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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:09 PM
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44. A Tribute to the Author

'Daily Voting News' A Tribute to the Author.

April 29, 2009.

I'm sure that most, if not all, of you have heard of our loss of John Gideon. I'm also sure that you appreciated his faithfulness in providing you with up-to-the-day information about election issues.

He appreciated your faithfulness, too. Your work and personal engagement with him was a great inspiration to him and provided tremendous motivation for him to continue his work. Some of you expressed your gratitude to him in personal emails, which never failed to delight him. All of you expressed your appreciation by remaining subscribed to Daily Voting News. I don't say this lightly. He experienced your continuing subscriptions as appreciation for his work.

To state the obvious, John cannot be replaced. But DVN, John's personal brainchild and invaluable contribution to VotersUnite.Org, has become an essential resource in the election integrity community and beyond. I want to reassure you that I am working with other colleagues of John to figure out how VotersUnite can continue a form of DVN even in John's absence. Hopefully, it will not be long.

Many tributes to John and his work have been posted on many sites. I am including links to three. Sharing our memories of John and even our sorrow in losing his active presence is one way to draw strength from this untimely loss.

VotersUnite.Org: Celebrating the Life Of John Gideon

Bradblog: In Memoriam: John Gideon, 1947-2009. Father, grandfather, husband, veteran, patriot, co-director of VotersUnite.Org, democracy advocate, blogger, friend ...

NCVoters: Tributes to John Gideon, RIP National Election Integrity Hero (A collection of tributes from around the web.)

Ellen Theisen


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  -In Memoriam: John Gideon, 1947 - 2009 BradBlog  Apr-28-09 02:23 AM   #0 
  - O dear...... O dear......  demodonkey   Apr-28-09 02:28 AM   #1 
  - Oh, no!  Suich   Apr-28-09 02:43 AM   #2 
  - Peace to John Gideon.  Norrin Radd   Apr-28-09 03:45 AM   #3 
  - Very sad news. May John RIP. nt  snappyturtle   Apr-28-09 04:47 AM   #4 
  - Most sincere condolences, