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Written by Greg PalastAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Greg Palast
Illustrated by Ted RallAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ted Rall
Introduction by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.Author Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
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  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • On Sale: September 18, 2012
  • Price: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-60980-478-7 (1-60980-478-3)
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A close presidential election in November could well come down to contested states or even districts--an election decided by vote theft? Based on Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s investigative reporting for Rolling Stone and BBC television, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps shows how this could happen this year.

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 bestseller, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.