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Palast, Greg
Billionaires & ballot bandits : how to steal an election in 9 easy steps / Greg Palast ; comic book by Ted Rall ; introduced by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr
Alternate Title Billionaires and ballot bandits
New York : Seven Stories Press, 2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  JK1991 .P34 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Campaign funds -- Corrupt practices -- United States
Elections -- Corrupt practices -- United States
Political action committees -- Corrupt practices -- United States
Physical Description 300 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary "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 and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s investigative reporting for Rolling Stone and BBC television, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: Election Games 2012 might be the most important book published this year--one that could save the election._ Billionaires & Ballot Bandits 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" and, 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 Bandits 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, and 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 standing up to the financial excesses of the men behind Romney. Billionaires & Ballot Bandits 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 and 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"-- Provided by publisher
NOTE 506054
Alternate Author Rall, Ted

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