Our action partner, Black Voters Matter, boycotted Biden’s speech in Georgia on the voting rights bills, refusing to act as a photo op prop. Understand the frustration: we’ve been screaming about Georgia as Jim Crow central for 8 years. Laws alone won’t help: we need the … READ MORE
Georgia’s Original Sin and the 2022 Secret Vote-Crushing Scheme:My Most Important Investigation Ever
280 years ago, two Georgia dynasties, the forebears of Governor Brian Kemp and (defeated) Senator David Perdue, overcame George’s prohibition of slavery and convinced King George to grant them powers to bring Africans in… READ MORE
DOJ suit misses Georgia’s worst new vote suppression tacticNew GOP tactic violates Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871
Georgia officials have quietly challenged 364,000 Georgia voters, a scheme newly empowered by SB202. And while the much-lauded lawsuit filed on Friday by the Department of Justice against the State of Georgia challenging the voting restriction law is certainly worthy, it won’t do a damn thing about these … READ MORE
Pamela Reardon wants to stop Tamara Horne from voting. Reardon of Marietta, Georgia who is running for Vice-Chair of the state Republican Party, has filed a legal challenge to Horne’s vote — one of 32,379 voters in Cobb County Reardon has challenged under a little-noticed provision of… READ MORE
The Big Purge: 364,000 Voters Disqualified in GeorgiaHow one woman challenged eligibility of 32,000 voters
This week on Brian Ross Investigates, investigative reporter Greg Palast takes on Georgia’s new election law, asking how this one local Republican party official was able to personally challenge the eligibility of some 32,000 voters. … READ MORE
The “mind-boggling” hidden threat in Georgia’s restrictive new voting law364,000 votes in jeopardy from little-noticed provision of SB 202
How do you think the election in Georgia would have played out, or how do you think the election in Georgia next year will play out, if the Republican party is successful in throwing 364,000 Georgia voters — largely people of color — off the voting rolls? In this … READ MORE
Just when you think the world of electioneering couldn’t get more bizarre, armies of Cyber Ninjas and mythical Voting Pandas come to the fore to remind us that they can.
Palast and Rick Smith team up to dissect the crazy. … READ MORE
When we first reported that handing a slice of pizza to a voter waiting three hours in a line is now a felony in Georgia, other media ate it up (forgive me my puns). But there are greater horrors than pizza prohibition hidden in the 95 pages of Georgia’s new… READ MORE
Race to get 23,000 Young Georgia Voters Registered for RunoffHampered by COVID and Lack of Awareness
There are around 23,000 young people in Georgia who turn 18 in the weeks between the General Election and the January 5 runoff. With only a week left before the December 7 registration deadline for the runoff, these high school seniors, left out of… READ MORE
Georgia tries to Block New Voters ahead of RunoffProposed new registration rule would require car registered in state.
Georgia’s Board of Elections is trying to sneak through a new rule that could block new registrations before the Senate runoff to people who don’t have a car registered in the state. This knocks out students, lower income urban voters (i.e. Black Atlantans) without … READ MORE
[November 19th, 2020, Atlanta, GA] The fight over what’s left of the soul of the Republican Party has moved from Washington DC to Georgia with the far right continuing to rally for Trump.
When I first drove by the rally, a Christian white nationalist and anti-immigrant named… READ MORE
The Republicans are panicked. Despite wrongly purging nearly 200,000 young, low-income, and voters of color in an attempt to fix the election (as exposed by us), Georgia Republicans lost the state for Trump, and now they could lose control of the US Senate.
“It is unfortunate that the ACLU hired [Greg Palast] a known Stacey Abrams shill.” So said the flak for the GOP Sec. of State of Georgia. And I’m sure that GOP Senator David Perdue thinks it “unfortunate” as well – now that their program to systematically purge Black voters in Georgia was busted, and David Perdue must face … READ MORE
Two years ago, the Supreme Court’s right-wing five authorized a new method of “cleaning” voter rolls. The Court agreed with GOP voting officials, beginning with Ohio and Georgia, to purge voter rolls of those who “moved.”
The idea sounds fair in theory: If you don’t live in Atlanta, you shouldn’t vote there, and to do so is a felony crime. But in practice,… READ MORE
Hundreds of thousands of voters have been struck from the voter rolls and they have no idea. There’s no question that this attack on the voter rolls is affecting voters of color and young people. Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic voters are being removed by the hundreds of thousands from the voter rolls of America. And this could absolutely change the outcome of … READ MORE
ACLU, GA Releases Palast Fund ‘Georgia Voter Purge Errors’ ReportState Likely Removed Nearly 200,000 Citizens from the Voter Rolls
ATLANTA – Today, the ACLU of Georgia released a report by the Palast Investigative Fund titled Georgia Voter Roll Purge Errors that concluded the State removed the voter registrations of nearly 200,000 Georgians on the grounds… READ MORE
LaTosha Brown: They’re constantly skimming votesPalast in conversation with the co-founder of Black Voters Matter
“We’re seeing the same old problems that our community has seen in the past, which we know are all forms of voter suppression,” laments Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown. “We’ve got to hold people accountable… And there’s some people that… READ MORE
When the only way you can win is by depriving people of their vote, long lines are a feature, not a bug of GOP election strategy. It’s no coincidence that the worst lines tend to be in young, poor and minority neighborhoods — in others words places where people tend to… READ MORE