Progressives are always looking for a "victory," a pony hiding in the horseshit. We saw this when most states claimed to reject Kris Kobach’s request to turn over their voter rolls. In fact, governors were lying (Mississippi and Louisiana) or too ignorant (Virginia) to ...more
Trump Is Not Ending Kobach’s Racist Voter Purge SchemeHe's Putting It On Steroids By Moving It To Homeland Security
Don’t be fooled by news of Trump's Executive Order dissolving the so-called Commission on Election Integrity. Trump is not ending the Kris Kobach scheme to attack, he’s moving it into ...more
Imagine a wonderful parting gift from Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Imagine if Gov. McAuliffe put an end to Virginia’s strange and inexplicable participation in a GOP voter suppression trick that reeks of Jim Crow.
Since 2013, this stealth voter purge program has cost ...more
Joe Stalin said, it’s not who votes that counts, but who counts the votes. Having been involved in political campaigns and politics at all levels of government for the past forty years, I can attest to another maxim that ...more
The massive success of our film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy ”” which was first released two months BEFORE the 2016 election and predicted Trump would win (and how!) ”” has led to demands from NAACP, ACLU, Transformative Justice Coalition for an update. This post-election edition is subtitled: The Case of the Stolen Election.
Crosscheck Overwhelmingly Purges Legitimate Voters, New Study FindsResearchers From Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Penn, and Microsoft Independently Corroborate Our Work
Hall-Trump-elujah! Profs finally back up what I’ve been screaming for years. The Kobach-Trump Crosscheck program is the Alt-Right Godzilla of voter suppression.
“We find that one of Crosscheck’s proposed purging strategies would eliminate about 300 registrations used to cast a seemingly legitimate vote for every one registration used to cast a double vote.”
And even that 1 in 300, say the profs from Stanford, Harvard, Penn, Yale and Microsoft, is probably just clerical error. …more
Bombshell: Election Stolen – But NOT By Russia!Palast Discusses The Theft Of The 2016 Election With Comedian Jimmy Dore
by Nicole Powers
On Friday, August 6, thanks to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU, a federal judge unsealed two documents relating to Kris Kobach’s proposed amendments to the National Voter Registration Act (a.k.a. the “motor-voter law”).
The first document was a memo that Kobach brought to a meeting with President-elect Trump in November 2016, which was partially exposed during a photo op and revealed that Kobach wants to “stop aliens from voting” by drafting amendments to the National Voter Registration Act “to promote proof of citizenship requirements.” The second unsealed document offers more insight into precisely how Kobach intends to do this. …more
Kobach “Election Integrity” Commission Discuss Obviously Bogus Claims Of Voter Fraud in NH
Republicans Aren’t Fools, Misdirection is Intentional
By Nicole Powers
Civil Rights Center Calls On Governor McAuliffe (D) To Withdraw Virginia From Racist GOP Voter Purging Program
By Nicole Powers
After spearheading the launch of The Voting Rights Project in Virginia at an event on Saturday, September 9, DC’s Civil Rights Center has called for the state to withdraw from Interstate Crosscheck.
In an open letter, submitted on September 12, 2016, the Executive Director of the Civil Rights Center, Dee Hunter, asked Virginia’s Democratic Governor, Terry McAuliffe, to terminate the state’s participation in the GOP’s racially-biased-by-design voter purging program.
“Terry McAuliffe has called the Trump-Kobach vote fraud commission a machine of ‘vote suppression’. Yet McAuliffe is one of the last Democratic governors to insist …more
Watch The Voting Rights Project Virginia Panel Feat. Palast – Plus Representatives From NAACP, VoteRiders, People Demanding Action & More
The event had one main goal: To put pressure on the Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe – a Democrat – to remove the state from Kris Kobach’s stealth voter-purging system. Over a million voters have quietly …more
Civil Rights Groups Challenge Indiana’s Use of Crosscheck:Lawsuit Cites Palast's Work On Kobach's Racist Voter Purging Program
I am thrilled that the NAACP and the League of Women Voters are using our Crosscheck investigation evidence to stop Jim Crow in Indiana. Only 27 states left to go. Next target: Virginia, where a so-called Democrat, Terry McAuliffe needs to dump Trump’s Crosscheck purges.
By Nicole Powers
The award was given to Greg for his: “Superlative investigative reporting and media coverage in the areas of human and democratic rights.” …more
[Dateline: Chicago] “Why would somebody say a crazy statement like that?” Bernie had his arms spread like gull wings, fingers scribbling facts in the air.
“Why” was not really a question.
Watch this five-minute video of Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rev. Jesse Jackson and their alliance to take on Kris Kobach, the Dr. Moriarty of vote suppression.
“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.
By Greg Palast for The Progressive
A national outcry followed last week’s request from Kris Kobach, Vice Chair of President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, that state election officials provide him with a long list of personal information on every voter, including party affiliation, date of birth, last four digits of social security number, and more.