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Greg Palast & RFK Jnr. - Rolling Stone Investigation: Itís Already Stolen
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Investigation by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast released today

Donít worry about Mickey Mouse or ACORN stealing the election. According to an investigative report out today in Rolling Stone magazine, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast, after a year-long investigation, reveal a systematic program of "GOP vote tampering" on a massive scale.

- Republican Secretaries of State of swing-state Colorado have quietly purged one in six names from their voter rolls.

Over several months, the GOP politicos in Colorado stonewalled every attempt by Rolling Stone to get an answer to the massive purge - ten times the average state's rate of removal.

- While Obama dreams of riding to the White House on a wave of new voters, more then 2.7 million have had their registrations REJECTED under new procedures signed into law by George Bush.

Kennedy, a voting rights lawyer, charges this is a resurgence of 'Jim Crow' tactics to wrongly block Black and Hispanic voters.

- A fired US prosecutor levels new charges - accusing leaders of his own party, Republicans, with criminal acts in an attempt to block legal voters as "fraudulent."

- Digging through government records, the Kennedy-Palast team discovered that, in 2004, a GOP scheme called "cagingĒ ultimately took away the rights of 1.1 million voters. The Rolling Stone duo predict that, this November 4, it will be far worse.

There's more:

- Since the last presidential race, "States used dubious 'list management' rules to scrub at least 10 million voters from their rolls."

Among those was Paul Maez of Las Vegas, New Mexico - a victim of an unreported but devastating purge of voters in that state that left as many as one in nine Democrats without a vote. For Maez, the state's purging his registration was particularly shocking - he's the county elections supervisor.

The Kennedy-Palast revelations go far beyond the sum of questionably purged voters recently reported by the New York Times.

"Republican operatives - the party's elite commandos of bare-knuckle politics," report Kennedy and Palast, under the cover of fighting fraudulent voting, are "systematically disenfranchis Democrats."

The investigators level a deadly serious charge:

"If Democrats are to win the 2008 election, they must not simply beat McCain at the polls - they must beat him by a margin that exceeds the level of GOP vote tampering."

Block the Vote by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. & Greg Palast in the current issue (#1064) of Rolling Stone. Media enquiries - Dave Falkenstein, Sunshine Sachs & Assoc, via .

Note - Kennedy and Palast are releasing, simultaneously with the Rolling Stone investigative report what they call, the vote-theft 'antidote': a 24-page full-color comic book, Steal Back Your Vote, which can be downloaded or obtained in print from their non-partisan website,

