A close presidential election in November could come down to handful of contested states or districts—or worse, to vote theft. Unless pugnacious investigative reporter Greg Palast, who busted the story of the purge of black voters in Florida in 2000 and whose The Best Democracy Money Can Buy was the basis for the 2004 film Bush Family Fortunes, has something to say about it. And he does: In Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, Palast teams with fiery editorial cartoonist Ted Rall to name and shame the billionaires buying up our democracy, and the disenfranchisement of millions through voter-ID laws, list purges, and other assaults to our civil rights. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life, with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.
Advance tickets are $5 at townhallseattle.org or 888/377-4510 and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating. Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.
Greg Palast’s website