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Dear @WSJ,

Sorry, Mr. Rove, but #StaceyAbrams’ claim that the 2018 gubernatorial election was corrupted is hardly "unsupported." Our team found a half million-plus Georgians were purged from voter rolls by #BrianKemp in the year before the election. wsj.com/articles/stace…
They lost their vote on the ostensible grounds they’d left the state or voting county. We found 340,136 of those voters had never moved from where they originally registered. But Kemp took away their right to vote — while he was running for Governor. gregpalast.com/georgias-brian…
Mr. Rove is correct in stating these citizens were purged in accordance with #Georgia’s "Use It or Lose It" law. But that law only acts as an "alternative means" recognized by the National Voter Registration Act for determining if a voter has moved. truthout.org/articles/gops-…
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Ho ho ho! Now that #BrianKemp is no longer #Georgia's Secretary of State, his office has informed the Palast Investigative Fund attorneys that they are throwing in the towel in the Palast & Butler v. Kemp suit we filed in Atlanta Federal Court in October. gregpalast.com/look-what-sant…
This opens up the remainder of #BrianKemp’s infamous, racially-poisonous voter purge files. Specifically, #Georgia will produce the hidden #Crosscheck purge files given to Kemp by #KrisKobach of Kansas — files Kemp’s flunkies told us had been “lost.” gregpalast.com/our-lawsuit-ag…
This data, which we will be analyzing is, as one of #StaceyAbrams attorney told me, “a gold mine” which can be critical in the law suit brought by her organization #FairFightGeorgia and in the fight to beat back New #JimCrow vote suppression. gregpalast.com/stacey-abrams-…
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#Georgia: The mystery of the 100,000 missing votes for Lieutenant Governor — Greg Palast talks to @Thom_Hartmann
Just look at the numbers, they speak for themselves: results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/91639/Web02…
People said, 'Oh, I'm so excited about changing administration, but I’m not going to vote for #StaceyAbrams running mate?!?’ That’s like voting for President, and not voting for Vice President. [See drop off rate from Governor to Lt Governor and how it recovers down the ticket.]
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#TuesdayThoughts: I wasn't able to be as productive as I wanted to be this year given an (often-ass-kicking) autoimmune disorder, but here's a thread of a few highlights.

As always, I remain so grateful to you all for your continued support.❤️
First, I am very proud of co-editing, with @m_hild, Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power. We had perceptive, brilliant scholars contributing essays on a wide variety of topics. Look for the paperback release in 2019!

upf.com/book.asp?id=97…
Second, was absolutely honored to be asked to write a piece commemorating the life and legacy of #MartinLutherKing #MLK for the National Civil Rights Museum. I chose to write about #poverty and the #PoorPeoplesCampaign:

mlk50.civilrightsmuseum.org/50-voices-50-y…
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#Thread on #Georgia's runoff for the Public Service Commission — one of those offices you don't think much about. salon.com/2018/12/04/geo…
The Public Service Commission controls Georgia Power — a racketeering enterprise masquerading as an electric company. They are building the first nuclear power station in America in 40 years, which is years late and billions over budget. #Georgia #GeorgiaRunoffElection
#StacyAbrams had the guts to say Georgians shouldn’t pay for this radioactive boondoggle. Dem Lindy Miller sided with Abrams against this meltdown in the making. She’s running against the GOP incumbent who’s campaign is funded by #Georgia power and its parent Southern Company.
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Today there are two absolutely vital elections in #Georgia. The runoff for Secretary of State and the runoff for the public service commission, one of those offices you don't think much about. Both of them are incredibly important salon.com/2018/12/04/geo…
Whoever controls the Secretary of State's office, controls who gets to vote, how you get to vote, whose ballots get counted, etc., which #BrianKemp used to great effect against #StaceyAbrams to make himself #Georgia's governor. gregpalast.com/heres-how-bria…
What #BrianKemp and the GOP have been doing is blocking registrants who found that they were wrongly purged so that they can't vote today in the runoff. Everyone who was shafted out of their vote on Nov. 6 will be shafted out of their vote again today. gregpalast.com/georgias-brian…
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#Mississippi fanatically attacked its voter rolls using #KrisKobach’s #InterstateCrosscheck list which targeted 146,054 voters in the state. From our #Georgia experience, about 29,000 voters would have been purged in 2017, just before the election.
We cannot give the exact number because the state is withholding the info. So, my attorneys have notified the state they will be facing a lawsuit under the National Voter Registration Act — the same lawsuit that forced #BrianKemp to cough up the #Georgia purge list.
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BREAKING: #StaceyAbrams’ new voting rights org, #FairFightGeorgia, files suit, charges #BrianKemp "grossly mismanaged" election and "unconstitutionally purged" #Georgia's voter rolls. gregpalast.com/stacey-abrams-…
The suit states #BrianKemp: “grossly mismanaged an election that deprived #Georgia citizens, and particularly citizens of color, of their fundamental right to vote.” gregpalast.com/stacey-abrams-…
The #FairFightGeorgia complaint charges that #BrianKemp: “unconstitutionally purged the rolls of nearly ten percent of #Georgia’s registered voters.” gregpalast.com/stacey-abrams-…
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Why did #StaceyAbrams have to end the fight over the #Georgia count? Because #BrianKemp not only planned his crime carefully — and make no mistake, knowingly preventing citizens from voting is a crime — #Kemp also had a brilliant “getaway” scheme... truthout.org/articles/what-…
I saw it firsthand in DeKalb County, #Georgia on #ElectionDay. I knew that some portion of the 340,134 voters our team revealed had been wrongly purged would attempt to vote anyway — as is their right under federal law. gregpalast.com/heres-how-bria…
Any American that signs a statement that he or she is a citizen and provides a local address has the right to vote “provisionally.”
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What We Must Do Now: #StaceyAbrams, #Georgia, and Something Extraordinary gregpalast.com/what-we-must-d…
Days ago, I received a call from #StaceyAbrams’ lead attorneys. Our investigative team had “gold,” as they put it, for litigating the #Georgia election. gregpalast.com/georgias-brian…
But I’m a journalist, not a campaign operative. I could only offer my reports and my affidavit filed in federal court in support of @CommonCauseGA's litigation against #BrianKemp. gregpalast.com/affidavit-3401…
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BREAKING: #StaceyAbrams says 'democracy failed' #Georgia as she ends bid for governor cnn.com/2018/11/16/pol…
Two days ago, #StaceyAbrams' legal team contacted us for our investigative reports and expertise. Because she was still a candidate at the time, I could only give her my public affidavit: gregpalast.com/affidavit-3401…
And we are proud she mentioned the heart-breaking case of 92-year-old Christine Jordan, purged from the rolls. gregpalast.com/92-year-old-ge… #StaceyAbrams #Georgia
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2018.

Georgia.

A white man STOLE an election from a black woman.

In plain sight.

#StaceyAbrams #BrianKemp
To everyone on the right questioning my assertion, it is outlandish that Kemp oversaw the election he was a candidate in, particularly with a series of voter suppression tactics targeting minorities.
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BREAKING: In an affidavit filed today in Federal District Court in Atlanta, I provided info that our team of experts uncovered in support of @CommonCauseGA’s case against Robyn Crittenden in her official capacity as #Georgia's Acting Secretary of State. gregpalast.com/affidavit-3401…
The evidence supplied by our team includes the names and addresses of 340,134 voters wrongly purged from #Georgia’s voter rolls, without notice, by #BrianKemp in 2016 and 2017 while he was Secretary of State and preparing his run for Governor. gregpalast.com/georgias-brian…
We also explain how the number of provisional ballots would have been higher, possibly by many multiples, except for poll workers and officials who refused purged voters provisional ballots, as was the case with Yasmin Bakhtiari. gregpalast.com/georgia-mass-p…
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“340,134” say the balloons hoisted by @BLMAtlanta at the state capital in reference to the number of #Georgia voters wrongly purged by #BrianKemp, as found by our experts. gregpalast.com/georgias-brian… Photo: Mary Hooks
It took my lawyer’s threat of a federal lawsuit, to prize the list of doomed voters from #Georgia Secretary of State, #BrianKemp’s hands. gregpalast.com/our-lawsuit-ag…
The files recorded 530,510 voters as moved from “inactive to cancelled.” We could not decode about 80,000 addresses — and discovered that 19,118 of the voters had passed away. gregpalast.com/georgias-brian…
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#Georgia Voter Purge Victim: “This Was a Strategy From Kemp” — my latest for @truthout truthout.org/articles/georg… #BrianKemp #Midterms2018 #StaceyAbrams #ElectionDay #VoterSuppression
Yasmin Bakhtiari was told she'd been purged by #BrianKemp because she hadn't voted in two election cycles. But the National Voter Registration Act is crystal clear: You cannot lose your vote for not voting. truthout.org/articles/georg… #Georgia #ElectionDay #VotingRights
This is why we’re suing #BrianKemp. Learn more about our lawsuit: gregpalast.com/our-lawsuit-ag… #Georgia #VoterSuppression #ElectionDay #VotingRights #Midterms2018 #ElectionFraud
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1. #BrianKemp should have resigned as Secretary of State before he purged half a million Georgians, before he told the counties not to even hand out provisional ballots to people he had wrongly purged. salon.com/2018/11/09/vet… #Georgia #ElectionDay #StaceyAbrams #Midterms2018
2. #BrianKemp should have resigned before he started enforcing a system of #ExactMatch and other gimmicks that have basically suppressed the votes by literally the hundreds of thousands. salon.com/2018/11/09/vet… #Georgia #StaceyAbrams #StopTheSteal
To now to just come up with a gimmick like putting one of his flunkies in charge, a political hack in charge to replace him, is hardly blessing the #Georgia election as fair and democratic. salon.com/2018/11/09/vet…
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"I'm Yasmin and I was blocked from voting for #StaceyAbrams.”

