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Investigative journalist & author of the NY Times bestsellers Armed Madhouse + The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Catch his films and reports at: https://t.co/nEkcP00glX
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Oct 9, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
My lawyer had to threaten #Georgia Secretary of State #BrianKemp with a lawsuit to force him to turn over the names of over half a million voters whose citizenship rights he quietly extinguished. gregpalast.com/gops-brian-kem… My database expert went through #BrianKemp's #Georgia Purge List name by name and found:

1 Thousands who supposedly left the state but remain in Georgia
2 Thousands who moved from one end of town to another
3 Someone who moved from one apartment to another in the same building
Oct 9, 2018 5 tweets 5 min read
There’s voter registration deadlines TODAY in 18 states:

AZ, AK, FL, GA, HI*, IL*, IN, KY, LA*, MI, MS, NV*, NM, OH, PA, TN, TX, UT*

If you haven’t checked your registration yet, do so NOW at vote.org

*For more on deadlines visit: nytimes.com/2018/10/06/us/… Don’t assume you’re OK because you’ve not moved and have voted in the same place for years. States have been conducting deep purges, and many perfectly valid voter registrations have disappeared — often without notice. rollingstone.com/politics/polit…
Oct 4, 2018 4 tweets 5 min read
Rather than face me in court, #Georgia Secretary of State #BrianKemp coughed up the first and last names and addresses of every one of the 591,000 voters he purged from the rolls in 2017. Notably, however, he left out the voter’s middle names. How curious. gregpalast.com/why-i-am-suing… #BrianKemp also refused — despite the requirements of transparency in the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 — to state in detail WHY he’s purged each of the monstrously large number of #Georgia voters. gregpalast.com/why-i-am-suing… #StopTheSteal
Oct 1, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
BREAKING: In response to my threat of a federal law suit, #Georgia Secretary of State #BrianKemp has coughed up the names and addresses of every one of the 591,000 voters he deleted from the rolls in 2017. gregpalast.com/have-you-been-… #Crosscheck #VoterSuppression #StopTheSteal Have you been purged?

#Georgia voters, look up your name NOW:
gregpalast.com/georgia-voter-…

The October 9 deadline to re-register is almost here!!!

#Georgia #VoterSuppression #StopTheSteal
Sep 23, 2018 7 tweets 6 min read
#Florida study finds "mail ballots were 10 times more likely to be rejected than votes cast at early #voting sites or on #election day" and "ballots cast by youngest voters, blacks and Hispanics were much more likely to be rejected."

DON'T GO POSTAL!!!

miamiherald.com/news/politics-… Around a third of Americans mail in their ballot — boy is that dangerous. There’s a million ways to not count your mail-in ballot. gregpalast.com/have-you-check…
DON'T GO POSTAL—OR I'LL BE TEMPTED TO GO POSTAL ON YOU!!!
#Florida #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #Election2018
Sep 17, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
We have a massive non-count of votes in America. Over one million ballots nationwide — in any election — are never counted. They are disqualified for cockamamie technical reasons. gregpalast.com/have-you-check… I’m not talking about some guy with machines changing a vote from Democrat to Republican on a computer. I’m talking about if you mail in your ballot, they can challenge it and toss it. gregpalast.com/have-you-check… #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #StopTheSteal
Sep 17, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
5 TIPS TO MAKE SURE YOUR #VOTE COUNTS
gregpalast.com/have-you-check…
#VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #StopTheSteal #1. Go to your Secretary of State’s website and check your voter registration rockthevote.org/voting-informa…
Sep 2, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
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
Aug 30, 2018 15 tweets 14 min read
I’m suing Trump’s “Purge’n General” #KrisKobach.

@RevJJackson is joining me. Will you?

Support this action and help put an end to this vote thievery once and for all: palastinvestigativefund.org/?StopTheStealA…
#StopTheSteal With the pro bono help of the firm of Mirer Mazzocchi & Julien, we are filing under the National Voter Registration Act to get the names of every one of the million voters purged from voter rolls using #KrisKobach’s infamous #Crosscheck program. gregpalast.com/im-in-wichita-…
Aug 30, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
#Florida’s Still Using An Old Kathrine Harris Trick To Purge Black Voters
gregpalast.com/floridas-still… Tallahassee African-American attorney removed because his name “matched” a felon with a different middle name living 200 miles away. gregpalast.com/floridas-still… #FloridaPrimary #Florida #StopTheSteal
Aug 28, 2018 10 tweets 5 min read
In 1992, the year before #NAFTA’s passage, the US had a $5.6 billion trade surplus with Mexico. In 2004, under NAFTA, it reversed with a vengeance; $45.1 billion more in goods came in from Mexico, an unprecedented $50.7 billion swing to deficit. gregpalast.com/how-democrats-… The macroeconomic modeling I did in my old academic days suggests that, roughly, such a loss of income to the USA costs half a million jobs. You can quibble with the estimate, call it 300,000 jobs or 900,000. But a $50.7 billion crocodile is difficult to disguise as a pet gecko.
Aug 23, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
BREAKING: Nazis who beat school teacher #DeAndreHarris nearly to death in #Charlottesville sentenced today:

