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.

Palast, Greg [Browse]
New York : Seven Stories Press, 2012.
300 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm.


Summary note
"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.
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  • A hostile takeover of our country / Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  • In the beginning
  • Colonels in mirrored sunglasses
  • "Why Obama is likely to lose in 2012"
  • Lynching by laptop
  • Ballots Inc.
  • Petroleum porn: The XXXL pipeline
  • The Ice Man, radioactive
  • The Vulture
  • Penny's from Heaven?
  • One thousand $100 bills
  • Target 67C
  • Christians, cannibals, and diamonds
  • The hunt for triad
  • Manchurian candidates
  • Wyly Coyotes
  • Karl Rove confidential
  • The hysteria factory
  • Tears of a clone
  • A few good men (very few)
  • The purge'n general
  • Tales from the crypt of democracy: A comic book by Ted Rall
  • The ex-con con-job
  • Indians spoiled rotten
  • Apple pie apartheid
  • It's magic!
  • The placebo ballot
  • Going postal
  • Block the vote
  • Aliens attack!
  • I'm de-pressed
  • So these ten nuns walk into a ...
  • Stuffed / Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  • Wiped away in 8 Mile
  • Restoring the billionaires' future
  • Conclusion: Mighty stream
  • Tear me out: Beat the ballot bandits in 7 easy steps
  • Action resources
  • Media resources.
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  • Billionaires and ballot bandits
  • Billionaires and ballot bandits : how to steal an election in nine easy steps
  • How to steal an election in 9 easy steps
  • 9781609804787 (pbk.)
  • 1609804783 (pbk.)
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