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Black Press Livestream Events To Tell Important Election Truths

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President Trump longs for a North Korea-style military parade. He tells supporters to vote twice -- by mail and in-person. He also warns repeatedly that Democrats -- get that -- Democrats -- will rig the election, even as his Postmaster General removes mail-sorting machines ahead of the November election, when voters fearful of COVID-19 will vote-by-mail.

Tired of looking upside down and sideways at Trump's truth? Then check out a four-night livestream event sponsored by members of what is commonly called The Black Press. It runs from Sept. 8 through Sept. 11, starting at 8 p.m.

The event, 2-Minute Warning, is hosted by Perry Busby and the publisher of The Westside Gazette newspaper in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. The National Newspaper Publishers Association is adding its weight to the cause of protecting the vote and educating voters.

You can register at: Click Here

Nationally-recognized journalists and election integrity experts will appear to provide information and answer questions.

This is how Busby introduced his guests in a recent email:

Kicking off the series is journalist and election-integrity advocate, Jennifer Cohn. Cohn's cutting-edge articles about our nation's insecure computerized elections have appeared in the New York Review of Books, WhoWhatWhy, TYT Investigates, The Brad Blog, and Salon. Cohn's recent WhoWhatWhy article, Touchscreen Voting Machines and the Vanishing Black Votes, takes an insightful look at the key roles electronic voting machines and ballot-marking devices play in determining the outcome of an election.

Bennie Smith is a software developer and data analyst consultant. He also serves an Election Commissioner in Shelby County (Memphis, TN). In 2015, Smith's work in gathering and analyzing results after a local election led to the discovery that ballot totals in four predominantly African-American precincts were being undercounted by as much as forty percent. Bloomberg Businessweek highlighted Smith and his discovery in a 2016 article, The Computer Voting Revolution Is Already Crappy, Buggy, and Obsolete.

Emily Levy is the Founder and Director of Scrutineers Community, an online community that offers training for voters and poll workers. It is the place where volunteers, activists, and seasoned election experts come together to protect the US elections from interference, discrimination, and errors in 2020 and beyond.

Rounding out the series is award-winning investigative reporter and documentarian Greg Palast. Greg's work has appeared in The Guardian, Rolling Stone and BBC. Palast is also a four-time New York Times best-selling author; his latest book, How Trump Stole 2020, was released this past July.

In 2016, Palast released a full-length feature documentary called The Best Democracy That Money Can Buy (from his 2002 book with the same name) that focuses on voter suppression including the theft of the 2016 election based on his investigations. He leads a team of 15 investigators that operate through his Palast Investigative Fund; recently hired by Stacey Abrams' organization Fair Fight to provide the expert analysis of the 16.7 million voters purged from the nation's voter rolls in the last two years

Register to join the livestream if you want to get information or ask questions. The truth is out there, and it is not the truth that Trump sells from his presidential Bully Pulpit.

 

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