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Author of the NY Times bestsellers Armed Madhouse and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Palast's new book, How Trump Stole 2020, is out now!
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19 Sep
Trump let the cat out of the bag: he expects to invoke the 12th Amendment.

He said: “You think November 3 [decides the election]….at a certain point it goes to Congress.”

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Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Back in June, @joshfoxfilm and I discussed "The Nightmare Scenario" — that Trump can win via a constitutional coup d’état, by invoking the 12th Amendment.
Here’s how it could happen… GOPs vote in person, Dems by mail. The result? Election night count shows Trump landslide; exit polls show Trump landslide. As mail-in ballots reverse the race, Trump tweets "rigged!” Image
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11 Sep
In Oct 2019, the #Georgia Secretary of State published a list of 313,243 citizens purged from the state’s voter rolls on grounds they had moved from their registration address. Our experts determined that most of these purged voters did not move. gregpalast.com/are-you-on-the…
We found 198,351 #Georgia voters who supposedly moved from their registration addresses had not moved at all and were wrongly purged — a 63.3% error rate.

Read the report of our investigation, which the @ACLUofGA released last week: gregpalast.com/wp-content/upl… Image
Are you a victim of the Georgia purge?

Look up your name or those you know. If you are on this list, re-register NOW!!! The Oct 5 deadline is almost here.

AND SHARE THIS LINK WITH EVERY GEORGIA RESIDENT YOU KNOW!
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8 Sep
Our experts found that the State of Georgia wrongly removed 198,351 voters from the rolls during a purge conducted in 2019. And it's not just anyone that gets purged. Racial, income, age, and location bias is endemic to the process. gregpalast.com/aclu-releases-…
To learn more, read the report we prepared for the @ACLUofGA: gregpalast.com/wp-content/upl… #GeorgiaPurge #SaveMyVote2020 Image
Most victims of the #GeorgiaPurge will never know they've been removed from the voter rolls.

Find out if your name's on the list — before it's too late — at: SaveMyVote2020.org

If you're a Georgia voter who's been purged, you need to re-register by Oct 5.
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1 Sep
The concept of #Crosscheck was simple and, at first glance, quite reasonable: states would share their voter rolls with its chief, #KrisKobach, who would look for voters registered in two states and remove the duplicates. Who could argue with that? gregpalast.com/james-brown-vo…
The press praised #Crosscheck as a brilliant use of computers, and at its peak, 30 states joined the scheme. Almost all were Republican controlled, but some Democratic voting officials joined with enthusiasm. Who can defend fraudulent voters? gregpalast.com/james-brown-vo… Image
But this bothered me: On Kobach’s Crosscheck site, the number of potential double voters, by 2015, totaled 7,264,422. Seven million double voter suspects? (Or, as Kobach would have it it, 3.6 million Americans voting or registering twice.) gregpalast.com/james-brown-vo… Image
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18 Aug
22% of all mail-in ballots don’t get counted — that's according to an MIT study conducted before Trump took office. And the Post Office has always been a problem, even before a Forever Trumper was appointed as Postmaster General. gregpalast.com/we-can-bust-th…
Safest way to vote: Ask for an absentee ballot 2 months in advance. If it doesn’t arrive by October 15, pick it up at your county Board of Elections (Google yours), fill it out, and return it right there — and demand validation of your signature. gregpalast.com/we-can-bust-th…
In 2016 more than 141,000 ballots were rejected due to signature challenges. If you mail in your vote, make sure to follow your states insane rules — a witness for signatures is required in some states, most require first time absentee voters to include a copy of their ID.
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13 Aug
The Post Office nearly imploded with mail-in ballots in 2016; with the Forever Trumper as Postmaster General, mailing your ballot in 2020 is playing Russian Roulette with your vote. thehill.com/homenews/admin…
But, since voting in-person on Election Day can kill you, get your absentee ballot from your local county board of elections and return it there. Or, use drop boxes in states that have them. gregpalast.com/rush-to-vote-b…
Otherwise, ask for your ballot at least 8 weeks before election. In most states, you can take the mail-in ballot to an early polling station—and safely drop it off.
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13 Aug
The nasty little secret of American democracy is that we don't count all the votes. gregpalast.com/1913369-ballot…
We use fancy words — under vote, over vote, spoiled ballots — but in 2016 we literally took 1.9 million ballots that were cast and threw them in the electoral dumpster. gregpalast.com/1913369-ballot…
But it’s not just anyone’s vote that ends up in the garbage. The chance of your vote being disqualified, spoiled, not counted after you cast it is 900% higher if you're black than if you're white 900%. gregpalast.com/we-still-have-…
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8 Aug
22% of mail-in ballots never get counted — that's 1 in 5!!!

