Georgia state police have arrested 12 Black Lives Matter protesters for hoisting balloons in front of the capital that spell out “340,134″ — the number of voters the Palast team uncovered as wrongly purged from voter rolls by Brian Kemp. Kemp was the Georgia Secretary of State and currently remains the Republican candidate for Governor.
Black Lives Matter activists were told not to protest in front of the capital, so they thought balloons would not be a threat to the state. Obviously, they were wrong. Support their bail fund. Those arrested include Mary Hooks, who took the picture below.
In Atlanta, Federal Judge Amy Totenberg ordered the State of Georgia to count additional “provisional” ballots — and extended the time period for counting until Friday. The ruling followed a suit by Common Cause, represented by the Brennan Center, describing our publication of the massive voter purge list showing a tsunami of registration problems which led to a surge in provisional ballots.
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
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