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Millions of Black, Hispanic & Asians Voters Have Been Purged
Greg Palast, Al Jazeera, BBC News, The Guardian/Billionaires & Ballot Bandits joins Thom Hartmann. Jim Crow-style voter suppression has returned to America. That's the conclusion of a shocking new report from investigative journalist Greg Palast for Al Jazeera America that takes a deep dive into a controversial program known as Interstate Crosscheck. According to his investigation "election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters, are at risk.” Championed by Republicans like Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach - Interstate Crosscheck is supposedly a way to keep people who commit "voter fraud" off the voter rolls. But as Palast's report shows - the program doesn't do as good a job at stopping voter fraud as it does stopping minorities and other Democratic-leaning groups from going to the polls.