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Greg Palast

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Greg Palast is a journalist for the British Observer (a newspaper) and a self-proclaimed expert on corporate power; who works with labor groups and consumer groups. Notably, he has accused Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, and Florida Elections Unit Chief Clay Roberts, along with the ChoicePoint corporation, of voter fraud during the US Presidential Election of 2000.

Palast has lectured at Cambridge University and the University of São Paulo. He lives in London and New York City. Palast is originally from Los Angeles, the "scum-end of LA, between the power plant and the garbage dump", and was educated at the University of Chicago, where he claims to have been one of the "Chicago Boys".


ChoicePoint and the 2000 Election

Palast argues that ChoicePoint has a bias in favor of the Republican Party and knowingly used inaccurate data during the 2000 Election. Allegations include listing voters as felons for alleged crimes said to have been committed several years in the future. In addition, people who had been convicted of a felony in a different state and had their rights restored by said state, were not allowed to vote despite the restoration of their rights. Furthermore, it is argued that people were listed as felons based on a coincidence of names, despite other data (such as date of birth) which showed that the criminal record did not apply to the voter in question.

One should note Schlenther v. Florida Department of State (June 1998) which ruled that Florida could not prevent a man convicted of a felony in Connecticut, where he had not lost his voting rights, from voting. However, Florida continued to insist that felons who had been granted their full rights must first receive clemency from Governor Bush, a process which could take up to 2 years and ultimately was left to the discretion of Bush. NAACP filed suit arguing that Florida was in violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1964 and the US Constitution, while others argued that Florida was in violation of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

Long Island Lighting

In 1988, Palast directed a US civil racketeering investigation into the nuclear plant builder Long Island Lighting, in which a jury awarded the plaintiffs US$4.8 billion, however, New York's chief federal judge had the verdict thrown out.

Exxon Valdez

Palast has argued that the cause of the Exxon Valdez accident (1989) was an Exxon decision to turn the ship's radar off (in order to save money), as well as to various other breaches of safety regulations.


Palast believes that Reliant maintains a file on him, including false data regarding his sex life, which they distribute as propaganda against him (1-p.112).

Quotes by Greg Palast

Quotes Regarding Greg Palast

Writings by Greg Palast



Democracy and Regulation (with Theo MacGregor and Jerrold Oppenheim)
(ISBN 0745319424)

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
(ISBN 0452285674)
(2002, revised 2004)

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This page was last modified 11:54, 24 February 2008 by dKosopedia user DrDebug. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) Allamakee Democrat, Punishinglemur, Peabo, Bgod and Neutron. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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