Greg Palast, Part Two, "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy"

Air Dates: October 24-26, 2020

This week "Report from Santa Fe" presents Part Two of an interview with investigative reporter and NYT best-selling author GREG PALAST, "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" and “How Trump Stole 2020,” discussing election security, purging of voter rolls, and voter suppression in New Mexico.

In Part 2 of a 2-part in-depth interview, award-winning journalist Palas defines VOTER SUPPRESSION, explores who does it, and describes the many forms it takes in the election cycle. He explains “voter purging” and focuses on states in our country which have taken the purging of voters from the voter rolls to an extreme degree, states like Georgia, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Just last month Palast issued two major reports on vote purges in Georgia and Wisconsin, two major victories for voter list integrity, celebrated by the ACLU and other voting rights groups like Black Votes Matter.

As an investigative reporter, Palast has worked for the BBC, the Guardian, Rolling Stone, Newsnight, the Observer (UK), and Al Jazeera America, among others. His academic background includes a BA and an MBA in Economics from the University of Chicago. His work frequently focuses on corporate malfeasance, election security, and voter suppression, especially voter purge lists.

Quotes about Greg Palast

"Most important investigative reporter of our time – up there with Woodward & Bernstein" Guardian

“Greg Palast upsets all the right people." – Noam Chomsky

“I don't see myself as an investigative reporter...I see myself as a reporting investigator” Greg Palast

Quote from Greg Palast

“Voter suppression is the polite term. 'Vote Theft' is the more accurate term as it said if someone steals your car, you don’t say, 'My car has been suppressed.' You say, 'It has been stolen.' When your vote has been taken away, it has been stolen... It is a crime.”