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The mass removal of 183,000 #Ohio voters from the rolls is a clear violation of the National Voter Registration Act gregpalast.com/ohios-junk-mai… #NVRA #PurgeByPostcard
With attorney Robert Fitrakis of Columbus, #Ohio, and Jeanne Mirer of New York coordinating our national legal effort, we'll prove these removals are illegal as we did in #Georgia where our team is working with @StaceyAbrams@FairFightAction. gregpalast.com/suing-ohio-kan…
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Ah, the WashPo! Its headline says GOP “tried” to steal black #VotingRights. No, they succeeded!!! washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2… #NC09 #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaSpecialElection #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #StopTheSteal
Of course, the #JeffBezos House Organ cannot bring itself to say that these #JimCrow tricks stole #NC09. So, may this one time statistician and sometime journalist say, “they stole the 9th.” gregpalast.com/jim-crow-steal… #NorthCarolina
Hey, @WashingtonPost, we've fixed your headline:

The ‘Smoking Gun’ Proving North Carolina Republicans Disenfranchised Black Voters washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2…

You're welcome!
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Democrat #DanMcCready supposedly lost the special election in #NorthCarolina’s 9th Congressional District to Republican #DanBishop by less than 4,000 votes. However, racially biased #VoterSuppression schemes easily account for the GOP "victory" margin. gregpalast.com/jim-crow-steal…
Under the violently partisan Elections Board chief Kim Strach, #NorthCarolina targeted 561,693 voters based on the measurably racist and absurdly wrong #Crosscheck list created by the discredited #KrisKobach of Kansas. gregpalast.com/jim-crow-steal… #NorthCarolinaSpecialElection
The vote scam, which I exposed for @RollingStone and Al Jazeera, showed that well over 100,000 voters were wrongly purged for supposedly being registered or voting in two states. rollingstone.com/politics/polit… #NorthCarolinaSpecialElection
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Tell us again why we can't have #Reparations2020 as heirs, & lets not forget the fact that #ADOS cont to suffer our legacy of slavery right on through to present day #JimCrow? Jewish heirs are receiving settlements although they never suffered a Holocaust
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RACISM, NOT ABORTION , was the founding issue of the religious right

“... before Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, the biggest white evangelical group in America, the Southern Baptist Convention, supported its legalization.”

#AbortionIsMurder

bostonglobe.com/opinion/2018/0…?
“The rise of the religious right is usually credited to abortion activism, but few evangelicals cared about the subject in the 70’s. The Southern Baptist Convention expressed support for laws liberalizing abortion access in 1971.”

— Chris Ladd
“Criswell (two-term elected [racist] president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1968 to 1970.) himself expressed support for the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe, taking the traditional theological position that life began at birth, not conception.”

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If this continues to go as it’s going now, Georgia needs to protest, and citizens from other states need to join with them. This is Jim Crow voting equipment!
The system Kemp is forcing through puts your vote into an unverifiable barcode. The only portion of the so-called paper ballot counted as your vote is the freaking barcode that voters can’t read. DO YOU UNDERSTAND NOW? #JimCrow #StatesRights #ShameOnAmerica
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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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The WWC voted for Trump b/c allegedly they were “economically anxious” and though the GOP’s done nothing but divest from their communities for the last 2 years they’re feverishly in support of government spending on a racist, futile border wall. Cue LBJ.
Note the lack of outrage from rural/WWC Republican voters who depend on the dwindling social safety net to survive and are barely hanging on in Trump’s economy while their “representatives” literally throw away billions of dollars on a fucking wall. #SouthernStrategy101
Trump administration considers rollback of anti-discrimination rules washingtonpost.com/local/educatio… #JimCrow #SouthernStrategy101
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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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#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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As usual, the @WashingtonPost story fails to mention that the named victims of the #NorthCarolina vote heist are Black. Because polite newspapers don’t mention race and the return of #JimCrow. washingtonpost.com/politics/certi…
BTW: "Ballot harvesting" is an old trick: posing as an official to gather opponents’ ballots, then tossing them in the garbage. huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/north-ca… #MarkHarris #DanMcCready #NorthCarolina #ElectionFraud
It is a variant of the "push polling" trick used against #MikeEspy in #Mississippi: telling Espy voters their preference has been recorded and therefore they don’t have to vote, as reported by our team here: gregpalast.com/mississippi-mi… #MississippiRunoff
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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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To .@BenSasse: You say you are a Jesus follower/historian. Yet you are erasing from historical memory the genocide of Native Americans, enslavement and rape of Africans, Chinese laborers separated from their families and the sex trafficked women brought here to “comfort” them...
Yes, @BenSasse, You say you are a Jesus Follower/historian, but your whitewashed history plows over the dehumanizing violence inflicted upon racialized Mexican Americans and terrorized LGBTQ people and women your party refuses to guarantee equal rights and protection of law...
And, .@BenSasse, You say you are a Jesus Follower/historian? Then why are you SILENT abt VIOLENCE being done to VOTERS OF COLOR, made in #imageofGod/called by GOD to help steward the world?! GOP leaders are BLOCKING their own CITIZENS frm exercising most basic stewardship—VOTING.
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Remember how boycotts on North Carolina and Indiana got them to change their policies on LGBT rights?
How about boycotting Georgia if it succeeds in racist voter disenfranchisement?
#TheNewJimCrow
reuters.com/article/us-nor…
Here are some major companies with headquarters in Georgia.
Boycott them if they don't speak out against targeted black disenfranchisement:
The Home Depot
United Parcel Service Inc.
Delta Air Lines
The Coca-Cola Company
Aflac Inc.
Genuine Parts Co.
WestRock
SunTrust Banks Inc.
@CocaColaCo, @Delta @UPS @Aflac @HomeDepot:
Are you going to tolerate racist disenfranchisement in Georgia, the state of your corporate headquarters?
You have a chance to do the right thing. Speak up.
#Boycott #JimCrow
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#RubyBridges was the subject of this iconic painting by #NormanRockwell, "The Problem We All Live With," which memorialized her integrating the William Franz elementary school in New Orleans.

