â€“ Enough votes to swing the election away from the Hillary Clinton victory predicted in polls â€“ explaining suspicious exit polls inconsistencies â€“ and towards a shock result for Trump and Republican victory in the Senate.
â€œBefore a single vote was even cast, the election was already fixed by Trump operatives,â€ explains Palast.
â€œThis country is violently divided. There simply arenâ€™t enough white guys to elect Trump nor a Republican Senate. The only way they could win was to …more
Before a single vote was cast, the election was fixed by GOP and Trump operatives.
Starting in 2013 â€“ just as the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act â€“ a coterie of Trump operatives, under the direction of Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, created a system to purge 1.1 million Americans of color from the voter rolls of GOPâ€“controlled states.
Crosscheck in action:Â Â Trump victory margin in Michigan: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 13,107 Michigan Crosscheck purge list: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 449,922
Trump victory margin in Arizona: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 85,257 Arizona Crosscheck purge list: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 270,824
Trump victory margin in North Carolina: Â Â Â Â 177,008 North Carolina Crosscheck purge list: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 589,393
On Tuesday, we saw Crosscheck elect a Republican Senate and as President, Donald Trump.Â The electoral putsch was aided by nine other methods of attacking the right to vote of Black, Latino and Asian-American voters, methods detailed in my book and film, including â€œCaging,â€ â€œpurging,â€ blocking legitimate registrations, and wrongly shunting millions to â€œprovisionalâ€ ballots that will never be counted.
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, which was based on our Rolling Stone report (“The GOP’s Stealth War On Voters“), was first released 2 months BEFORE the 2016 election. It predicted Trump would steal theÂ White House â€” and explained how! The film’s massive success has led to lawsuits in IndianaÂ and Illinois aimed at ending Crosscheck and demands from the NAACP, ACLU, Transformative Justice Coalition for a post-election update. Subtitled, “The Case of the Stolen Electionâ€, the film is available NOW with a tax-deductible donation to support our work.
Trump signaled the use of â€œCrosscheckâ€ when he claimed the election is â€œriggedâ€ because â€œpeople are voting many, many times.â€Â His operative Kobach, who also advised Trump on building a wall on the southern border, devised …more
Greg Palast on the ground in the battleground state of Ohio: where he finds three ways the vote is, indeed, â€œriggedâ€ â€“ but FOR the GOP.
Â [Election Day, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio] For two decades, computer touch-screen voting machines have been derided as â€œpush and prayâ€ voting. You had to take it on faith that the machine records your vote as you intend. The machines lacked a â€œpaper recordâ€ to audit and recount.
So, voting rights attorney Robert Fitrakis was thrilled to learn that many of Ohioâ€™s voting machines would, for this election, have a brand-new anti-hacking capability. The computers could now take a photo of every voter card loaded in, time stamp each marking, and keep the images in an order that allows an audit and recount.
But thereâ€™s one thing wrong with the new tamper-proof voting machines. â€œTheyâ€™ve decided to …more
Yes, the hit film featuring Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley, Willie Nelson and a look inside real live Rolling Stone investigation exposing the scheme thatâ€™s swiping a million votes in North Carolina, Ohio and the states that pick our President and Senate. The soul of this nation is on the line.Â So,…
with the very generous approval of our distributor, I am releasing our film while it is still completing its sold-out, smash-hit runs in Hollywood, New York and nationwideâ€”for no charge until midnight on Election Night.
America needs the film more than we need the money (though, we DESPERATELY do need moneyâ€”read below).
For the last few days leading up to the election, you can view the complete film that John Perkins calls, “Hilarious, totally entertaining, heart-breaking and absolutely MUST be seen by EVERYBODY.”
While the rest of the press is shocked that white North Carolina vigilantes are using racially-poisonous trickery to knock more than 6,700 Black citizens off the voter rolls, we already have the ringleader of the scheme on camera boasting of his election-snatching tactics.
The NAACP has identified the Voter Integrity Project of Raleigh, North Carolina, as the organization directing the mass mailings to voters in minority communities.Â When the letters marked â€œDo Not Forwardâ€ were returned to vigilante citizens guided by VIP, the groupâ€™s frontmen then challenged the Black citizens’ right to vote.Â Â Republican officials then quickly removed these voters from the rolls despite the lack of any evidence that any are fraudulent voters.
â€œColonelâ€ DeLancyâ€™s caging operation
VIP is headed by “Colonel” Jay DeLancy. DeLancy admitted to this reporter, on camera, that …more
Are we crazy?Â Yes.Â Weâ€™re flat broke, but we are sending you this link to the free 60-page comic book, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy drawn by Roger Rabbit Comics artist extraordinaire, Keith Tuckerâ€”and thereâ€™s no charge whatsoever. But we hope a few of you will have the heart to donate for something more important than food:Â getting our film into the churches, schools, union halls and activist centers in Ohio and Pennsylvania, the states targeted with the latest sick racial purge techniques Iâ€™ve uncovered for Rolling Stone.
