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Back of the Bus Ballot in Georgia

  • by Greg Palast
  • in Atlanta, GA

“My right to vote was taken from me,” says Rahiem Shabazz, filmmaker and victim of Georgia’s Purgin’ General, Brian Kemp. “This is voter suppression and he is the Chief of Voter Suppression.”


We escorted Rahiem to his voting station. They told him he couldn’t vote and gave him a provisional ballot. Kemp has already ruled his vote won’t be counted. Rahiem asked me whether he can go to federal court to get it counted. I called our lawyers. Yes. This is 2018, not 1958.
Learn more about Shabazz, and the hundreds of thousands of others like him, who’ve been flushed from Georgia’s voter rolls by Kemp; Read my latest report from the ground in Georgia for Truthout.

Greg Palast (Rolling Stone, Guardian, BBC) is the author of The New York Times bestsellers, Armed Madhouse, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits and the book and documentary, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
His latest film is Vigilante: Georgia's Vote Suppression Hitman

Palast is currently working on a new documentary Long Knife, exposing the Koch Brothers' theft of Osage oil, to be released in 2024.

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