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The Department of Justice has finally taken on True the Vote, the right-wing group behind the wrongful challenge of hundreds of thousands of legal Georgia voters.

True the Vote's challenges were the subject of our film Vigilante. Stream it for FREE: VigilanteMovie.com
I know what you’re thinking: Why did Justice sue two weeks AFTER the #GeorgiaRunoff election?

Luckily, the film and our related reports got out in Georgia before the election. gregpalast.com/dept-of-justic…
We held special voter impact showings from Coffee County to Gwinnett to Valdosta. Crucially, we confronted and exposed True the Vote’s agents, every one a Republican official, scaring them away from further challenges.
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The Wall Street Journal has just endorsed Governor #BrianKemp for president. And the New York Times has also virtually endorsed Kemp as the proper nominee for the Republican Party. This is the guy who created and signed #SB202, or as the NAACP calls it, Jim Crow 2.0!
Today, on the runoff ballot, it's not between Warnock and #HerschelWalker. The real race is between Senator Reverend #RaphaelWarnock and Jim Crow. gregpalast.com/mail-in-ballot…
And that's Governor #BrianKemp, the star of our film, Vigilante: #Georgia's Vote Suppression Hitman — narrated by @rosariodawson. gregpalast.com/vigilante-free…
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I'm in Douglas, Georgia, an hour and a half from nowhere, where you are greeted with Confederate flags at the town entrance. I’m here for Olivia Pearson, the first Black city commissioner.
Olivia Pearson was arrested by #BrianKemp for supposed vote interference, that is, helping disabled voters. Even a white jury threw it out in minutes.
That is why Olivia Pearson is sponsoring the local showing of Vigilante here at the Gaines Chapel AME Church in Douglas, Georgia. #gapol Image
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Olivia Pearson was the first African-American to serve as Commissioner of Douglas, GA. When #BrianKemp became #Georgia’s Sec of State, he falsely charged her with vote tampering, a felony crime which meant she was threatened with 5-years in prison. gregpalast.com/marching-vigil…
Olivia Pearson was acquitted, of course, but Black turn-out dropped as voters were not unreasonably fearful of the new Jim Crow laws. Meanwhile the episode earned #BrianKemp the designation by the NYTimes as the “pioneer of present day #VoterSuppression.” gregpalast.com/marching-vigil…
"The young lady that I was with... she told me, Miss Olivia, I don't even want to vote after all of this. I don't want to vote anymore. I don't want to do it. And I had to beg her and explain to her that that's what they're doing it for." – Olivia Pearson gregpalast.com/marching-vigil…
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#BrianKemp ordered the arrest of the first African-Americans elected to the Quitman school board – whom he charged with the felony crime of ballot stuffing! The #Quitman10 were paraded before cameras in handcuffs and orange suits, like they were terrorists in Guantanamo. #gapol
All charges were dropped — eventually — but not until one school board member, Latashia Head, who suffered from lupus, died. Her father said the cause was “stress brought about by Brian P. Kemp.” gregpalast.com/marching-vigil… Image
In our film, Vigilante, we talk to local journalist George Rhynes, who extensively covered Kemp's persecution of the #Quitman10. Ahead of the #GeorgiaRunoff elections on Dec 6, Rhynes wants to hold a showing of our film in Quitman, but he needs your help. gregpalast.com/georgia-screen… Image
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Under a new law, #SB202, signed by #Georgia Gov. #BrianKemp last year, self-appointed vigilante vote fraud hunters have, for the first time, the right to challenge an unlimited number of other voters truthout.org/articles/georg…
Maj. Gamaliel Turner—assigned by the Pentagon to a base in California—was one of the voters who had his vote challenged by a self-appointed vigilante. The man who challenged Turner, Alton Russell, successfully blocked 4,000 other voters in Columbus, GA.
So far, the 159 counties in #Georgia have sent the Palast Investigative Fund a breathtaking 149,168 challenges filed against voters.