If we move to 80% mail-in voting, 25 million Americans could lose their vote.

How do we stop this? gregpalast.com/rush-to-vote-b…
Mail-in ballots are lost by the millions—especially the ballots of low-income young and minority voters, those folks often called, “Democrats.”

Just because I point out this inconvenient truth doesn’t mean I’m against mail-in balloting. Just the opposite.
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I want to make sure we get through the mail-in minefield alive: fix the system so everyone who wants an absentee ballot gets one—or, at a minimum, we train voters to vote absentee so that we are not defeated by the Jim Crow bias endemic to absentee voting. gregpalast.com/22-of-mail-in-…
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4 Aug
The Black vote in #Wisconsin statewide fell by a mind-blowing 24.5 percent between 2012 and 2016 when the state's new #VoterID law hit. gregpalast.com/wisconsin-eats… Image
Trump took #Wisconsin by a mere 22,000 votes out of 3 million cast in 2016. The loss of Black and student votes due to the ID law cost at minimum 61,274 votes, almost three times Trump’s plurality. gregpalast.com/wisconsin-eats… Image
And that estimate of the loss is low. I’ve left out the Latinx voters who are growing near to the size of the Black population. Any way you calculate it, the show-me-your-papers #VoterID tactic won #Wisconsin, not the voters. gregpalast.com/wisconsin-eats…
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3 Aug
While the rest of the nation had massive voter turnout in 2016, in parts of #Wisconsin, voting fell off a cliff. In Black-majority #Milwaukee, turnout plummeted from 66% to 56% of the voting-age population. gregpalast.com/wisconsin-eats…
University of Wisconsin professors Michael DeCrescenzo & Kenneth Mayer wanted to find out about the mysterious massive drop in turnout. They conducted an extraordinary survey, contacting thousands of non-voters directly, asking registrants why they did not, or could not, vote.
They discovered that 28,000 citizens in just two cities, Milwaukee and Madison, were blocked by Wisconsin's newly enacted ID requirement.

Take a look at this chart from the study. The ID law was three times as likely to block African Americans as whites. gregpalast.com/wisconsin-eats… Image
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2 Aug
While the rest of the US had massive voter turnout in 2016, in parts of #Wisconsin, voting fell off a cliff. Which parts? In Black-majority Milwaukee, turnout plummeted from 66 percent to 56 percent of the voting-age population. That’s strange... gregpalast.com/wisconsin-eats…
And #Wisconsin’s student vote evaporated. Nationwide, only two states recorded a drop in student voting. Wisconsin’s drop was breathtaking: In-precinct voting by students declined by a third, from 67 percent to 49 percent. gregpalast.com/wisconsin-eats…
They didn’t need to drag #Wisconsin’s lakes to find the missing students and Black voters. They were disappeared in plain sight by the Republican legislature under laws crafted by Wisconsin’s radical-right governor, Scott Walker. gregpalast.com/wisconsin-eats…
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1 Aug
Donald Trump’s 2016 #Wisconsin win was a shock to the Democratic Party — but then, the Democratic Party is always shocked. truthout.org/articles/voter…
#Wisconsin was supposed to be a safe state for Hillary Clinton. Democrats had crushed it seven elections in a row, helped by the massive vote from the famously progressive, activist University of Wisconsin student population. truthout.org/articles/voter…
But then, on Election Day 2016, a giant hunk of the student vote simply… vanished. And the Milwaukee Black vote also seemed to just… disappear.

And so, Trump took #Wisconsin by 22,000 votes out of 3 million cast. truthout.org/articles/voter…
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30 Jul
The REAL purpose of the threat to delay the election by our Twittiot-in-Chief is to lay the groundwork for massive challenges of mail-in ballots. gregpalast.com/1913369-ballot… Image
In 2016, officially, 1,913,369 ballots were challenged and thrown away. That’s how Trump stole 2016 and how he’ll steal 2020. gregpalast.com/1913369-ballot…
They will question your signature, the color of your ink — and if you put an "X" instead of filling in the little bubble, they’ll junk your ballot.

