Year: 2016

I get the Blues too…

Greg Palast 

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You are not only keeping us alive financially, but emotionally.

Eventually, our stories make national news, but, in those months while the mainstream resists, your encouragement really means a lot.

People ask me how I keep my sense of humor when I see all these horrors, from lost votes to lost lives. The truth is, I get the blues too.

Support, good wishes, and remembering the tough world I came from are what gets me back on track.

And here’s something they can’t steal from us:  a Happy New Year, from my family to yours.

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Greg Palast, reporting

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A note in the snow

Greg Palast 

Last week, I flew to Detroit with my team at the request of a major west coast publication. When I landed, they got cold feet; assignment cancelled. Without funding to continue, I should have …more

The Republican Sabotage of the
Vote Recounts in Michigan and Wisconsin

Greg Palast 

By Greg Palast for Truthout

Photo of Michigan ballot with bubble. (Image courtesy of Palast Investigative Fund, 2016)
Before the Electoral College votes, they should know this.

Michigan officials declared in late November that Trump won the state’s count by 10,704 votes. But hold on – a record 75,355 ballots were not counted.

The uncounted ballots came mostly from Detroit and Flint, majority-Black cities that vote Democratic.

According to the machines that read their ballots, these voters waited in line, sometimes for hours, yet did not …more

Palast Report for Democracy Now!:
By Rejecting Recount, Is Michigan Covering up 75,000 Ballots Never Counted?

Greg Palast 

Officially, Donald Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes. But a record 75,335 votes were never counted. Most of these votes that went missing were in Detroit and Flint.

How do you disappear 75,335 votes? I flew to Michigan to investigate.

 


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After investigating the REAL story of the recount, we stopped by the Department of Justice yesterday and handed them our Crosscheck petition, signed by 50,000 people. We have a lot more work to do and thankfully, our efforts are starting to get notice. We’re not done…

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Thousands of bubbles filled in next to the candidate’s name couldn’t be read by the optical scanning machines in Michigan and Wisconsin but a much better machine, the …more

Crosscheck Is Not Just Crooked,
It’s Criminal

Greg Palast 

After reading my report on the Kobach/Koch/Trump operation, which has removed tens of thousands of minority voters from the rolls in the swing states that surprisingly shifted to Trump, former federal judge (and now Congressman) Alcee Hastings told me Crosscheck is a criminal violation of federal law. Hastings has called for criminal indictments and written an official Congressional member letter to ask for investigation.

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Hastings’ demand for justice is backed by a petition to expose and end Crosscheck’s racist attacks on voting rights. So far it’s been signed by 50,000 people, including 29,507 members of 18 Million Risingthe Asian-American rights group. The group is joined by co-signers Rep. Keith Ellison, Bill Gallegos of Climate Justice, Martin Luther King III and others.

On Tuesday, December 13 I will join the leaders of 18 Million rising in Washington, D.C. to present the petition to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Stopping Crosscheck is the Standing Rock of racist vote suppression.  If we don’t open the investigations now, by January 21, Kris Kobach will be Homeland Security chief and Jeff Sessions Attorney General.

Demand an investigation into Crosscheck, sign our petition — and then share it! …more

The No-BS Inside Guide to
the Presidential Recount
Sorry, no Russian hacker hunt

Greg Palast 

by Greg Palast for Truthout

There’s been so much complete nonsense since I first broke the news that the Green Party would file for a recount of the presidential vote, I am compelled to write a short guide to flush out the BS and get to just the facts, ma’am.

 

Nope, they’re not hunting for Russian hackers

To begin with, the main work of the recount hasn’t a damn thing to do with finding out if the software programs for the voting machines have been hacked, whether by Putin’s agents or some guy in a cave flipping your vote from Hillary to The Donald.

The Green team does not yet even have the right to get into the codes. But that’s just not the core of the work.

The ballots in the electoral “dumpster”

The nasty little secret of US elections, is that we don’t count all the votes.

In Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania—and all over America—there were a massive number of votes that were simply …more

Exclusive: Jill Stein just called…
Green Party filing for recount
in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania

Greg Palast 

by Greg Palast

UPDATE: In Michigan and North Carolina the wipe-out of Black, Hispanic and young voters was massive – especially under Crosscheck. Watch my latest segment on MSNBC’s AM Joy, this Saturday morning on how the election was rigged – long before the vote even happened.

Jill Stein just called to say that I am the first one to be informed that the Green Party is formally petitioning for a recount in 3 states, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Trump’s margin is less than 11,600 in Michigan, 27,200 in Wisconsin and 68,000 in Pennsylvania.

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If just a few thousand votes are found in Wisconsin and Michigan, …more