Greg Palast reports: In Ohio, African-American Turnout Threatened by Reduced Early Voting and Faulty Ballots

November 6, 2012

“Ohio will probably pick our president today” says investigative reporter and author of the NYT bestseller Billionaires & Ballot Bandits Greg Palast who is reporting now from Ohio.

As in all recent elections, Ohio again is a crucial state to win for either presidential candidate. And once again, Ohio is at the center of charges of systematic suppression of the African-American vote. In a report for Democracy Now!, investigative reporter Greg Palast discovers that some early voters in the Buckeye State have received the wrong ballots.

Greg reveals that some early voters in Dayton, OH, who have stood in line for hours, have received “applications for absentee ballots” and were told that early voting = absentee ballots. This is not always the case, as between 1 and 3 million absentee ballots will be discarded. As Greg says, is this early voting or early voting suppression?

Watch Greg’s report for Democracy Now here.

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