You can search the 2022 Georgia Voter Challenge List on this website we created. #SaveMyVote2022

savemyvote2022.org
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Let me break the bad news: Absentee ballots voted in #Georgia have PLUNGED by A MILLION VOTES — from 1.2 million just before the 2020 election to a paltry 0.2 million — an 83% drop. #gapol #Midterms gregpalast.com/bad-news-vote-…
Why? Because under Gov. #BrianKemp’s new law #SB202, mail-in balloting has become insanely difficult, requiring enclosing an ID. And he’s shuttered every absentee drop box except during early polling hours — and all drop boxes are locked in offices! gregpalast.com/bad-news-vote-…
As one elections official told me on condition of anonymity, while in-person #ElectionDay voting could rise, it’s just not going to get close to the number of voters — overwhelmingly Democrats — who lost their right to vote by mail.
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Georgia Governor #BrianKemp does not want you to know that it was his family that first brought enslaved Africans to Georgia
The original settlers in #Georgia had outlawed slavery until James Habersham — #BrianKemp’s ancestor — won a bloody battle to bring humans in chains to his plantations. gregpalast.com/governor-kemps… Image
Habersham’s reward for bringing the slave system to Georgia? He was appointed acting Governor under King George II. So #BrianKemp can claim a governing dynasty going back nearly three centuries. gregpalast.com/governor-kemps…
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"I think the way that you juxtaposed the actual people who were victims with the people who were the perpetrators of this voter suppression was nothing short of brilliant." - @CkHoffler, #CiviRights attorney to @RevJJackson & @RPCoalition, on Vigilante gregpalast.com/ck-hoffler-we-…
"And then...to have the country understand the history of #BrianKemp and his family, being the family who brought slavery to the state of #Georgia… it was also something that was masterfully done." - @CkHoffler on Vigilante gregpalast.com/ck-hoffler-we-…
"I think everyone needs to see this movie. It’s not just about #Georgia, but it’s relevant to what’s happening in this country today." - @CkHoffler discusses Palast's new movie, Vigilante: Georgia's Vote Suppression Hitman, on @KPFARadio gregpalast.podbean.com/e/georgia-voti…
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In November, you not only have the rematch between Stacey Abrams & Brian kemp for Governor, but Sen. Rev. Warnock's running for reelection against Herschel Walker, the big football hero. We have a 50/50 Senate, so there’s a lot at stake. via @FacepalmUSA
gregpalast.com/brian-kemp-wil…
If the public says no more Warnock, or we don’t want Stacey, I have no problem with that. I’m kind of a fan of democracy, of counting the votes. The problem in Georgia is that they are at the cutting edge of what we politely call “vote suppression”. gregpalast.com/its-jim-crow-2…
The only reason #BrianKemp is Governor is that he removed over half a million people from the voter rolls before he ran against #StaceyAbrams four years ago. truthout.org/articles/gops-…
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Why is #Georgia Governor #BrianKemp playing hide and seek with the Atlanta grand jury investigating whether Trump and associates attempted to tamper with the 2020 election results? Why is Kemp resisting the subpoena? gregpalast.com/kemp-resists-g…
Kemp’s resistance to testifying seems all the more odd because Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has bent over backwards to accommodate the skittish pol, agreeing he could appear by video — she was even going to let his attorney sit in with him!
It’s always dangerous to speculate on what’s going on in #BrianKemp’s brain, but let me suggest that he knows his benign status as mere “witness” may quickly change to something far more serious. gregpalast.com/kemp-resists-g…
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📽️Vigilantes: Georgia’s #VoteSuppression Hitmen

Our team bust the most brazen, racist attack on #VotingRights yet — engineered by #Georgia’s Brian Kemp to ensure victory in his rematch with Stacey Abrams gregpalast.com/vigilantes-geo…

For release, Fall 2022.
Featuring @MsLaToshaBrown, co-founder of @BlackVotersMtr — and a host of Confederate “reenactors” waiting for next insurrection — our film busts open the secret source of #BrianKemp’s ancestral wealth and power: slavery. gregpalast.com/vigilantes-geo…
#BrianKemp has kept his history of privilege and political fixes well hidden — including the long history of exploitation by his family aimed at both enchained Blacks and politically helpless poor whites.
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“There’s only two things that matter, the 3 November movement, what happened on the third of November, and then what happened in the Wuhan lab.

