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Zach D. Roberts

Zach D Roberts is an investigative photojournalist who covers far-right extremism and voter suppression in America. He covered the Unite the Right Rally in Chalottesville and his work there helped put four white extremists in jail. He co-produced Greg Palast's films The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and Vigilantes, Inc: America’s Vote Suppression Hitmen (out Fall 2024). Roberts is a Palast Investigative Fund Fellow and Puffin artist grant recipient.

Which Will Die First, American Democracy Or CPAC?

[Feb 24, 2024: National Harbor, MD] The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) met last weekend at the Gaylord National Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland for its annual meeting, bringing together conservatives from across the United States, and the world. Ten years ago, when … READ MORE

Vote Vigilante Group ordered to
Trial in Georgia

In May 2022, Donald Trump launched the film 2000 Mules, accusing literally hundreds of Black men (the “mules”) of stuffing ballot dropboxes in Georgia and elsewhere causing Trump his re-election. Problem: Every single person accused by True the Vote, the makers of 2000 Mules, has been proven innocent — every one. Now, True the Vote’s operatives will face civil action in federal court and could pay heavily for their… READ MORE

Unite the Right Marcher Kills Himself Before Drug Trafficking Trial

Tiki torch-wielding Unite the Right rally participant Teddy Von Nukem committed suicide on January 30, 2023. Von Nukem, was about to go on trial for drug trafficking, but shot himself behind a shed at his home in Missouri on the day he was due to appear in court. Von Nukem was also involved in a brutal attack on a Black assistant school teacher, DeAndre Harris, however… READ MORE

Proud Boys indicted for Seditious Conspiracy

  • by Zach D. Roberts
  • for Palast Investigative Fund and Random Lengths News

Five members of the leadership of the violent Proud Boys hate gang, which helped plan the January 6th insurrection in 2021, have now been indicted for seditious conspiracy by a federal grand jury. Members of the extremist armed militia group, the Oath Keepers, who co-planned events on January 6th, are already facing … READ MORE

2,000 Mules: Belly Laughs, Belly Aches from Film’s “Proof” that Trump Won

In his film 2000 Mules, Dinesh D’Souza sets out to prove a giant criminal conspiracy to stuff ballot boxes with fraudulent votes. The proof? Well, you can see it with your own eyes: There’s a BLACK man and he is dropping off BALLOTS in a ballot drop box. Case closed! You can laugh now. But crying time is coming. I predict … READ MORE