Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman in conversation with Greg Bluestein- Find Me the Votes

Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman in conversation with Greg Bluestein- Find Me the Votes

Monday, Feb 12, 2024 7:00 PM

Location:
First Baptist Church of Decatur
308 Clairemont Ave
Decatur, Georgia 30030

From veteran award-winning investigative journalists Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman, the epic inside story of the prosecution of a president.

A Cappella Books and Georgia Center for the Book welcome the authors to the First Baptist Church of Decatur in honor of their new book, "Find Me the Votes: A Hard-Charging Georgia Prosecutor, a Rogue President, and the Plot to Steal an American Election." Isikoff and Klaidman will appear in conversation with Greg Bluestein, state politics reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and author of "Flipped: How Georgia Turned Purple and Broke the Monopoly on Republican Power."

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is general admission.

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About the Book

In "Find Me the Votes," two years of immersive reporting by Isikoff and Klaidman has produced the most authoritative and dramatic account yet of a defeated president's conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election and how a local Georgia prosecutor—a daughter of the civil rights movement—decided to indict him and his allies for his desperate attempt to hold on to power. From the beginning, Fani Willis saw Donald Trump's crimes as a voting rights case, and an attempt by the former president to deprive the citizens of Georgia of the franchise, a right for which her forebears had bled.

Isikoff and Klaidman take us deep inside both the nerve center of Trump's effort to steal the election and the DA's team of prosecutors as they build their case against the president. Their reporting reveals new information on the plot to criminally seize voting equipment in several states; Sidney Powell's attempt to obtain preemptive pardons from Trump; and revelatory communications between the president and his co-conspirators. We see the prosecution take shape in Willis's office in the face of heinous threats of violent retaliation from Trump's supporters.

With blockbuster original reporting and exclusive access to thousands of secret documents, emails, text messages, and audio recordings, Find Me the Votes is investigative journalism at its finest. The authors also conducted exclusive interviews with key sources in the Trump conspiracy, as well as with the president's top targets, including Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger and the Fulton County DA's team–featuring hours of interviews with Fani Willis herself. This is riveting contemporary history, and a lasting account of the prosecution of a president who tested the rule of law as no president ever had before. Isikoff and Klaidman have written a story for the ages.

About the Authors

Michael Isikoff is an award-winning Washington investigative journalist and the author of three New York Times bestsellers: "Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter's Story"; "Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal and the Selling of the Iraq War" (with David Corn); and "Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump" (also with David Corn). He has worked for the Washington Post, Newsweek, NBC News, and Yahoo News and is a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, and other networks. He lives with his wife and son in Washington, D.C.

Daniel Klaidman is an award-winning journalist and author based in Brooklyn. He spent more than a decade at Newsweek, where he served as managing editor, Washington Bureau chief, Middle East correspondent, and investigative reporter. Klaidman was a key part of the teams that won National Magazine Awards for Newsweek's coverage of 9/11 and the Monica Lewinsky affair. He previously served as Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University and is the author of "Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency." Most recently he was editor-in-chief of Yahoo News.

About the Conversation Partner

Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He also contributes to the Political Insider blog and Jolt newsletter, hosts the "Politically Georgia" podcast, cohosts shows on WSB and Georgia Public Broadcasting outlets, and is a frequent guest on local and national TV and radio programs. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in journalism and political science, and lives with his wife and two daughters in metro Atlanta.