By Greg Palast
NOW a brand new YORK occasions BESTSELLER!
A shut presidential election in November may possibly good come all the way down to contested states or maybe districts--an election determined via vote robbery? it might occur this 12 months. according to Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s investigative reporting for Rolling Stone and BBC tv, Billionaires & poll Bandits: how you can thieve an Election in nine effortless Steps might be an important ebook released this year--one which could shop the election. final week Billionaires & poll Bandits debuted at the NYT Bestseller record at #10 in paperback nonfiction.
Billionaires & poll Bandits names the filthy-rich sugar-daddies who're super-funding the Super-PACs of either parties--billionaires with nicknames like "The Ice Man," "The Vulture" and, in fact, The Brothers Koch. advised with Palast's no-holds-barred, reporter-on-the-beat variety, the proof as he lays them out are astounding. What emerges in Billionaires & poll Bandits is the never-before-told-story of the epic conflict being fought backstage among the previous funds banking area that also helps Obama, and the recent hedge fund billionaires like Paul Singer who not just aid Romney but additionally are between his key financial advisors. even though it has now not been stated, Obama has proven a few spine in status as much as the monetary excesses of the boys at the back of Romney. Billionaires & poll Bandits exposes the formerly unreported info on how operatives plan to take advantage of the masses of hundreds of thousands in Super-PAC funds pouring into this election. we all know the cash is pouring in, yet Palast exhibits us the convoluted methods the cash can be used to suppress your vote.
The tale of the billionaires and why they wish to shop for an election is matched with the 9 methods they could thieve the election. His tale of the delicate new trickery will decide up on Palast's colossal New York Times bestseller, The top Democracy funds Can Buy.
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The Osage were dog-dirt poor, but they pulled in a couple of bucks, say thirty dollars a week per family, from the royalties they got from the oil under their trailers. In the desert emptiness where the US cavalry had driven them long ago, greasy metal “rocking horses,” stripper well-pumps, pull up a few barrels a day. Saudi Arabia it’s not. It’s not even worth running pipes. So the Osage contracted with the Koch Oil Company to take their liquid away in tanker trucks. A tribal skeptic and troublemaker, the kind of trouble-maker I like, Stanlee Ann Mattingly, would watch a truck suck out 240 barrels.
Rove suggests, with a wink and nudge, the Game Plan: “If their [black voters’] share of the turnout drops just one point in North Carolina, Mr. ” The smell of freshly laundered white sheets, brown shirts, and sulfur is unmistakable: The key to Republican victory, in the Carolinas and nationwide, then, is making sure black people don’t turn out. Or, if they do, that they’re turned away. Or, if they can’t be turned away, that their votes are not counted. If Rove can stand in the polling station doorway and block three million voters from entering and bulldoze another three million ballots into a landfill he can make the Ice Man’s dreams come true.
To make use of Themis, the Kochs are putting together their own quarter-billion-dollar operation, Americans for Prosperity. The Democrats? They’re still playing with their floppy disks. The half-billion-dollar pokey put together by Rove and the Koch Oil Brothers is the down payment on a new uncivil, antirights movement. America’s voting apartheid is now digitized. In all, we can expect over five million voters to be convicted of the crime of fraudulent voting and sentenced to losing their right of enfranchisement in 2012 by the coordinated operations of private-funded and state-funded Jim Crow software.