You get to the bottom of those two, everything else takes care of itself.” #SteveBannon (full text follows)
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On Monday, our lawyers wrote a letter to the #Georgia Secretary of State, #BradRaffensperger, demanding he restore over 198,000 voters that he and his predecessor, #BrianKemp, wrongly purged from the voter rolls by erroneously claiming they'd moved. gregpalast.com/georgia-do-i-r…
We're going to make this easy for Raffensperger. Our non-partisan not-for-profit fund will arrange for the Postal Service’s official licensee, Merkle Inc., to contract with the Secretary of State's office to obtain the correct list of those who’ve moved. gregpalast.com/wp-content/upl…
We will also provide the massive deep files of the nation’s leading “address hygiene” experts. All this can be done in a matter of hours — if Raffensperger is sincere about wanting to reverse this wrong against voters. #SaveMyVote2020 gregpalast.com/aclu-releases-…
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#BrianKemp bleached the rolls whiter than white, removing over half a million voters. 1 in 8 voters in #Georgia was flushed off the voter rolls. But the vote-rigging Kemp was involved in is not limited to Georgia... gregpalast.com/palast-scores-… #VanishingVoters
#BrianKemp was in a conspiracy, and I use that word very carefully, with #KrisKobach, the white supremacist former Secretary of State of Kansas who's Trump’s Vote-Thief-in-Chief. risingupwithsonali.com/2020/02/11/geo…
#BrianKemp worked with #KrisKobach not only to purge voters in #Georgia, but using Kobach's Interstate #Crosscheck system they targeted 7 million voters of color in 30 states. vimeo.com/390830177 #VanishingVoters
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#BrianKemp bleached the rolls whiter than white, removing over half a million voters from the rolls in #Georgia before the 2018 gubernatorial race against #StaceyAbrams — who was the first African American woman to run for Governor in the U.S. blavity.com/gov-brian-kemp…
But Kemp's racist vote-purging tricks go way beyond Georgia. He worked with #KrisKobach, Trump's Vote-Thief-in-Chief, who used the #InterstateCrosscheck voter purge list generated by Kemp in Georgia to target voters of color in 30 states. gregpalast.com/kemp-loses-vot…
That's what flipped #Michigan to Trump and helped steal the presidency in 2016. And it'll happen again in 2020, unless we're able to expose and stop the GOP's election-stealing tricks. rollingstone.com/politics/polit…
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I have the absolute proof that #BrianKemp stole the 2018 election from #StaceyAbrams — America's first major party African-American female gubernatorial nominee — by illegally removing 340,134 voters from #Georgia's rolls. freespeech.org/stories/voter-…
We sued #BrianKemp to get his secret #Crosscheck voter purge lists and last week a federal judge agreed that the purge lists we're requesting are subject to the public disclosure provisions of the National Voter Registration Act. gregpalast.com/judge-rules-ag…
We want to get our hands on these racially-biased-by-design #Crosscheck purge lists because this story goes way beyond #Georgia and the gubernatorial race.
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This is a BIG win, not just for me as a journalist, not just for Helen Butler, the Executive Director of the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples Agenda who is our co-plaintive in this case, but it's a big victory for voters nationwide. nytimes.com/aponline/2020/…
As @AP reports: U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross wrote in a Feb. 4 order that Palast and Butler "are entitled to access to the 2016 and 2017 Crosscheck lists.” news.yahoo.com/judge-rules-ag… #BrianKemp #InterstateCrosscheck #VoterPurge #Georgia #VanishingVoters
@AP These are the lists used to fix elections and eliminate voters of color. This case rips the cover off #BrianKemp and the state of #Georgia’s racially poisonous undermining of democracy. gregpalast.com/kemp-loses-vot…
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The court decision against #BrianKemp was a shocker. Our lawyers didn’t even ask for summary judgment — the Judge was fed up with Kemp’s lying and stonewalling.
But there's so many states left to go. I've just returned from #Wisconsin — the ultimate swing state — where I’ve gotten the inside info on the latest push to purge 247,000.
Unusually, #Wisconsin (led by new Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes) is resisting the removals — and requesting our deep data. The dark clouds are parting but the storm isn’t over. Donate to support our work: palastinvestigativefund.org/?StopThePurge2… #VanishingVoters #StopTheSteal
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BREAKING: In an extraordinary move, Judge Eleanor Ross has declared #BrianKemp the loser in a lawsuit brought by our team to compel the State of #Georgia to open up its complete files on the mass purge of over half a million voters from the rolls. gregpalast.com/kemp-loses-vot…
#BrianKemp and the new Secretary of State of #Georgia want to keep the lid on their methods for removing literally hundreds of thousands of low-income, young and minority voters on the basis of false information. They cannot hide any more. gregpalast.com/kemp-loses-vot…
This is a huge win and precedent for reporters trying to pry information from the hands of guilty officials. gregpalast.com/kemp-loses-vot… #BrianKemp #Georgia #VoterPurge #VanishingVoters
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We have databases with absolute proof that this purge is racist and illegal. @StaceyAbrams is covering the cost of our experts in #Georgia, where her organization, @FairFightAction is taking legal action using our evidence. news.yahoo.com/georgia-moving… #VanishingVoters
@staceyabrams @fairfightaction However, in #Wisconsin, a court decision is forcing a similar mass racist purge of 234,000 voters. It can be reversed. We are prepared to team up with WI Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes. courthousenews.com/wisconsin-elec… #VanishingVoters
@staceyabrams @fairfightaction But bluntly, we simply don’t have one penny to do this work. If you give a damn, here’s the link to make a tax-deductible donation: palastinvestigativefund.org/?StopThePurge2…

