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
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
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
Kobach “Election Integrity” Commission Discuss Obviously Bogus Claims Of Voter Fraud in NH
Republicans Aren’t Fools, Misdirection is Intentional
By Nicole Powers
Fired US Prosecutor levels new charges against GOP operatives.
Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for Huffington Post
Virtually the entire mainstream electronic media drank ACORN Kool-Aid this month brewed up by the Republican National Committee. Almost no one seriously challenged John McCain’s comical assertions that ACORN, a grassroots voter registration group, “is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy.”
While the Republicans had the distracted media searching for links between Obama and ACORN, RNC operatives were busily completing one of the most massive voter suppression and purging efforts in American history, stealing hundreds of thousands of Democratic votes across the embattled swing states and striving to arrange chaos and endless lines at the voting booths next week.
First the facts about ACORN. Months ago, we obtained, as part of our investigation for Rolling Stone magazine, the Republican’s list the GOP alleged were the very worst cases of vote and registration fraud by ACORN and similar groups. We went through the names the GOP asserted were “obviously, undeniably and clearly fraudulent” voter registrations.
First, there was Melissa Tais, a dubious ACORN registrant. Her two voter registration forms show, admittedly, suspiciously different signatures. Republicans suggested Melissa was part of a massive fraud to allow Democrats to vote twice.
They were wrong. Ms. Tais, a Cerrillos, New Mexico, waitress, told us she had signed one form on a table and one form holding the paper in her hand. Hence, a second, wobbly signature.
Then there was Patricia White, who Republicans claimed was a fictitious voter. When we filmed her at home in Albuquerque, she seemed real enough.
And so on, through the entire GOP list — not one fraud. And these were their best cases out of the five million “illegal voters” who Republican leaders claim have infiltrated America’s voting rolls.
The overblown histrionics about ACORN do not surprise those of us who have been watching the RNC’s election manipulation antics. For eight years White House operatives have been trying to gin up press stories about voter fraud. David Iglesias of New Mexico was one of seven U.S. Attorneys fired by the White House for their refusal to bring voter fraud prosecutions. “We took over 100 complaints,” from the GOP, he told us, “We investigated for almost 2 years, I didn’t find one prosecutable voter fraud case in the entire state of New Mexico.”
Iglesias, a McCain supporter, has, for the first time, leveled a new and serious charge: Despite finding none of the 200 voters guilty, he says the White House nevertheless ordered him to illegally prosecute baseless cases against innocent citizens, just to gin up voter fraud publicity. His refusal, he says, cost him his job. “They were looking for politicized — for improperly politicized US attorneys to file bogus voter fraud cases.”
Read the rest of the article at HuffingtonPost.com
Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. are authors of an investigation of vote suppression in the current Rolling Stone, and a comic book voter guide, “Steal Back Your Vote,” both available for download at StealBackYourVote.org. …more