[Above: The National Commission for Voter Justice's Southern California Regional Hearing.]
Award-winning investigative reporter Greg Palast was called to testify in front of the National Commission for Voter Justice (NCVJ) at their Southern California Regional Hearing. The non-partisan organization was set up in response to the now-defunct Trump/Kobach Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which used fraudulent claims of illegal double-voting as justification to cull millions of legal (and mostly minority) voters from the rolls.
The NCVJ's SoCal proceedings were held on Saturday, July 14 at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College's Aspen Hall in Downtown LA, and were part of the organization's nationwide effort to "highlight, document, and address the scourge of voter suppression across the country."
Among those present were NCVJ National Co-Chairs Barbara R. Arnwine and Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes, and Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., who serves as NCVJ's Honorary Chair and who personally thanked Palast for his tireless efforts to expose Crosscheck — the GOP's racially-biased weapon of mass vote destruction. ...more
In an opinion piece published today, The New York Times finally allows mention of the dangers of Kris Kobach’s Crosscheck. But they dare not say what we found when we uncovered the actual voter purge lists: it’s racist as a Charlottesville Nazi. 1 in 6 Latinos are on the target list, 1 in 9 Black voters. ...more
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 Democratic areas, actually only missed one election. Being on the Crosscheck list and not returning a postcard was counted by GOP Secretary of State rules as a "missed" election.
For more on voter caging and how not responding to a junk mail post-card could result in you losing your vote watch ...more
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 the beast can still ...more
50 years ago today, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. This is the story of RFK’s profile in political courage, gambling his brother’s election to the Presidency in order to save Martin Luther King Jr. from lynching.
It was a Republican, King Sr., who made JFK president — saving Martin Jr., from lynching. This harrowing and little known drama ...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
Tom Hartmann and Palast discuss the implications of the new citizenship question on the 2020 census.
As soon as I heard Trump was adding the question about whether you have a non-citizen in your household to the census I smelled Kobach. He’d already suggested it in a secret memo that we caught a glimpse of during a meeting in November, 2016 with Trump.
The GOP’s basically turning the census into a giant caging operation to get rid of real citizen voters by asking if you have a non-citizen in your household. They want to scare people off from voting and they want to scare people off from filling out the census. …more
You’re more likely to be hit by lightning than commit voter fraud, but they’re using the myth of double voters to eliminate real voters — who are almost always voters of color. However, they can’t steal all the votes all the time. It’s really important to understand that. …more
On October 19, 1960, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested in Georgia for driving with an Alabama driver's license and sentenced to six months hard labor. No one expected King to survive the sentence — he’d be lynched at the outset.
His father, Martin King Sr., had one desperate chance to save his son. Daddy King had endorsed Richard Nixon, a family friend, for the presidency. Nixon could count on King, a Republican like many African-Americans, who chose the party of Lincoln over the racist ...more