If you believe the Republican hysteria machine, there’s an unprecedented election crime wave sweeping America involving a staggering 7.2 million suspected double voters. Thousands of these supposed criminals — who, if found guilty, have committed a felony punishable by 5-years in the slammer — have already lost their right to vote, with 41,000 people in Virginia alone being struck off voter roles.
Episode 16 - With Trump being an unpredictable wild card in this year’s election race, his cabal of new billionaire hedge fund buddies are hedging their bets by buying Congress and the Senate, so no matter which blonde gets into office, they can be sure that their interests are taken care of. To do this, in some key swing states, they’re spending millions betting against a Trump White House.
In this week’s Best Democracy Money Can Buy: Election Crimes Bulletin, Flashpoints’ Dennis J. Bernstein and investigative reporter Greg Palast discuss the special needs of these mega-rich vote-manipulating vultures and the specifics of what they hope to get in return for their election-rigging investments.
Episode 15 - Trump is a loaded weapon let loose on this election, and now he's backed by 13 people he once called "losers." Let's take a look at who these guys are and just what they have in mind for this election, shall we?
"The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" is a weekly election crimes bulletin that airs on KPFA on Flashpoints with Dennis Bernstein. Tune in or subscribe for the latest information on how this election is being stolen, and what you can do to stop the theft.
Episode 14 - Greg Palast, and Flashpoints’ Dennis J. Bernstein discuss the North Carolina decision that struck down the state’s anti-voting law, alongside similar recent rulings in Texas, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. (A more temporary decision, which came down on July 29, also reversed vote suppression measures enacted by Kansas Secretary of State, and Vote-Rigger-In-Chief, Kris Kobach.)
But first, Palast and Bernstein address Trump’s “concerns”.
Episode 12 - Sometimes advice comes from the most unlikely places - taking cues from Pat Robertson, it's time to look past the moment of the Democratic nomination to the movement that Sanders has started.
Episode 11 - Looks like Hillary Clinton has dodged the FBI investigation into her misuse of her personal email server, all thanks to learning how to slip out of grasp from her history with some rather "oily" characters in Kazakhstan.
Episode 10 - The Foreclosure King, The Three-Headed Dog From Hell and Goldman Sachs
Trump desperately needs to get his tiny hands on some cash to fund his presidential campaign. On TV, Trump may play the role of a gazillionaire, but the reality of his reality TV persona is that it’s all paid for with other people’s money. Hisself-funding pledge is going the way of all Trump’s promises — down the gilded crapper. This week on The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: Election Crimes Bulletin,we focus on where and how Trump is going to get his campaign funds — and the deal he’s made with Wall Street’s devils in order to get it.
Episode 9 - This week on The Best Democracy MoneyCan Buy: The Election Crimes Bulletin we revisit the California primary crime scene and attempt to count the votes — something election officials inthe state have failed to do.
Officially, there are nearly 2 million votes that remain uncounted, and statistics show that the vast majority of these are favoring Bernie. If all votes were created equal and actually tallied, the Golden State would most likely be in Bernie’s pocked. Professional vote sleuth Greg Palast breaksdown the numbers with Dennis J. Bernstein…
Episode 8 - This week on The BestDemocracy Money Can Buy — Election Crimes Bulletin — the Crime Scene:California. The Crime? Two million votes still not counted. One millionballots already disqualified, thrown away. Another million so-calledprovisional “placebo” ballots. Here’s the story of the voting horror show you won’t get on Fox or MSDNC.