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Did The Supreme Court Just Legalize Caging?

Greg Palast on The Thom Hartmann Show

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

Paul “The Vulture” Singer Targets Hyundai

Greg Palast 

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

The Nunes Memo And The Regressive Progressive Rhetoric It Spawned

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

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

Greg Palast on KPFA Flashpoints with Dennis J Bernstein

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 Election Crime Wave Involving 7 Million Americans & The GOP Scam Behind The Hype

Greg Palast 

by Greg Palast with Dennis J Bernstein

Image: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits
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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