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28 Jul
In Michigan, you vote on paper ballots — which you shove into a scanner to get counted. But a funny thing happened in Detroit in 2016: 87 machines broke down, they could not read the ballots... gregpalast.com/1913369-ballot…
In Detroit, I met with an information specialist who told me his precinct’s scanner was already busted when he arrived at the opening of voting at 7 a.m. gregpalast.com/1913369-ballot…
The scanner was finally fixed at 9:30 a.m. He stayed and saw that those ballots cast during the morning vote rush, while the machine was broken, were never run through the scanner, never recorded. gregpalast.com/1913369-ballot…
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27 Jul
Several of our knowledgeable, sharp-eyed readers have noted that, four weeks ago, after my book, How Trump Stole 2020, went to press, #Minnesota’s Democratic Secretary of State waived the state’s mail-in ballot witness requirement. minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/06/17/aft…
A federal judge has already questioned his authority to do so, and based on the Supreme Court ruling on a similar change in #Alabama, the Minnesota ruling is in danger. montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/202…
This is a repeat of what happened in #Wisconsin when the governor removed the witness requirement, was overturned by the courts, and many lost their vote because they didn’t have that witness signature. politico.com/news/2020/04/0… Image
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26 Jul
In 2016, Donald Trump "won" Michigan by 10,704 votes. Officially.

Here’s what you don’t know: 75,355 ballots were never counted.

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That’s official, too. Just “spoilage,” that is, ballots that were, for some technical reason, untallied. gregpalast.com/1913369-ballot…
Not just anyone’s vote gets “spoiled.” In Michigan, in 2016, most of these vanished votes were cast in Detroit — where only one in ten city residents are white. Motown. Not exactly Trump-ville. gregpalast.com/1913369-ballot…
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25 Jul
It’s official: 1,913,369 ballots were cast but never counted in the 2016 presidential race. That’s from the US Elections Assistance Commission. gregpalast.com/1913369-ballot…
And not just anyone’s ballot gets tossed into the electoral dumpster. The US Civil Rights Commission took a look at #Florida’s throw-away pile and calculated that your chance of having your vote simply go uncounted, “spoiled,” is 900% higher if you're Black than if you're white.
Trump’s call for an army of 50,000 vigilantes is laughable: some schmuck in a Hawaiian shirt and MAGA cap won’t scare off voters of color. But 50,000 challengers, challenging every single ballot for Biden — that could succeed. gregpalast.com/1913369-ballot…
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20 Jul
Mail-in ballots are lost by the millions—especially the ballots of low-income young and minority voters, those folks often called, “Democrats.” gregpalast.com/22-of-mail-in-…
The seminal MIT study, Losing Votes by Mail, warns that 22% – more than one in five ballots – never get counted. gregpalast.com/rush-to-vote-b…
Just because I point out this inconvenient truth doesn’t mean I’m against mail-in balloting. Just the opposite: I want to make sure we get through the mail-in minefield alive: fix the system so everyone who wants an absentee ballot gets one. gregpalast.com/22-of-mail-in-…
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18 Jul
#MaryTrump’s book tells you how little Donald was a whiny grifter even as a toddler. That’s history. This is now… gregpalast.com/mary-trump-won…
My new book, How Trump Stole 2020, tells you how Trump’s minions have already erased 16.7 million from the voter rolls (guess their color)—but most important, I show you how to reverse the Jim Crow op— and make sure your vote counts. amazon.com/Trump-Stole-20…
If you get the book today before 9pm PT, we have a crack at the NYT list — we're already #50 on the Barnes & Noble bestseller list! barnesandnoble.com/w/how-trump-st… Image
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18 Jul
Mary Trump’s book tells you how little Donald was a whiny grifter even as a toddler. That’s history. This is now... gregpalast.com/mary-trump-won…
My new book, How Trump Stole 2020, tells you how Trump’s minions have already erased 16.7 million from the voter rolls (guess their color)—but most important, I show you how to reverse the Jim Crow op— and make sure your vote counts. amazon.com/Trump-Stole-20…
If you get the book today before 9pm ET, we have a crack at the NYT list: amazon.com/Trump-Stole-20…
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16 Jul
BREAKING: Supreme Court deals blow to felons in #Florida seeking to regain the right to vote washingtonpost.com/politics/supre…
As the BBC TV reporter who first broke the #Florida faux felon story back in 2000, I can tell you that the Supreme Court’s decision May have just reelected Donald Trump. gregpalast.com/the-great-flor… ImageImage
The court is requiring voters to pay their old fines and court fees, but I can tell you as an investigator, it’s almost impossible to even find those records. #Florida’s records are a mess, and they (ie. Katherine Harris' GOP successors) like it like that.
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