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
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 during a meeting in November, 2016 with ...more
To mark the occasion, Mark Karlin, the editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout, poses six questions to Palast. ...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 ...more
Donald Trump may have halted Kris Kobach’s so-called Presidential Advisory Commission on “Election Integrity” – but he hasn’t stopped its work. Far from it, he has put its nefarious ...more
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
In 2004, BBC TV exposed Brett Doster, now Judge Roy Moore’s campaign chief, for illegally "caging" Black, Hispanic, and Jewish voters, a crime explained by Bobby Kennedy, Jr. in our film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. The Palast team got our hands on highly confidential documents from ...more
Vote “Caging” Gets legal?!?RNC Asks Court To Lift Consent Decree That Blocked Jim Crow Voter Purge Scam
The RNC is petitioning a federal district court in New Jersey to lift a Consent Decree that blocked an ugly Jim Crow voter purge scam known as "caging." Here’s an excerpt from a memo ...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