The whole story involves uncounted ballots, voter suppression and other dirty tricks.
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
The Guardian: GOP candidate improperly purged 340,000 from Georgia voter rolls, investigation claims
Georgia secretary of state and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp improperly purged more than 340,000 voters from the state’s registration rolls ...more
This morning we filed a lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp for violation of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. Our experts found Georgia wrongly purged 340,134 voters. Palast and rights groups filed ...more
A federal court ruled in June 2018 that Indiana couldn't drop voters without notice if their names appeared in an unreliable interstate database ...more
Tallahassee African-American attorney removed because his name “matched” a felon with a different middle name living 200 miles away. Florida's up to its old tricks again, using dubious lists of felons and computers that come up with criminal mismatches to rob votes from people of color ...more
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 ...more
It’s not close, the Democrats won, if you counted all the votes...
Thom Hartmann and Palast discuss Ohio 12th District Race and Kansas GOP Gubernatorial Primary between Colyer and Kobach ...more
The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined Greg Palast in announcing that they’ve notified the voting chiefs of 26 states that they will be served with federal law suits under the National Voter Registration Act within 60 days if they fail to turn over the millions of names of voters wrongly ...more
Yesterday, the GOP’s Brian Kemp won the Georgia gubernatorial primary. It is not coincidental that ...more
Monday’s Supreme Court decision blessing Ohio’s removal of half a million voters was ultimately decided on the issue of a postcard.
A federal judge has enjoined Indiana from purging voters just because they are on Kris Kobach’s Crosscheck list. The winning suit was brought by Common Cause. Their complaint extensively cited the work of the Palast Investigations Fund. This means Crosscheck is wounded, but ...more
Kris Kobach has brought a new weapon to his hunt for the chimerical Fraudulent Voter: A flag-covered military jeep with a mounted 50-caliber machine gun ”” a toy one. It’s a fitting symbol for Kobach, whose hunt for Trump's claimed 3 million fraudulent voters has only shot blanks. Kobach, once thought the obvious successor to ...more
"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 ...more