Three weeks ago, we blew the lid off “Interstate Crosscheck” – the 6.9 million voter purge list put together by 27 wannabe Katherine Harrises.
It took us six months of detective work to get our hands on these lists of millions of Americans tagged as ‘suspected double-voters’ – and the sneaky and sick method used to disenfranchise more voters of color.But the Purge’n Generals are not done. So far, they’ve only knocked off a few hundred thousand voters. That was enough to flip the Senate; but they’re in the process of removing nearly a million voters by 2016 to get the White House.
We’re not done either: We are still digging, still uncovering more games like Crosscheck – and the billionaires behind the vote swindles.
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Our Crosscheck expose got big applause and re-telling in the New York Times, LA Times – indeed, media all over the planet.
Esquire wrote: “Palast has been on the voter-caging story ever since people like Pastor Whiting got screwed 14 years ago. And, this week, writing for the Al Jazeera America news site, Palast dropped a bomb into [the Mid-Term] elections that has left credibility shrapnel all over the democratic process, if anyone cares to look for it.”
Thank you. But that don’t pay the bills. “Greg Palast” is not a person but a team of investigators and journalists including the Academy Award nominee Richard Rowley, gonzo photojournalist Zach D. Roberts and the extraordinary Ms. Badpenny and others. They all need food, shelter and memory chips.
[If you haven’t seen the Crosscheck report, watch the Democracy Now replay; and read it here.]
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And it’s not just ballot trickery that we expose. We have the investigative skills to crawl into the file drawers of the rich and shameless: the billionaires who fund the ballot-bending shenanigans. (Wait until you hear my Koch Brothers tape.)
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For 15 years, Greg Palast has been uncovering voter suppression tactics in investigative reports for BBC Television, The Guardian, Harper’s and Rolling Stone.
Greg Palast is the author of several New York Times bestsellers including The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and Billionaires & Ballot Bandits.
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