Written by Greg Palast
And if you’re near Wichita on Friday, join me and Women for Kansas at the Orpheum Theater, 8pm, for the film — and a plan of counter-attack to stop Kris Kobach’s latest “purge by postcard” operation. On the basis of Kobach’s phony accused “fraudulent voter” list, 27 states, almost all GOP-controlled, have already removed 1,067,046 voters – not counting Brian Kemp’s latest purge-frenzy.
I’ve invited Kris Kobach, Secretary of State (and the GOP’s nominee for Governor for Kansas) – the better to serve him the papers.
Details of our Lawsuit
And we’ve sent legal notices to all 27 states in Kobach’s Crosscheck program to turn over their secret lists. While Kobach has stonewalled us, a number of states including Michigan and Oklahoma, have turned over their hit lists rather than face us in a federal court.
Next. it’s on to Atlanta, Georgia—where I will personally serve Secretary of State Brian Kemp with the federal suit. Kemp, like Kobach, has refused our demand for the names of those he’s purged. And when Brian purges, he doesn’t mess around: blacking out 591,000 voters in the latest election cycle.
And we know why: Republican Kemp is running against Democrat Stacey Abrams, America’s first Black female candidate for Governor. Kemp apparently fears he can’t win unless he bleaches the voter rolls whiter than white. We will get the names of the purged (we’ve already gotten our hands on his target list)—and notify as many as possible to restore their rights.
Kemp either coughs up the names of his victims, or he’ll see me in court where I will be joined by my co-plaintiff, voting rights advocate Helen Butler of the Georgia Coalition for a Peoples Agenda.
This is the most ambitious journalistic and legal operation in the history of the Palast Investigative Fund. The nation, democracy itself, is at stake.
Help us. Join us. And pass this around to everyone you know.