This week on The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Election Crimes Bulletin we revisit the California primary crime scene and attempt to count the votes â€” something election officials in the state have failed to do. Officially, there are nearly 2 million votes that remain uncounted, and statistics show that the vast majority of these are favoring Bernie. If all votes were created equal and actually tallied, the Golden State would most likely be in Bernieâ€™s pocket. Professional vote sleuth Greg Palast breaks down the numbers with Dennis J. Bernsteinâ€¦
TRANSCRIPT (Originally broadcast on June 15, 2016)
Dennis J. Bernstein: Greg Palast, great to have you backâ€¦ Are we talking millions of votes not counted? What is this?
Greg Palast: Are you ready for this?
DB: I donâ€™t know.
Palast: Okay, take out a pencil and paper…
DB: Iâ€™m afraid.
Palast: The mail-in ballots: 1,173,943 uncounted. Provisional â€œplaceboâ€ ballots â€” when they donâ€™t want you to vote, they give you pretend ballots â€” there are 712,849 uncounted. This is two weeks after the election! Even Iran counts the votes within two weeks. And weâ€™re not doneâ€¦ 73,116 â€œotherâ€ votes have …more
by Greg Palast with Dennis J Bernstein for Reader Supported News This week on The Best Democracy Money Can Buy â€” Election Crimes Bulletin â€” the Crime Scene: California. The Crime?Â Two million votes still not counted. One million ballots already disqualified, thrown away. Another million so-called provisional â€œplaceboâ€ ballots. Hereâ€™s the story of the voting horror show you won’t get on Fox or MSDNC.
TRANSCRIPT (Originally broadcast on June 8, 2016)
Dennis J. Bernstein:This week, weâ€™re going to do a postmortem on yesterdayâ€™s California primary. Greg, I know you were out there. You were also trying to vote?
Greg Palast: I think we need to get a long piece of yellow tape that says â€œcrime sceneâ€ and wrap it around the state of California. It was uglyâ€¦ Days before the election the polls were showing it was a dead heat between Senator Sanders and Secretary Clinton, with Sanders rising. How could it be what the AP called â€œa crushing victoryâ€ with so-called 96% of the vote counted? The answer is that 96% of the vote has not been counted.
Specifically, the mail-in ballots, which tend to be the Democratic Party regulars, were counted first â€” theyâ€™re all Hillary folk. Sheâ€™s leading among registered Democrats by about 30%. But those who got NPP, …more
[Los Angeles] It’s not some grand conspiracy, but it’s grand theft nonetheless.Â Â Sen. Bernie Sandersâ€™ voters will lose their ballots, their rights, by the tens of thousands.
The steal is baked into the way California handles No Party Preference â€“”NPP” voters â€“what we know as “independents.”
There are a mind-blowing 4.2 million voters in California registered NPP â€“ and they share a love for sunshine and Bernie Sanders. According to the reliable Golden State poll, among NPP voters, Sen. Sanders whoops Sec. Hillary Clinton by a stunning 40 percentage points.
On the other team, registered Democrats prefer Clinton by a YUGE 30 points. NPP’s can vote in the Democratic primary, so, the California primary comes down to a fight between D’s and NPP’s.
And there’s the rub. In some counties like Los Angeles, it’s not easy for an NPP to claim their right vote in the Democratic primary â€“ and in other counties, nearly impossible.
Example: In Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, if you donâ€™t say the magic words, …more
by Greg Palast with Dennis J Bernstein For Reader Supported News Listen in while Dennis J Bernstein and I take you through that ugly sausage factory called the American voting systemâ€¦.Â Dennis J Bernstein and I have begun a weekly radio broadcast, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy:Â The Election Crimes Bulletin, on his Pacifica broadcast, â€œFlashpoints.â€Â Donâ€™t get Flashpoints in your area? thensubscribe to the podcast, coming to you weekly.Â
[Los Angeles]Â Woop!Â Woop!Â Alert! Â Some California poll workers have been told to give “provisional” ballots to all independent voters in Tuesdayâ€™s Democratic Party.
Thatâ€™s wrong.Â Thatâ€™s evil.Â Thatâ€™s sick and illegal.
Hereâ€™s the 411. Â If youâ€™re registered as an independent voter in California, you have the right to vote in the Democratic Presidential Primary. Â Just ask for the ballot.
But look out! Â Reports out of Orange County are that …more
Listen to The Best Democracy Money Can Buy podcast with Greg Palast and Flashpoints’ Dennis Bernstein. This week they expose Donald Trumpâ€™s go-to operative who would steal your vote â€” by accusing you of not being an American. The Vote Rustler of the Week: Kris Kobach, Trump’s man behind SB 1070, the “Driving While Brown” law.
Dennis Bernstein:Welcome to our weekly Election Protection Bulletin withÂ best-selling author Greg Palast. Let’s start in Topeka, Kansas withÂ its Secretary of State Kris Kobach. He’s definitely going head toÂ head with the ACLU there.
Greg Palast: Kris Kobach is the most influential Republican Secretary of State inÂ America – the Katherine Harris of 2016.
He’s one of the very firstÂ governmental Republican supporters of Donald Trump. Anne Coulter hasÂ said Trump should pick him as his running mate. This guy is anÂ important cat.
What’s he up to? He’s â€œsavingâ€ America from anÂ invasion of aliens – not from outer space, but from other nations,Â wading the Rio Grande to vote in American elections. He claims thereÂ is a mass incursion of illegal aliens coming to the US to vote forÂ Hillary. Reporter Greg Palast confront Trump ally Kris Kobach, Secretary of State of Kansas from the video by Zach D. Roberts
The federal government, despite a massive and costly hunt, has foundÂ almost no non-citizen has voted. (Floridaâ€™s campaign to stop alienÂ voters netted a single convictionâ€”an …more
May 17, 2001. In a room at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverley Hills, the Financial Criminal of the twentieth century, not long out of prison, met with the Financial Criminal of the twenty-first century who feared he may also have to do hard time. These two, bondmarket manipulators Mike Milken and Ken Lay, no-yet-indicted Chairman of Enron Corporation, were joined by a select group of movers and shakers – and one movie star. …more