She turned 64 Saturday.

That's how close we are to #JimCrow.
#RubyBridges was six when US Marshals flanked her as she became the first black child to enter the all-white school.

Six.

Like Christopher Robin in House at Pooh Corner, if you need perspective on how small six is.

Today she is 64.

What a hero.
My parents were Civil Rights workers. My father was a Freedom Rider.

What #RubyBridges did seems so long ago, but she is nearly a decade younger than POTUS and because of Trump, #racism is nearly as central an issue as it was when Bridges made history.

We cannot go back.
#VOTE
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Though officials backed down and didn't go through with a proposal to close 7 out of the 9 polling places in the majority Black #RandolphCounty, I warned you not to celebrate victory against #JimCrow poll closures in #Georgia. edition.cnn.com/2018/08/24/us/…
"County election officials have closed 214 precincts across the state since 2012," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "That figure means nearly 8 percent of the state’s polling places... have shut their doors over the past six years." politics.myajc.com/news/state--re… #Georgia
I reported on these poll closures in #Georgia for @DemocracyNow in 2017. Glad to see the AJC is finally catching up! gregpalast.com/democracy-now-…
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The American voting system is busted. Shattered. They’re trying to take away your vote by saying you’re not a citizen, by saying you voted in another state, by giving you provisional ballots for some cockamamie reason, by purging you from the voter rolls vimeo.com/269063461
These obstacles are put in the way of mostly voters of color — that’s the real issue. We have an apartheid election system in the US. And I’m very concerned that some groups and politicians talk about #VoteSuppression but avoid the issue of race. facebook.com/notes/greg-pal…
Q: Do you think that's out of fear, obliviousness, or something more sinister?

A: The Democratic Party was the party of #JimCrow. It’s in its DNA. If everyone got to vote, the party’s elite would be out on its ass — right, Bernie?

facebook.com/notes/greg-pal…

#AskGregAQuestion
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Vote “#Caging” Gets legal? RNC Asks Court To Lift Consent Decree That Blocked #JimCrow Voter Purge Scam gregpalast.com/caging-gets-le… #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #Resist
Here’s an excerpt from a memo filed on November 5th, 2016 by the presiding US District Judge, John Michael Vazquez, which provides some background on the case electionlawblog.org/wp-content/upl… #Resist #Caging #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud
The Decree was modified and extended twice, in 1987 and 2009, but it's set to expire on December 17, 2017 — unless, as per Vazquez’s memo, “the DNC proved in the interim that the RNC violated the Decree, in which case the Decree would be extended an additional eight years.”
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#Trump was not elected president because he did not win the electoral vote via @RealTimBlack #TimBlackShow #Resist
#Trump used the same trick as George W did in Florida. By removing voters of color in 28 states, Trump supposedly won the electoral college.
#Trump is not our legitimate president, rather he's the Commander-in-Thief! via @RealTimBlack #TimBlackShow #Resist
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