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Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election
in 9 Easy Steps

Title: Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an
Election in 9 Easy Steps [Paperback]

Authors: Greg Palast (Author), Ted Rall (Illustrator),
Robert F. Kennedy Jr (Introduction)

Publication Date: September 18, 2012

http://amzn.to/NRQENz

Amazon book description: 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.
illus.

[For more Greg Palast, go to gregpalast.com --
moderator]

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