Editor: Please read this personal note from Greg Palast, throw something in the hat if you can.
Call me crazy. The Palast Investigative Fund is dead broke and our office in New York is under water. No kidding.
But America is drowning and I can’t stand by and watch.
So I’ve made a decision: For the last few days leading up to the election, you can download a complete copy of my New York Times bestselling book, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps.
Stone cold free.
No tricks. I am asking those of you who can, to make a tax-deductible donation when you download the book or simply make a contribution here. Totally voluntary. That’s the only way we can keep our investigative team alive and make sure we can report on the wholesale shoplifting of the ballot I am witnessing here in Ohio.
My staff is currently operating on our dangerously exploding credit card balance. But America is in the balance and they haven’t cancelled our card yet.
Or give zero.I just want you and your friends to read this book. If you do want the printed edition or the NOOK and Kindle version, you can get those from your bookstore,Amazon, IndieBound or Barnes & Noble.
Billionaires & Ballot Bandits has been on the New York Times bestseller list for the five weeks since its release – at the cover price of $15. Now, YOU can get it for FREE. (I will cover the publisher’s loss. Somehow.)
It contains details, which we revealed in the The Nation cover story “Mitt Romney’s Bail-out Bonanza,” of how Mitt Romney profited directly at the taxpayers expense. The book also tells you the full sickly funny but horrific tale of Romney’s secret business partner and top donor Paul Singer a.k.a. The Vulture, and dishes the dirt on his other sugar daddies, the Ice Man, the Snake, and the three Koch brothers.
From our wet, dark office, and on the road, we are producing stories for Nation,Democracy Now! and a hundred other outlets. Hell or high water we will expose the 9 ways these ballot bandits are stealing the vote in Ohio, Colorado, and Florida.
We do old fashioned non-partisan investigative reporting.
We will keep digging but are asking you to donate and help to pay for our shovels. TODAY, if you at all can.
And get the book. In print, for eReader or download it free.
I thank you and my sleepless team thanks you.
This is Greg Palast, in Toledo, Ohio, reporting …until they pull the pencil from my cold, dead hand.
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Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Armed Madhouse and Vultures’ Picnic.