Why Are Millions Of Democratic Voters Missing From The Rolls?

August 16, 2018

Despite all the voter drives in the United States, despite kids marching after the Parkland shooting and the subsequent drive to register young voters, despite the massive influx of refugees from Puerto Rico into Florida, for example, you see the total number of registered Democratic …more

Ohio Election Determined By Votes NOT Counted — Not By Votes Cast!
Thom Hartmann and Palast discuss Ohio 12th District Race and Kansas GOP Gubernatorial Primary between Colyer and Kobach, Trump's Vote-Thief-in-Chief.

August 9, 2018

It’s not close, the Democrats won, if you counted all the votes… …more

Did The Supreme Court Just Legalize Caging?
Palast on The Thom Hartmann Show

June 14, 2018

The Supreme Court’s blessing of Ohio’s move to remove a half million voters from the rolls because they missed two elections should scare you. But dig this: At least 100,000 of those voters, mostly in …more

The Bernie Sanders of Mexico was just Elected President
Palast on The Thom Hartmann Show

June 3, 2018

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Free Speech TV & MNN Presents…
Elections 2018: Voting Rights Under Attack

May 22, 2018

“The American voting system is busted. It’s shattered. They’re trying to take away your vote by saying you’re not a citizen, by saying you voted in another state, by giving you provisional ballots for some cockamamie reason, by purging you from the voter rolls. These obstacles are put in the way of mostly voters of color — that’s the real issue. We have an apartheid election system in the United States.” — Greg Palast, Free Speech TV, May 10, 2018 …more

Paul “The Vulture” Singer Targets Hyundai

May 19, 2018

While Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are playing double-or-nothing with the survival of Koreans, Trump’s billionaire sugar-daddy is taking advantage of political upheaval to attempt a seizure of one South Korea’s major employers: Hyundai Motor. Paul Singer, known as The Vulture, is mounting an attack on …more

Kobach Behind Scheme to Ask Citizenship in Census

March 31, 2018

Tom Hartmann and Palast discuss the implications of the new citizenship question on the 2020 census.

As soon as I heard Trump was adding the question about whether you have a non-citizen in your household to the census I smelled Kobach. He’d already suggested it in a secret memo that we caught a glimpse of during a meeting in November, 2016 with Trump.

The GOP’s basically turning the census into a giant caging operation to get rid of real citizen voters by asking …more

The Nunes Memo And The Regressive Progressive Rhetoric It Spawned

February 8, 2018

By Greg Palast with Dennis J. Bernstein

When the FBI applied to the rubber-stamp FISA court for a warrant to surveil Trump associate Carter Page they were more than a little economical with the truth. Basing their warrant request, in part, on information contained in the now-infamous Fusion GPS dossier, they omitted to mention that …more

It’s Even Worse Than You Think
Watch David Cay Johnston & Greg Palast Head to Head

January 30, 2018

“A narcissistic know-nothing con artist who has spent his entire life swindling others while repeatedly urging followers to commit criminal acts of violence against his critics.” – David Cay Johnston

Who could he be talking about? I asked… …more

Lower East Side People vs Trump
NY Credit Union Sues To Save Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

December 6, 2017

The Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union has filed a lawsuit to block Donald Trump from …more

Flashpoints: The Pigs In The Pipeline — And In The White House

December 5, 2017

Last month the Keystone pipeline cracked in South Dakota and dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of the dirtiest tar sands oil onto a previously pristine prairie. In this episode of Flashpoints we discuss how this burst came about when there were supposed to be foolproof …more

The Blood of Patriots: The Plan
Excerpt from Bill Fulton and Jeanne Devon’s Crazy Good Book

July 14, 2017

“A crazy book, but good crazy. If this were a novel, you’d love the rocking read. But it’s for real, and that really makes it rattle your cage. A brilliant, quirky keyhole into the armed and dangerous brains of America’s fringe — which is no longer fringe.” — Greg Palast on The Blood of Patriots by Bill Fulton and Jeanne Devon.

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The New Voter Suppression Has Begun
Palast on Thom Hartmann’s The Big Picture

July 7, 2017

“The Election Integrity Commission is a sham… It’s a blatant attempt at a national voter suppression campaign.”
— Thom Hartmann
What Kris Kobach wants is the entire voter files for all 50 states. Of the 44 “resistor” states, I’ve counted 21 that have already given their lists to Kobach — via his Wichita, KS office instead of the one in DC.
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The Election Crime Wave Involving 7 Million Americans & The GOP Scam Behind The Hype

August 26, 2016

by Greg Palast with Dennis J Bernstein

If you believe the Republican hysteria machine, there’s an unprecedented election crime wave sweeping America involving a staggering 7.2 million suspected double voters. Thousands of these supposed criminals — who, if found guilty, have committed a felony punishable by 5-years in the slammer — have already lost their right to vote, with 41,000 people in Virginia alone being struck off voter roles. Statistical analysis of the evidence uncovered by investigative reporter Greg Palast shows that one million Americans may lose their vote by November. It also shows that a high proportion of these black, white, and brown voters have one thing in common: they tend to vote blue. In this week’s Best Democracy Money Can Buy: Election Crimes Bulletin, Palast gives Flashpoints’ Dennis J. Bernstein the skinny on this election crime wave, which in reality is little more than a GOP-generated racist sham designed to filter the blue out of the votes at the polls.

TRANSCRIPT (Originally broadcast on Aug 25, 2016)

Dennis J. Bernstein: Greg Palast has got an article that just went up on Rolling Stone. Will an anti-voter fraud program designed by one of Trump’s advisors deny tens of thousands their right to vote in November? 

Greg Palast: This week Rolling Stone has a tremendous investigative report, “The GOP’s Secret War Against Voters.” I know about it because I wrote it. This is an investigation I’ve now been on — I say one year in the article, but it’s really been two and a half years — uncovering a system by which the GOP has already removed tens of thousands, probably hundreds of thousands of voters from the voter rolls — and it’s probably going to hit a million by November.

DB: The 21st century version of Jim Crow, the electronic Jim Crow. Talk a little bit about it…

Palast: Here’s the deal: 29 Republican Secretaries of State have given their voter rolls over to …more

Why Trump’s New Hedge Fund BFFs
Are Hedging Their Bets

August 18, 2016

by Greg Palast with Dennis J Bernstein

With Trump being an unpredictable wild card in this year’s election race, his cabal of new billionaire hedge fund buddies are hedging their bets by buying Congress and the Senate, so no matter which blonde gets into office, they can be sure that their interests are taken care of. To do this, in some key swing states, they’re spending millions betting against a Trump White House. In this week’s Best Democracy Money Can Buy: Election Crimes Bulletin, Flashpoints’ Dennis J. Bernstein and investigative reporter Greg Palast discuss the special needs of these mega-rich vote-manipulating vultures and the specifics of what they hope to get in return for their election-rigging investments.

TRANSCRIPT (Originally broadcast on Aug 17, 2016)

Dennis J. Bernstein: It looks like Big Don is in trouble, but now the billionaires are turning their attention to Congress. They’re going to need to buy Congress and the Senate for a number of reasons. And that’s what we’re going to talk about today… Let’s start with carried interest. What’s that?

Greg Palast: Carried interest. Where do you carry your interest?

DB: I don’t have any.

Palast: What are you interested in? Carried interest is simply known as the billionaires’ hedge fund loophole. It’s really complex, but it has to do with the rate at which hedge fund guys pay taxes — or don’t pay taxes. If you and I go to work and …more