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Greg Palast’s investigative reports appear in Rolling Stone, the Guardian and on BBC Television. His latest film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, on how Donald Trump stole the 2016 election, is available on Amazon. Palast is Patron of the Trinity College Philosophical Society, an honor previously held by Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde.
Palast turned his skills to journalism after two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud and racketeering. Palast's reports appear on BBC's Newsnight and in Britain's Guardian, Rolling Stone and Harper's.
Palast is best known as the investigative reported who uncovered how Katherine Harris purged thousands of African-Americans from Florida's voter rolls in the 2000 Presidential Election.
Palast directed the US government's largest racketeering case in history--winning a $4.3 billion jury award. He also conducted the investigation of the Exxon Valdez on behalf of the Alaskan Natives.
Palast is recipient of the George Orwell Courage in Journalism Prize for his BBC television documentary, Bush Family Fortunes.
Greg Palast's newest book, Vultures' Picnic will be released by Penguin Books in November of 2011. Find out more info at VulturesPicnic.org
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Georgia, do I really have to sue you again?
The Palast Investigative Fund wrote a letter to the Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger demanding he obtain the list of over 198,000 voters he and his predecessor, Brian Kemp, wrongly purged from the voter rolls -- and return these voters to the registration rolls before the election.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Greg Palast: Wisconsin "movers" didn't move
On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court may choose our president. That is, justices will hear arguments in a lawsuit that would force the state to remove 129,000 people from the voter rolls on grounds they'd moved from their registration addresses.
SHARE Saturday, August 29, 2020 Why didn't the Justice Dept indict Kobach as well as Bannon?
The wire transfers of $250,000 and $100,000 that Steve Bannon and Brian Kolfage were indicted for would have to be approved by the We Build the Wall foundation's general counsel Kris Kobach, who used the non-profit's donor list to raise money for his Senate run, normally a felony crime.
SHARE Sunday, August 16, 2020 How Safe is Vote by Mail?
the Post Office has imploded with mail-in balloting that we've had before. So this is a huge, huge problem
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, July 27, 2020 Ballot Condom for Safe Voting
Protect the health of your democracy during this epidemic of stupidity, meanness, and misinformation. Follow these simple instructions
SHARE Sunday, April 26, 2020 We Won't Lift the Quarantine on Kemp
Gov. Brian Kemp has decided to "open up" Georgia, extending a nice, warm Georgia welcome to the coronavirus. Even Fox News pundits are rolling their eyes and Trump, finger in the wind, turned on Kemp.
SHARE Sunday, April 19, 2020 Vote-by-Mail Could Cost Dems the Election
Unless America radically changes the way we send, receive and count mail-in ballots, the massive switch to postal voting, and the mountain of uncounted minority votes it will generate, could lead to Trump's re-election -- no matter the will of the voters.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 9, 2020 Bernie lost 553,000 Votes to California Dem Party Rules
In February, California mailed 3.7 million primary ballots that, to the astonishment of many who received them, excluded the presidential candidates. These ballots do have candidates for all other primary races, including for Congress, but not the race for president"
SHARE Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Disenfranchisement by Postcard
Greg Palast explains that California's rules allow the 5 million voters who register independent to vote in the Democratic primary. These are the young, progressive people who are Bernie's natural base. Listen to the tricks the party has used to trick them into not voting.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 7, 2019 End PG&E's Reign of Error With a Hostile Takeover
The only thing more dangerous than leaving PG&E in the hands of its current mis-managers is the proposal to give control of PG&E to the financier known as "The Vulture," Paul Elliott Singer of Elliott Management.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, October 4, 2019 The Las Vegas Shooter, Two Years Later
Just like veterans of the Vietnam War who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder even after five decades, so too losers of the class war can be driven mad by a PTSD that lingers, that gnaws away their whole lives.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Trump may name Kris Kobach new immigration czar
The real danger in this "Immigration Czar" appointment: Kobach could organize the purge of young voters and voters of color by the hundreds of thousands just before the 2020 election. For all his antics, don't underestimate Kobach, a graduate of Harvard, Yale and Oxford. The wily lawyer and political hit-man knows that the lawsuits by voter victims wouldn't bite until after the steal of the 2020 election.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Look what Santa Brought from Georgia
Now that Brian Kemp is no longer Secretary of State of Georgia, his office has informed The Palast Investigative Fund attorneys that they are throwing in the towel in the Palast and Butler v. Kemp suit we filed in Atlanta Federal Court in October.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 15, 2018 Bush Sr. Made a Killing -- 50 Miners Buried Alive
While pundits are falling all over themselves spewing about the "civility" of the patrician George H. W. Bush, l must honor the memory of those 50 men who were buried alive in a gold field in Africa so Bush Sr. could cash in.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 1, 2018 How Brian Kemp Illegally STOLE The Georgia Election
Abrams was prepared to fight over the provisional ballots. She even got a judge to say count them -- but you can't count provisional ballots which were never handed out. It was a pure steal. And the trick that Kemp used to bleach the voter rolls whiter than white was used by the GOP nationwide. And this is the practice for 2020 -- unless we put a stop to it.