Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 by Greg Palast

By Greg Palast

NOW a brand new YORK instances BESTSELLER!

A shut presidential election in November may perhaps good come all the way down to contested states or perhaps districts--an election made up our minds through vote robbery? it could actually ensue this 12 months. in keeping with Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s investigative reporting for Rolling Stone and BBC tv, Billionaires & poll Bandits: easy methods to scouse borrow an Election in nine effortless Steps might be an important ebook released this year--one which can 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, after all, The Brothers Koch. instructed with Palast's no-holds-barred, reporter-on-the-beat variety, the evidence as he lays them out are fabulous. What emerges in Billionaires & poll Bandits is the never-before-told-story of the epic conflict being fought behind the curtain among the outdated funds banking region that also helps Obama, and the hot hedge fund billionaires like Paul Singer who not just aid Romney but in addition are between his key monetary advisors. even though it has no longer been stated, Obama has proven a few spine in status as much as the monetary excesses of the boys in the back of Romney. Billionaires & poll Bandits exposes the formerly unreported info on how operatives plan to take advantage of the loads of hundreds of thousands in Super-PAC cash pouring into this election. we all know the cash is pouring in, yet Palast indicates us the convoluted methods the money might be used to suppress your vote.

The tale of the billionaires and why they need to shop for an election is matched with the 9 methods they could thieve the election. His tale of the subtle new trickery will decide up on Palast's great New York Times bestseller, The most sensible Democracy cash Can Buy.

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But since 2011, Republican strategists have introduced 141 voter restriction statutes in 41 states. Sixteen states have enacted voter suppression laws that will affect the election of 214 electors, 79 percent of the electoral college. In 1778, our country was the only democracy on the globe. Now there are 166 democracies. We are the template. But while we are hemorrhaging blood and treasure to build democracies in Iraq and Afghanistan, our government and party officials are doing everything in their power to make it difficult for people to vote at home.

Now there are 166 democracies. We are the template. But while we are hemorrhaging blood and treasure to build democracies in Iraq and Afghanistan, our government and party officials are doing everything in their power to make it difficult for people to vote at home. As Karl Rove recently wrote, if you can get rid of one-quarter of 1 percent of black voters in this country you can turn the election. There is something truly un-American about that. At a projected $3 billion, the 2012 contest could be twice as costly as any election in American history.

Bush. For strategist Karl Rove, six million isn’t enough. Through several front organizations and affiliates, Rove and his comrades have launched a campaign making brilliant use of the tactics originating from the Red Scare and the War on Terror. Now, instead of the communist lurking under your bed or the al-Qaeda sleeper cell next door, they’ve created a new monster to fear, to hunt, and to destroy: the Fraudulent Voter. There aren’t any, of course. Or, to be accurate, so few you can literally count them on your fingers—about six in any year, not six million—half a dozen jerks convicted of voting illegally.

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