#VanishingVoters #Wisconsin #BrianKemp #Georgia #PurgeByPostcard #Election2016 #TrumpStoleIt #Election2020 #StopTheSteal
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#StaceyAbrams’ non-profit @FairFightAction has retained our team of experts to provide court testimony, based on our six years of investigation, in Fair Fight’s federal law suit to overturn #Georgia’s massive, racially biased purge of voters. gregpalast.com/stacey-abrams-…
@fairfightaction Our experts will testify that this new #JimCrow system not only fixed #Georgia's 2018 gubernatorial race between #StaceyAbrams and then GOP Secretary of Sate #BrianKemp — but has since gone all over the nation. gregpalast.com/stacey-abrams-… #VanishingVoters
@fairfightaction There are 20 states — mostly GOP-controlled — who are using the same #PurgeByPostcard system to remove voters from the rolls illegally. Please donate so we can expose it: palastinvestigativefund.org/?StopThePurge2… #VanishingVoters
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The Purged: The #VanishingVoters of Trump’s America gregpalast.com/stacey-abrams-…
In 2018, we uncovered 340,134 voters illegally removed from #Georgia’s voter rolls by Secretary of State #BrianKemp while he was running for Governor against Stacey Abrams. gregpalast.com/georgias-brian… #VanishingVoters
This was #BrianKemp’s secretive “cleansing” operation that won him the election over #StaceyAbrams, the first black woman in American history to run for governor. gregpalast.com/gops-brian-kem… #VanishingVoters
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In 2018, #StaceyAbrams lost by around 40,000 votes to #BrianKemp in the election for governor of #Georgia. Kemp was Secretary of State at the time and he quietly removed over half a million voters from the voter rolls. lawandcrime.com/civil-rights/s…
I sued #BrianKemp to get the names of the voters he'd #purged from the rolls. Turns out they were removed because they supposedly moved. But we found out that at least 340,134 had never, ever moved from their registration address, yet they lost their vote. gregpalast.com/georgias-brian…
We hired the top specialist in Address List Hygiene—a fancy term for people who track where every American lives. We looked at people who paid property tax in Atlanta, paid income tax in Georgia, people who were getting pizza deliveries on the morning of the election—in Georgia.
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