The comic book features Rosario Dawson, â€œDetectivesâ€ Ice-T and Richard Belzer, Willie Nelson and Agent Orange himself, Donald Trump.
And a detective with no â€œoffâ€ button â€“ Greg Palast.
Itâ€™s the first installment of our â€œtele-novellaâ€ comic seriesâ€”by me and the genius artist who drew the comic book Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Itâ€™s as crazy and informative and shocking and heartbreaking as the movie and book on which it based.
â€œâ€¦a wild and woolly ride, peppered with moments of wry sardonic humor that would make Dashiell Hammett smile. Thereâ€™s so much more Iâ€™d love to tell you about what Palast dug up. But then Iâ€™d have to kill you. So youâ€™ll just have to see â€œThe Best Democracy Money Can Buyâ€ for yourself.â€ â€“ Paul Rosenberg â€“ Salon | READ THE FULL REVIEW
The filmâ€™s out and playing to packed houses â€” and now the sequel, after a decadeâ€™s wait, to the book that rode the top of the Times list for nearly a year and Howard Zinn called, “The most important political tome of the century.”
Get the book (signed) that busts the theft of the 2016 election BEFORE IT HAPPENS.Â Trump says the electionâ€™s rigged.Â He should know:Â his buddies are rigging it.
And I rip back the curtain thatâ€™s hiding the money behind the Donald.Â Trump only PLAYS a billionaire on TV â€” I name and get in the faces of the big bucks behind the big blond. And â€” cover the children’s ears â€” the billionaire bandits behind Hillary, too.
And the new Best Democracy comes complete with a 44-page comic book by gonzo cartoonist-journalist Ted Rall.Â (Rall joins us from the LA Times from which he was fired for committing journalism.)
Or get the all-new “Best Democracy” sequel right now from the usual suspects (Amazon, B&N, Indiebound).
Hereâ€™s a better idea:Â Get the new book AND the new film on DVDâ€”not yet available in storesâ€”for a tax deductible donation of $85.Â Donate NOW â€” and if you do it by Monday, Iâ€™ll signâ€™m and sendâ€™m within 48-hours.
About that filmâ€”based on my reports for Rolling Stone, BBC and Democracy Now!Â Â As in the book, I hunt down the glove-puppet politicians who are mucking with the voter rolls, the NEW Klux Klanâ€”and expose the billionaires whose fingers are in the gloves.
But in the film Iâ€™ve got a little help.Â When Iâ€™m stumped on the investigation, Detectives Tutola and Munch (Ice T and Richard Belzer) jump out of the …more
Academy Award nominee Josh Fox has seen The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and says that it’s “brilliant -Â not just as a piece of reporting but as cinema.” PulitzerÂ Prize winning journalistÂ Chris Hedges, says Palast’s film is “wonderful, really humorous and brilliant…” And TeleSur’s Abby Martin says that PalastÂ “calls these mother-f***ers out.”
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy is now playing in Los Angeles and soon moving to theaters across the country.
Coming soon: Seattle (Oct 21-27 and Washington, DC (Oct 28 – Nov 3). We also haveÂ one day Gathr screenings in Oak Creek, WI (Oct 24), Smyrna, TN (Oct 26), Denver, CO (Oct 31), Houston, TX (Nov 1),Â Chicago, IL (Nov 2), Teaneck, NJ (Nov 4). You can sign up your own town to get a screening of The Best Democracy Money Can Buyhere.
As Gasland’s Josh Fox says: Â Once you have thisÂ information, you know, you have to pass it on. There’s a specific kind of outrage that I think only the work of Greg Palast can evoke. And it is the outrage that when we realize that our democracy is being taken away from us. And that there isn’t anyone in the mainstream media aside from Greg Palast reporting on this with any reliability or accuracy or passion or intelligence – and that is itself a crime.
We’re so proud that The Best Democracy Money Can Buy opened in theatres yesterday starting in New York at the Cinepolis Chelsea and hitting Los Angeles next Friday, September 30 at the Laemmle Noho 7 with more key cities to follow and is being distributed by Cinema Libre Studio. The film will also be released on DVD and On Demand on October 18.
To bring Greg Palast’s The Best Democracy Money Can Buy to as many places as possible before the election, we need your help!
Without your help this film could never have been made, now we need all hands on deck to get it out all across this country.To all those of you who have generously donated for a signed DVD a long, long time ago …more
In addition to the traditional cinema release, groups, organizations and grassroots activists will be able to arrange theatrical-on-demandÂ® screenings via Gathr. The film is set to roll out on DVD/SVOD on October 18, 2016. READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE
This real life detective story isÂ toldÂ in a film noir style with cartoon animations, secret documents, hidden cameras, and a little help from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit detectives, Ice-T and Richard Belzer, Shailene Woodley, Rosario Dawson, Willie Nelson and Ed Asner, Palast and his associates expose the darkest plans of the uber-rich to steal Americaâ€™s democracy.