Yasmin Bakhtiari is just one of thousands of #Georgia voters who were purged by GOP Secretary of State #BrianKemp, without notice. gregpalast.com/92-year-old-ge… #ElectionDay #Midterms2018 #ElectionFraud
#Georgia voter Yasmin Bakhtiari was even blocked from casting a provisional ballot, despite waiting for over two hours in line and asking three times. In the end, she filed a complaint and left. #ElectionDay #Midterms2018 #ElectionFraud
This is why we’re suing #BrianKemp. As Secretary of State, he decided who was allowed to vote and which votes got counted—a clear conflict of interest while running against Abrams.

Learn more about our lawsuit: gregpalast.com/we-sued-brian-…

Support our work: palastinvestigativefund.org
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#MartinLutherKing’s Cousin Blocked by #BrianKemp from Casting a Ballot in #Georgia — Despite Voting in every Election for 50 Years gregpalast.com/martin-luther-… #ElectionDay #Midterms2018 #VoterSuppression
92-year-old Christine Jordan, who was blocked from voting in #Georgia by #BrianKemp, hangs with her granddaughter Jessica. Miss Christine, #MartinLutherKing’s cousin, talked about the family reunions with the Kings at her house. gregpalast.com/martin-luther-…
#Georgia's GOP Secretary of State, #BrianKemp, took away her right to vote exactly 50 years to the day since she cast her first ballot in Atlanta. To get back her vote, she is ready to sue #Kemp in federal court, "If someone will help me walk to the courthouse." Any volunteers?
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Count ALL the votes, including the provisional "placebo" ballots given to the voters #BrianKemp purged, and he loses. We are not leaving #Georgia. All flights cancelled—until ALL the votes are counted! Support our work by making a tax-deductible donation: palastinvestigativefund.org/?StopTheStealA…
And may I remind you, Mr. Kemp, you are scheduled to meet us in federal court in Atlanta. gregpalast.com/we-sued-brian-… #BrianKemp #Georgia #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud
And for those of you who think the work of our little team has no effect, just ask #KrisKobach who lost his bid for Governor of #Kansas last night.
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Sometimes I hate being right. This morning we said that purged voters’ provisional "placebo” ballots could decide the #Georgia governor's race: gregpalast.com/purged-voters-…

And today we spoke to two such GA voters who's been forced to vote on provisional ballots...

#ElectionNight
#PURGED: Christine Jordan, a 92-years old grandma who'd been voting in the same GA precinct since 1968: gregpalast.com/92-year-old-ge… #ElectionDay #ElectionNight #Midterms2018 #Georgia
#PURGED: Rahiem Shabazz, a filmmaker and fellow victim of Georgia’s Purgin’ General, Brian Kemp: gregpalast.com/back-of-the-bu… #ElectionDay #ElectionNight #Midterms2018 #Georgia
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This 92-year old #Georgia voter went to the polls only to find she’s one of #BrianKemp’s victims, purged from the voter rolls. This is why we’re suing Kemp: gregpalast.com/our-lawsuit-ag… #ElectionDay #Midterms2018
“She held civil rights meeting in her home... And today, to come out and not be able to vote, and no one can give you an expiation, it’s extremely emotional. And it bothers me, it bothers me to my core." #BrianKemp #ElectionDay #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud
92-year old Christine Jordan is just one of more than 340,134 Georgians #BrianKemp has purged from the voter rolls based on dead-wrong evidence they’d moved from the state or from their home county gregpalast.com/purged-voters-… #ElectionDay #Midterms2018
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Purged Voters’ “Provisional” Ballots Could Decide Georgia Governor Race — my latest report for @truthout truthout.org/articles/purge… #ElectionDay #BrianKemp #StaceyAbrams #Georgia #Midterms2018 #MidtermsMatter
You took one vote away, but #StaceyAbrams is going to get 10 more because I’m going to bring 10 more people out to vote.” — Rahiem Shabazz, an Atlanta filmmaker who found he'd been purged from #Georgia's voter rolls after finding his name on the purge list we published last month
Find out how the provisional "placebo” ballots given to purged #Georgia voters like Rahiem Shabazz could cost #StaceyAbrams the GA governor's race: gregpalast.com/purged-voters-… #ElectionDay #Midterms2018
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