JOURNALISTS

The following alphabetical list of journalists is by no means complete but is a starting point for those interested in learning more about issues of voter suppression, election fraud, and the struggle to defend democracy.


ARI BERMAN

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Ari Berman is a senior contributing writer for The Nation magazine and a Reporting Fellow at The Nation Institute. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian, and he is a frequent political commentator on MSNBC, C-Span and NPR.

His new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, was published in August by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in October 2010 by FSG. He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and political science. He lives in New York City.


ALEXANDER BOLTON

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Alexander Bolton is a senior reporter for The Hill. He investigated ethics violations by then-Senator Chuck Hagel and did not spike or soften his story when put under pressure to do so. Hagel had been chairman of the voting machine company that counted votes in his Senate election, but he failed to disclose his salary from the company and his continued stock holdings. Hagel masked these investments by calling them an "excepted investment fund," though they did not fit the common definition held by the Senate Ethics Committee.


VICTORIA COLLIER

Victoria Collier is co-founder and director of National Election Defense Coalition and author of the cover story, "How to Rig An Election," Harper's Magazine, November 2012. She has written extensively on election integrity for Truthout.org.


COLUMBUS INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY JOURNALISM

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Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism, run by veteran election defender Bob Fitrakis, publishes FreePress.org. Among its many investigations, CICJ documented major election fraud in the 2004 Ohio U.S. presidential race.

In 2012, Free Press broke the story of how Mitt Romney and family were connected to Hart Intercivic, the voting machine company that would count most of the votes in Ohio. This led to massive public outcry and a lawsuit against Hart Intercivic over illegal patching of voting machines before election day.

Read excerpts from What Happened in Ohio? A Documentary Record of Theft and Fraud in the 2004 Election by Bob Fitrakis, Steven Rosenfield, and Harvey Wasserman.


RONNIE DUGGER

Ronnie Dugger has written seminal articles for The New Yorker and The Nation on election rigging history and technology. His best work can be read in "Counting Votes" and "How They Could Steal the Election This Time."


BRAD FRIEDMAN

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Brad Friedman is an investigative journalist, blogger, commentator, broadcaster, author, and fellow of the Commonweal Institute. He publishes and edits The BRAD BLOG and has filed thousands of stories on election integrity. Friedman's expertise has earned him invitations to address the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, the Texas State Legislature, and many governmental and non-governmental organizations.


GREG PALAST

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Greg Palast has been called the "most important investigative reporter of our time" by The Guardian. Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, Armed Madhouse, and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Most significantly he uncovered the theft of the 2000 U.S. presidential election in Florida through the voter suppression and partisan election administration of Jeb Bush.