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Voter suppression tactics: Know what you could be up against


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast of Steal Back Your Vote have written a succinct account of the voter suppression methods to look out for. The short article in Rolling Stone magazine is called "Block the Vote: Will the GOP's campaign to deter new voters and discard Democratic ballots determine the next president?"

Read it online, or download a pdf version to give to your friends. If your friends aren't readers, tell them to watch Palast's behind the scenes video at Rolling Stone or this excellent video made by independent news organization truthout:

Or watch Bobby Kennedy Jr.'s 30-second public service announcement on YouTube:

Finally, Here's a page from the investigative comic book Kennedy refers to in the PSA: Palast's Steal Back Your Vote.

Also worth watching: Bobby Kennedy Jr.'s appearance on the Rachel Maddow show.

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