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  -Greg Palast & RFK Jnr. - Rolling Stone Investigation: Itís Already Stolen althecat  Oct-17-08 04:31 PM   #0 
  - This is why everyone must vote!!!  CountAllVotes   Oct-17-08 04:35 PM   #1 
  - I Posted This Before - But Monies Need To Be Spent On Public Service Ads.....  global1   Oct-17-08 04:36 PM   #2 
  - We are running public service ads to do this for free on Scoop Independent News...  althecat   Oct-17-08 04:47 PM   #7 
  - .. if you are interested Details about our public service advertising campaign can be seen here  althecat   Oct-17-08 05:07 PM   #9 
  - Off to the Greatest! Everyone needs to read this! This is horrible news! nt  snappyturtle   Oct-17-08 04:39 PM   #3 
  - Oh shit. I have to stop reading for awhile. -- KnR  Hekate   Oct-17-08 04:46 PM   #4 
  - well that sucks. no need to vote then.  d_b   Oct-17-08 04:46 PM   #5 
  - Very binary, think again, please. nt  glitch   Oct-17-08 05:22 PM   #12 
  - binary nothin  d_b   Oct-17-08 05:36 PM   #16 
     - Try fucking reading for once before commenting.  Political Heretic   Oct-19-08 02:23 AM   #69 
        - I like the cut of your jib....  althecat   Oct-19-08 02:59 AM   #71 
  - No. That means we need a MASSIVE turnout. There's every reason to vote. n/t  pnwmom   Oct-18-08 07:27 AM   #54 
  - If it's already stolen--why vote?  Whalestoe   Oct-17-08 04:47 PM   #6 
  - To catch them at it.  glitch   Oct-17-08 05:21 PM   #10 
  - actually, the title of the article is "Block the Vote"  OnTheOtherHand   Oct-17-08 07:00 PM   #17 
     - The comic is fantastic.... definitely worth $1  althecat   Oct-17-08 09:45 PM   #24 
     - Have you managed to steal yourself a copy of Greg Palast's comic yet?  althecat   Oct-18-08 12:41 AM   #29 
        - you might be surprised to learn that you posted this at 2 in the morning here  foo_bar   Oct-18-08 04:17 AM   #40 
        - Get a grip of yourself Foobar.  althecat   Oct-18-08 04:21 AM   #41 
        - get a preposition among yourself  foo_bar   Oct-18-08 04:23 AM   #42 
        - ah, me  OnTheOtherHand   Oct-18-08 07:01 AM   #51 
           - awoooga! abandon ship!  foo_bar   Oct-18-08 08:27 AM   #56 
              - no need to panic about the hope  OnTheOtherHand   Oct-18-08 08:37 AM   #57 
        - I paid my buck and shared the PDF  OnTheOtherHand   Oct-18-08 06:35 AM   #50 
  - more greg palast on USACOUP  althecat   Oct-17-08 05:01 PM   #8 
  - Is Justin Timberlake on the cover this week or is it Jonas Brothers?  GrizzlyMan   Oct-17-08 05:22 PM   #11 
  - What would be your point? That you're ignorant of RollingStone's investigative reporting?  WinkyDink   Oct-18-08 01:27 AM   #32 
  - Oh please  GrizzlyMan   Oct-18-08 03:36 AM   #36 
  - Obama is on the cover, actually  OnTheOtherHand   Oct-18-08 07:12 AM   #52 
  - K&R  GoneOffShore   Oct-17-08 05:24 PM   #13 
  - I think a lot of the vote fraud nutters are going to be a little upset when Obama sweeps to victory.  tritsofme   Oct-17-08 05:25 PM   #14 
  - "vote fraud nutters"  althecat   Oct-17-08 05:33 PM   #15 
  - Same vehicle as 2006  Awsi Dooger   Oct-17-08 07:44 PM   #22 
  - Sorry Awsi please rephrase that in English.  althecat   Oct-17-08 09:44 PM   #23 
  - They'll go back to 911 nuttery.  billyoc   Oct-18-08 04:29 AM   #44 
  - k r  AnotherMother4Peace   Oct-17-08 07:34 PM   #18 
  - k r  AnotherMother4Peace   Oct-17-08 07:34 PM   #19 
  - Alarmist? How about this... Rolling Stone records Republican attempts to STEAL THE ELECTION.  genna   Oct-17-08 07:40 PM   #20 
  - "Saying it is already over just jumps the shark"  althecat   Oct-17-08 10:28 PM   #26 
     - "one of the best magazines in the world"  OnTheOtherHand   Oct-18-08 07:23 AM   #53 
  - Alarmist? How about this... Rolling Stone records Republican attempts to STEAL THE ELECTION.  genna   Oct-17-08 07:40 PM   #21 
  - Put the tinfoil hat away  kswheels   Oct-17-08 09:51 PM   #25 
  - They stole 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006... and that was without machines....  althecat   Oct-17-08 10:31 PM   #27 
     - self-delete  eowyn_of_rohan   Oct-17-08 10:46 PM   #28 
     - They didn't steal 2002 and 2006  GrizzlyMan   Oct-18-08 03:46 AM   #37 
        - Respectfully you are incorrect.... references cited here...  althecat   Oct-18-08 04:05 AM   #39 
           - So specifically which races were stolen?  GrizzlyMan   Oct-18-08 04:31 AM   #45 
              - thanks for the company  OnTheOtherHand   Oct-18-08 07:31 AM   #55 
  - WE WILL WIN ANYWAY!!!!!!  JeanGrey   Oct-18-08 01:21 AM   #30 
  - I really hope so. But I think people underestimate the scale of the problem.  althecat   Oct-18-08 01:25 AM   #31 
     - I think he is ahead in the states that count too much to be  JeanGrey   Oct-18-08 01:30 AM   #33 
        - I wish it were that simple. And they definitely can cheat big time.  althecat   Oct-18-08 03:13 AM   #34 
        - Not so fast  mtnester   Oct-18-08 05:22 AM   #48 
           - My gratitude to you for your work, and this post, mtnester !  Kurovski   Oct-18-08 04:25 PM   #61 
           - I agree. But long lines never deter me. I've waited as long as  JeanGrey   Oct-19-08 01:05 AM   #67 
  - I feel so depressed ...  CarolinaPeridot   Oct-18-08 03:16 AM   #35 
  - Not too worry  GrizzlyMan   Oct-18-08 03:47 AM   #38 
     - I've been doing all the above.  CarolinaPeridot   Oct-18-08 05:35 PM   #65 
  - Great one - so who is right? Those two or me (and many others;)  autorank   Oct-18-08 04:29 AM   #43 
  - Palast, Kennedy, Malloy, et al are professional hand wringers. That's how they pay their rent.  billyoc   Oct-18-08 04:32 AM   #46 
  - It's become a cottage industry  GrizzlyMan   Oct-18-08 04:38 AM   #47 
  - You know we might panic too much sometimes. Good to be vigilant but we did win 06.>  barack the house   Oct-18-08 06:05 AM   #49 
  - the wider the margin, that harder it will be to steal . . .  OneBlueSky   Oct-18-08 12:54 PM   #58 
  - Good morning kick from Wellington....  althecat   Oct-18-08 04:01 PM   #59 
  - K&R. (nt)  Kurovski   Oct-18-08 04:18 PM   #60 
  - Kick. (nt)  Kurovski   Oct-18-08 04:28 PM   #62 
  - Good to see you Kurovski...  althecat   Oct-18-08 04:32 PM   #63 
     - And it is very good to see you, Alastair.  Kurovski   Oct-18-08 04:56 PM   #64 
  - Its not stolen yet..  4dsc   Oct-18-08 05:39 PM   #66 
  - Lets hope so....  althecat   Oct-19-08 02:15 AM   #68 
  - There is not a single one of you who are angry about this post that can deny this fact:  Political Heretic   Oct-19-08 02:28 AM   #70 
  - Thats what I have been trying to say!  althecat   Oct-19-08 03:01 AM   #72 
  - Kick. (nt)  Kurovski   Oct-19-08 02:09 PM   #73 

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