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Palast with ACLU Kansas Announces Legal Attack on Trump Double-Voter Claims and Purges

Greg Palast 

Greg Palast, joined by ACLU of Kansas, launches nationwide legal attack on Trump’s claim that millions of people have voted twice illegally.

Palast is the Rolling Stone journalist who broke the original story that thousands of voters in 29 states lost their right to vote because of Trump’s phony double voter claim.

Palast is the only US journalist with the names of more than 1,000,000 of the accused voters – obtained in a years long investigation for Al Jazeera and Rolling Stone, an investigation which won the prestigious Global Editors award.

Palast is working alongside the ACLU of Kansas because the “double-vote” list was created by Trump “vote fraud czar” Kris Kobach as part of his “Interstate Crosscheck” program. Used by 29 states, almost all GOP controlled, voting officials have secretively challenged and purged thousands of voters from voter rolls in Ohio, Michigan, Arizona, Oklahoma and other states.

Palast’s team of experts has determined that the purge list is overwhelmingly …more

Kobach Behind Scheme to
Ask Citizenship in Census

Greg Palast 

Tom Hartmann and Palast discuss the implications of the new citizenship question on the 2020 census.

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 a meeting in November, 2016 with Trump.

The GOP’s basically turning the census into a giant caging operation to get rid of real citizen voters by asking if you have a non-citizen in your household. They want to scare people off from voting and they want to scare people off from filling out the census. …more

ACLU v Kobach Trial Ends With Confession From Trump’s Vote-Thief-in-Chief

Greg Palast 

ACLU v Kobach trial ends with Trump’s vote “sheriff” confessing via deposition of scheme given to Trump to block new voters nationwide.

Kobach Deposition_Page 10 and 11
[Pages 10 and 11 of Kris Kobach’s deposition — see the full redacted deposition here.]

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach blocked ONE IN SEVEN Kansans from registering to vote because they could not provide passports or certified birth certificates. Almost all those blocked were new young voters and older poor voters — i.e. Democrats.

Kobach could not identify a single one of these as a non-citizen.

This blockade of mostly Democratic voters is justified by Kobach’s (and Donald Trump’s) claim that the number of non-citizen voters he found (5 over twenty years out of a BILLION ballots cast), is just the “tip of the iceberg.”

Dale Ho of the ACLU ended his closing argument: “The iceberg, on close inspection, your honor, is more of an ice cube.” …more

Trump’s Alien Voter Claim Goes To Court
Kobach Rule That Blocks 1 in 7 New Voters Could Decide 2018 & 2020 Races

Greg Palast  for Alternet

The mainstream media has simply missed the voting rights trial whose outcome could unleash the newest mass vote suppression weapon, the invention of Donald Trump’s chief vote suppression tactician, Kris Kobach of Kansas.

Clip from Palast’s film The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

On Tuesday, the trial of the lawsuit by the League of Women Voters against Kobach, Kansas’ Republican Secretary of State, began in a Kansas City courtroom. The League has sued to block the state’s law, drafted by Kobach, requiring all new voters to show proof of citizenship.

Kobach’s law has blocked an astonishing 1 in 7 new registrants from voting in the state because they did not …more

Kobach Citizenship Proof
Voting Requirement Goes To Court

Greg Palast 

March 6 – Catch Greg Palast on the Thom Hartmann show, 1pm ET (10am PT) Wednesday. Palast will report on the trial of the ACLU and League of Women Voters versus Kris Kobach, Secretary of State of Kansas, which began today.

Clip from Palast’s film The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Kris Kobach claims that MILLIONS of aliens voted in the last election. To stop the Alien Invasion, Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, wrote and passed a law in the state requiring proof of citizenship to vote. The effect: to knock out one in seven new voters — 22,000 so far — not because they come from another planet or nation, but because they don’t have a passport or original birth certificate to prove they’re citizens.

The lawsuit against Kobach was brought by the ACLU on behalf of the League of Women Voters and five Kansans — including two Air Force vets — who were denied the right to vote because …more

Truthout’s Progressive Pick of The Week: Palast’s Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Greg Palast 

By Mark Karlin for Truthout

As part of their commitment to providing independent information and resources to their readers, Truthout chooses a “Progressive Pick” every week: an independent book or DVD that they find thought-provoking and insightful. This week, Truthout have selected The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Case Of The Stolen Election — which has been updated and has just been released on Amazon (and is FREE to Prime members) — as their “Progressive Pick”. To mark the occasion …more

Jerry Quickley And Greg Palast Discuss The War On Voting Rights

Greg Palast 

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 steal all the votes all the time. It’s really important to understand that. …more