NEW YORK “ Greg Palast wins the December Sidney Award for Jim Crow Returns, and Challenging Crosscheck, a two-part Al Jazeera America expos© that shows how millions of innocent people were flagged as suspected vote fraudsters just because they have the same first and last name as someone in another state.
On the eve of the 2014 elections, officials had begun to purge voters based upon Interstate Crosscheck, voter fraud prevention software. More than 40,000 voters were dropped from the rolls in Virginia alone.
Read The Backstory, our Q&A with Greg Palast.
The Crosscheck program, used in 28 states, is ostensibly designed to prevent voter fraud by identifying people who voted in different states in the same election. CONTINUED