Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 by Greg Palast

By Greg Palast

A detailed presidential election in November may good come right down to contested states or perhaps districts--an election determined by means of vote robbery? it may ensue this 12 months. in line with Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s investigative reporting for Rolling Stone and BBC tv, Billionaires & poll Bandits: how one can scouse borrow an Election in nine effortless Steps may be an important ebook released this year--one which may shop the election.

Billionaires & poll Bandits names the filthy-rich sugar-daddies who're super-funding the Super-PACs of either parties--billionaires with nicknames like "The Ice Man," "The Vulture" and, in fact, The Brothers Koch. informed with Palast's no-holds-barred, reporter-on-the-beat sort, the evidence as he lays them out are incredible. What emerges in Billionaires & poll Bandits is the never-before-told-story of the epic conflict being fought behind the curtain among the previous funds banking region that also helps Obama, and the hot hedge fund billionaires like Paul Singer who not just help Romney but in addition are between his key fiscal advisors. even though it has no longer been suggested, Obama has proven a few spine in status as much as the monetary excesses of the boys at the back of Romney. Billionaires & poll Bandits exposes the formerly unreported info on how operatives plan to exploit the masses of hundreds of thousands in Super-PAC funds pouring into this election. we all know the money is pouring in, yet Palast exhibits us the convoluted methods the money should be used to suppress your vote.

The tale of the billionaires and why they need to shop for an election is matched with the 9 methods they could scouse borrow the election. His tale of the subtle new trickery will choose up on Palast's enormous long island occasions bestseller, the simplest Democracy cash can purchase.

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