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Steal Back Your Vote!

Greg Palast 

Bobby Kennedy Jr. and I have had it UP TO HERE. They stole 2000.  They stole 2004. Now, they’re snatching it again.  So Bobby and I are doing the most important thing we can do in a crisis of democracy:  write an investigative comic book.

Here it is:  Steal Back Your Vote is out today.  Download it right now at StealBackYourVote.ORG

Its 24 full-color pages cut open the Rove-arian cancer on our ballot box:  the Six Ways They’re Stealing Your Vote ”“ plus a two-page pull-out guide ”“ 7 Ways to Steal it Back.

Print it out.  Pass it out.  Right now.

Illustrations from the rapier-sharp pencils of Ted Rall, Troubletown’s Lloyd Dangle and Lukas Ketner.

Or you can order copies (minimum 25) here at StealBackYourVote.org

To cover costs, we’re asking you to make a donation ”“ it can be a buck, ten bucks, a penny, a grand.  This will pay for print copies we’re sending to vulnerable voters.  (We’ll send them gratis to churches designated by our co-sponsor, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Operation Rainbow/PUSH.)

And tonight: go to StealBackYourVote.org and watch the BBC Television report from London by Greg Palast with Bobby Kennedy on the strange disappearance of several million voters from US voter rolls.  And while you’re there, download the guide and order print copies.

And join co-sponsors Voto Latino, Randi Rhodes, Willie Nelson, Jesse Jackson, Thom Hartmann, Air America Radio, Democracy for America and more …more

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The video with Willie Nelson


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The video with Rev. Jesse Jackson


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The video with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.


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Sample Voter Guide Page from Ted Rall

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“Download it and fight back!”
urges Rev. Jesse Jackson

Greg Palast 

“This is Reverend Jesse Jackson from the Rainbow/Push Coalition. Your vote must count and not be stolen. This time protect that vote, download it and fight back contact GregPalast.com – for the vote, for Dr. King, for Mandela, for Medgar Evers, for Schwerner, Goodman and Chaney. We’ve marched to long, worked to hard, we’ve died to young don’t let them steal your vote. Vote in big numbers and fight back and through it all keep hope alive we can and must win this election.”

”“ Rev. Jesse Jackson

Support the Palast Investigative fund and save this election, download the comic book voter guide right now. Send it to your friends and spread the word – “Don’t let them steal your vote!”

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Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Armed Madhouse and Vultures’ Picnic , a BBC Television Book of the Year.

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Night of the Living Vote-Snatchers
from Steal Back Your Vote!

Greg Palast 

Excerpted from the Greg Palast, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Robert F. Kennedy’s comic book voter guide Steal Back Your Vote.

In 2002, George W. Bush signed the Help America Vote Act.

When a Bush tells you he’s going to “help” you vote – look out!

The result: in the 2004 presidential election, over three million votes – 3,006,080 – were cast and not counted. Like, what the !@#!?

That’s from the official data from an agency created by George Bush called the “Elections Assistance Commission.”  When a Bush tells you he’s going to “assist” our elections… (well, you get it).

Three MILLION ballots disappeared – Pfft!

And not just anyone’s ballots.  U.S. government experts reported, for example, that a black voter’s ballot is 900% more likely than a white voter’s ballot to get “lost” in the machine. Bush fired the experts.

Three million voters went missing in ”˜04 – but that ain’t nuthin’!www.StealBackYourVote.org

Law professor and voting law expert Robert F. Kennedy Jr. warns that it’s about to get a whole lot worse.  Nasty new spores of the “Help” America Vote Act went into effect since the last election that have turned the process into a vicious game of “Chutes and Ladders,” with traps and tricks between you and your vote…

Example: the Republican Secretary of State of Colorado “helped” her state vote by eliminating 19.4% of the voters from the voter rolls.  That’s one in five !@#$#@ voters!

Over three million missing ballots ”“ and now the voters themselves are disappearing by the millions.  Where the hell did they go?

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Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Armed Madhouse and Vultures’ Picnic , a BBC Television Book of the Year.

HELP US FOLLOW THE MONEY. Visit the Palast Investigative Fund’s store or simply make a tax-deductible contribution to keep our work alive!

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Steal Back Your Vote!

Greg Palast 

Palast: One out of five Colorado voters purged from voter registration
Outcome of 2008 election likely to be skewed by unethical tactics

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By David O. Williamsv

August 27, 2008 ”” Robert Kennedy Jr. had a pretty good excuse for skipping his scheduled appearance with investigative journalist Greg Palast to promote their latest project, “Steal Back Your Vote” ”” a report on voting irregularities and fraud in the 2008 election.

Palast, speaking at the Progressive Democrats of America gathering at a downtown Denver church during the DNC Tuesday, excused Kennedy’s absence to be with his uncle, Monday’s inspirational surprise speaker Sen. Ted Kennedy, and introduced a surprise replacement of his own, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now.
Progressive investigative journalist Goodman asked a delegate to hold up a goody bag with sponsor logo from AT&T on one side and decried the influence of big corporate money on the modern American political process.

She talked about trying to get into a delegate gathering at Mile High Stadium Monday and being denied access by towering security guards. Goodman said delegates at a corporate party are in training for just how skewed by campaign contributions politics in America have become, and added that there can be no good reasons to keep the press out, only bad ones.

When you’ve got money saturating politics, and even if you care deeply about the public good, you have got to see where the money is and that is what this is about every four years, Goodman said. “Itâs about teaching (budding politicians) big-money politics. …more

Steal Back Your Vote

Greg Palast 

by Greg Palast

A lot of advice we’re getting from our progressive friends is to take photos of your ballot and silly stuff like that. Well, that’s all about how to complain after they steal it. I have a better idea: Win, don’t whine.

#1: Gang Vote

Arrive with five! Never go bowling, make love or vote alone. And volunteer at get-out-the-vote operations. It’s worth it just for the stale donuts, cold coffee and hot democracy.

#2: Tell Them to Take Their Provisional Ballot and …

If they try to hand you a “provisional ballot,” scream bloody murder. If there’s a problem with your ID or registration, demand adjudication from a poll monitor, come back with proper ID, or demand appeal to the county supervisor of elections.But don’t just walk away. If it’s provisional or nothing, take it — then return for the count to defend it.

#3: Get to Work

Volunteer to bring out the vote. Or watch a poll — to challenge the challengers. Get credentials; don’t freelance — you’ll likely get thrown out. Either get credentials from the parties or get information on how you can slay vote-eating dragons in your area from the National Campaign for Fair Elections the umbrella group including NAACP, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law and People for the American Way (NationalCampaignForFairElections.org).

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Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “ARMED MADHOUSE.” Go to www.gregpalast.com

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Bonnie Raitt, Larry David and friends invite you to join Jackson Browne, Ed Asner, Ben Vereen and other stars on the November 16, 6-8pm at an intimate gathering in the home of Code Pink’s Jodie Evans in Beverly Hills, California, to support the Palast Investigative Fund, a 501c3 educational foundation. For details and to request one or two of the limited number of invitations, go to http://www.palastinvestigativefund.org/november-16th-fundraiser .