Jacob Goodwin - 10 yrs incl. 2 suspended
Alex Ramos - 6 yrs + 3 suspended

Thanks to our @ZDRoberts whose images helped ID these monsters.

Justice through a camera lens Please support @zdroberts work: patreon.com/zdroberts
Aug 13, 2018 7 tweets 8 min read
#Crosscheck “stymied"? #NewHampshire and #Maine JOINED the program. And #Indiana is absolutely still in the program and purged voters simply because they were on #Kobach’s list — which even Kobach says violated the NVRA. salon.com/2018/08/06/red… Furthermore, the Supreme Court APPROVED #Crosscheck removals if a POSTCARD is sent and not returned. gregpalast.com/ohios-junk-mai… #PurgeByPostcard #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud
Aug 8, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
#Crosscheck dead? Sorry, but the reports that Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny have ended Crosscheck are dead wrong. salon.com/2018/08/06/red… Some mendacious GOP hacks are claiming they won’t use #Crosscheck this year, but in legal papers in response to our lawsuit notices sent to 26 Crosscheck states, just one, #Kentucky, confirms they’re pulling out.
Jul 30, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
The fires in Greece are an EU/euro Dresden: a direct result of requiring the Greek government to end its brush-clearing program and slash government employment and infrastructure. The EU always puts banks before fire departments... gregpalast.com/greece-on-fire… Today’s EU regime & euro were the brainchild Reagan’s chief economic guide, supply-side inventor Robert Mundell—who told me his plan was to smash unions, destroy parliaments, shrink government & free the markets from the regulatory constraints of democracy gregpalast.com/currency-rules…
Jul 25, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
Yesterday, the GOP’s #BrianKemp won the #Georgia gubernatorial primary. It is not coincidental that, as Secretary of State, he removed 591,548 names from the state’s voter rolls in 2017. We expect another big purge in the next few weeks. gregpalast.com/georgias-brian… #StopTheSteal We've given #Georgia's Secretary of State, #BrianKemp, 40 days to provide every name of those purged—or he will face a federal lawsuit. Our initial investigation indicates the list is overloaded with voters of color and young voters, i.e. Democrats. gregpalast.com/palast-testifi…
Jul 2, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
This is actually #AMLO’s re-election: He first won the presidency in 2006. But back then the thieving, scheming, blood-stained criminal gang that rules Mexico (and I’m being polite), declared his dissolute opponent the winner. gregpalast.com/how-the-bernie…
#EleccionesMéxico In 2006, rather than concede to vote thievery, lick his wounds & toddle off on a book tour, #AMLO took his supporters into the streets, raised hell, blocked the capital’s central square for months, held a People’s Inaugural & vowed to never, ever concede. democracynow.org/2006/7/12/flor…
Jun 19, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
Whoa! Before we celebrate a judge’s smack-down of #KrisKobach, let me warn you that this race-baiting, democracy-hating creep-o is also one of the sharpest legal minds in America. thinkprogress.org/judge-orders-k… The fact that this Harvard-Yale-Oxford graduate, like most law professors, doesn’t know spam about court procedure doesn't mean you should underestimate what this Satanic vote-thief can do. kansascity.com/news/politics-…
#KrisKobach #VoterSuppression #StopTheSteal
May 14, 2018 16 tweets 16 min read
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…
May 8, 2018 6 tweets 4 min read
My Mother’s Last #Feminist Battle facebook.com/GregPalastInve… The #SanDiego papers reported that mom joined the Coast Guard "Reserve." In fact, she was full-time uniformed military. ALL women who enlisted at the start of WWII were classified as "auxiliary reservists"—even those sent overseas, a slight later corrected by an Act of Congress.
Mar 30, 2018 9 tweets 9 min read
As soon as I heard #Trump was adding the question about whether you have a non-citizen in your household to the #census I smelled #KKKobach... #census2020 via @Thom_Hartmann They’re basically turning the #census into a giant caging operation to get rid of real citizen voters by asking if you have a non-citizen in your household. #Census #census2020