Mail In Ballot "Fraud" Will Create Voter Suppression Disaster In 2020

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Published on 13 Aug 2020, 18:00
Via America's Lawyer: As we hurtle toward the November election, Greg Palast joins Mike Papantonio to explain how mail-in ballots and voter roll purges continue to dilute our democracy, particularly among black and poor communities.

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*This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos.

Voter suppression efforts have been ramping up as the 2020 election inches closer and if they're successful, these attempts to stop voters could definitely change the outcome of the election. Joining me to talk about that is Greg Palast, award-winning investigative journalist and author of, "How Trump Stole 2020." Interesting title, Greg, I tell everybody, I think I've interviewed you for about every book you've written. This one, this is an important book, which tells me that mainstream media, corporate media is not paying attention to it, probably. Am I right?
You mean the, the see no evil, hear no evil, say no evil press? Yeah, I think so. And thank you, that's why I appreciate you having me on your program.
Yeah. Let's start with the elephant in the room, vote by mail. A lot of developments there in the past few days. Tell us what this administration's done and give us the whole Greg Palast vote by mail 10,000 foot so we can move onto the next question. What's your take?
Wow. Okay. Here's the problem. 22% of all mail in ballots don't get counted. That's an MIT study. That's not Greg Palast. One in five ballots is junk. Now, how does that happen? One in 10 people never get their ballot who've asked for them, by the way, that's why we had those long lines in Georgia. Those are African Americans in Atlanta who never got their mail in ballots, but had requested them including, by the way, the head of the ACLU in Georgia. So people don't get their ballots. That's number one. And number two, once you send them in one and 10 is junked. For any type of reason, anyone can challenge a ballot in, in, in America. So they don't like your signature. You left off, you didn't put your middle initial when you, when you signed, when you registered with the middle initial. Postage due cost a hundred thousand votes in 2016, 3.3 million ballots in 16 that were mailed in were never counted.
Okay Greg, what we have, what we have here is an election that's tightening up. You know, the Democrats thought they had the leisure of gee the, you know, Biden's double digit lead. It's shrinking as we speak, it's shrinking in States that really matter, swing States. But the Democrats, I literally heard James Carville say, well, Biden can just stay down, he can just stay down in the cellar and he's going to win this election. Doesn't that sound a lot like what they were talking about with Hillary Clinton?
Yeah.
So I wonder that the vote by mail could be important. It could be important. How safe is vote by mail? How safe is it?
Not in the least. And this is the big problem, because you can have all these jerks in Hawaiian shirts, the Boogaloo boys, the proud boys, they're going to go in 50,000, Trump's calling for 50,000 volunteers. It's not an intimidation army. People have that wrong. The real danger is, they're going to go in and say, I don't like that signature on that ballot. That ballot was taped shut instead of sealed shut by licking the ballot, by licking the envelope. I'm not kidding. And if you think it's just the Republicans who do that, in New York this past week, the democratic party challenged the counting of 28,000 mail in ballots, the democratic party. Once they establish that precedent, how many ballots do you think Trump's people will challenge? How many millions I should say. So it's not safe to mail in your ballot.
Where do we get this idea, you know, you're, you're a great investigative journalist. I got to tell you, I, I, I follow your stuff.
Thank you.
When you say something and put it down on paper, I can count on it.

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