Greg Palast, "Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps"
English | ISBN: 1609804783 | 2012 | EPUB | 300 pages | 26 MB
NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
A close presidential election in November could well come down to contested states or even districts--an election decided by vote theft? It could happen this year. Based on Greg Palast & Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s investigative reporting for Rolling Stone & BBC television, might be the most important book published this year--one that could save the election. Last week Billionaires & Ballot B&its debuted on the NYT Bestseller list at #10 in paperback nonfiction.
Billionaires & Ballot B&its names the filthy-rich sugar-daddies who are super-funding the Super-PACs of both parties--billionaires with nicknames like "The Ice Man," "The Vulture" &, of course, The Brothers Koch. Told with Palast's no-holds-barred, reporter-on-the-beat style, the facts as he lays them out are staggering. What emerges in Billionaires & Ballot B&its is the never-before-told-story of the epic battle being fought behind the scenes between the old money banking sector that still supports Obama, & the new hedge fund billionaires like Paul Singer who not only support Romney but also are among his key economic advisors. Although it has not been reported, Obama has shown some backbone in st&ing up to the financial excesses of the men behind Romney. Billionaires & Ballot B&its exposes the previously unreported details on how operatives plan to use the hundreds of millions in Super-PAC money pouring into this election. We know the money is pouring in, but Palast shows us the convoluted ways the money will be used to suppress your vote.
The story of the billionaires & why they want to buy an election is matched with the nine ways they can steal the election. His story of the sophisticated new trickery will pick up on Palast's giant New York Times bestseller, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.