Letters and Politics

Disenfranchising the Vote

With Greg Palast, a New York Times-bestselling author and a freelance journalist for the BBC as well as the British newspaper The Guardian. Throughout his career he has investigated and uncovered many instances of election fraud and political malfeasance, exposing the corporate interests and big-money involved in who gets elected in the United States. His most recent documentary, The Best Documentary Money Can Buy, is based off of his book of the same name.

About the film:

https_proxyThis real life detective story is told in a film noir style with cartoon animations, secret documents, hidden cameras, and a little help from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit detectives, Ice-T and Richard Belzer. Palast and his associates investigate the myth of the “double voter” and instead expose millions of disenfranchised voters, and the plans of the uber-rich to steal America’s democracy.

  • c_woof

    There was an episode on double-voting on NPR All Things Considered Wednesday (yesterday)

    Here’s the title
    “Florida Resists Joining Interstate Bid To Cut Down On Double Voting”

    (I’d give the website, by my post got flagged)

    • c_woof

      Here’s a quote from the body —
      “…Fourteen people in different parties had voted in either New Jersey or
      New York and submitted absentee ballots to Florida. Now, Ladanowski is
      pretty used to surprises on Florida voter rolls. In 2013 he discovered
      that O.J. Simpson, now in a Nevada prison, was still on the state’s
      rolls. He says double voting, though rare, should be a concern for
      elections offices….”

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