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Greg Palast (Rolling Stone, Guardian, BBC) is the author of The New York Times bestsellers, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits and the book and documentary, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. His latest film is Vigilante: Georgia's Vote Suppression Hitman Support The Palast Investigative Fund and keep our work alive. Become a monthly Contributor.

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Raphael Warnock’s in real trouble

[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

Marching ‘Vigilante’ through Georgia

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

Georgia’s Governor Deputized GOP Vigilantes to Challenge 149,000 Voters
Black 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

Give me 103 Seconds to Save the Election

Meet one of Gov. Brian Kemp’s 88 voter challengers. This one likes to dress up like vigilante Doc Holliday – with a loaded six-gun.

But he’s no joke. “Doc,” Chairman of the Muscogee County, Georgia, Republican Party, challenged 4,000 voters including… READ MORE