Charges have been dropped against Georgia Senator Nikema Williams, who was arrested at her place of work — the Georgia State Capitol — while observing a Count Every Vote protest last November. “My charges might have been dropped,” says Williams, “but this is ...more
How do you defeat voter suppression tactics when it's fueled by billionaires' cash and partisan power? The same way the Voting Rights Act was first won 50 years ago. ...more
On January 23, right after a phone call from Donald Trump, Juan Guaidó, former speaker of Venezuela's National Assembly, declared himself president. No voting. When you have official recognition from The Donald, who needs elections? ...more
On an 8-0 vote, the Illinois Board of Elections on Tuesday, January 22 dropped the Interstate Crosscheck voter purge program. Greg Palast and the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. are co-plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Illinois over the use of Crosscheck, a racially biased and ...more
My dad called me over and said, "I want you to listen to this." It was 1965 and Martin Luther King was speaking about the three kinds of love as defined by the Greek philosophers. King's philosophy lesson was given in a church surrounded by angry white men who changed their white sheets for police uniforms and were prepared to burn down the church as they had done before.
King was on a march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery.
My father told me, "You'll do that," meaning I'd go down South, I'd join the Freedom Riders, become a lawyer for King, a knight for justice in an unjust world.
But why didn't he go himself? Why didn't he join the march, join the fight? I know: kids, responsibility, furniture. He was a furniture salesman. Furniture didn't march. It sat there. It was sat upon. And the rich farted into the mattresses he sold them. The furniture store was locked from the inside by a poisonous fear of leaving life to chance.
So he put the burden of his quest on ...more
Trump is Illegitimate. He was selected, not elected. Because hundreds of thousands of voters in key states – like Ohio and Michigan – were blocked from voting. ...more
Ho ho ho! Now that Brian Kemp is no longer Secretary of State of Georgia, his office has informed The Palast Investigative Fund attorneys that they are throwing in the towel in the Palast and Butler v. Kemp suit we filed in Atlanta Federal Court in October. This opens up ...more
Brian Kemp purged half a million voters in 2017 ahead of his race for the governor's office against the Democratic Party's candidate, Stacey Abrams. He said they left the state. (There must have been moving vans everywhere!) Our experts went ...more
Stacey Abrams, who refused to officially concede defeat in her bid for Governor, filed suit today in federal court in Atlanta charging the entire election process was hopelessly tainted. Charging Kemp "grossly mismanaged" election and "unconstitutionally ...more
Georgia state Senator Nikema Williams didn't plan on being arrested last week. She certainly didn't think she'd be zip-tied by cops and asked to submit to a strip search. ...more
There's a fascinating history to what Joe Madison calls "James Crow, Esq., voting suppression" — and that history tells us what we can do to solve the problem of Republicans using the Help America Vote Act to block people from ...more
Days ago, I received a call from Stacey Abrams' lead attorneys. Our investigative team had "gold," as they put it, for litigating the election: Expert analysis proving 340,134 voters were wrongly purged. Plus, we had ...more
In 18 years of covering elections I've never seen such hate, as captured on camera this week by my team on the frontlines in Broward County, Florida. ...more