“Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: The Theft of 2012”
The BBC reporter who busted Katherine Harris’ fake felon purge tells weird, hilarious and sick stories of the billionaires who are bankrolling the GOP; with hot new info on the Koch Brothers as well as the filthy rich you’ve never heard of from his new book & film. ”Bugs Bunny meets Hunter Thompson”
Palast’s prose has a zippy, breathless quality that might put you in mind of Michael Moore — “How does a ballot get spoiled? Not by leaving it out of the fridge” — but he’s also an expert in statistics who reports regularly for the BBC, Rolling Stone and other outlets.
—New York Times
“The most terrifying book a Democrat could read. Billionaires and Ballot Bandits delineates the potential theft of democracy.”
“A practical primer on how to exercise your right to vote on Election Day in the face of a calculated Republican multi-pronged plan to prevent you from casting a ballot by any means necessary.”
“Palast … chronicles how many of America’s super rich — the Koch brothers, hedge fund titan Paul Singer, Texan corporate raider Harold Simmons, among many others — have been patiently and prodigiously subsidizing campaigns not to “get out the vote,” but to keep it down.”
“If you really want to understand the forthcoming US presidential election, read this book.”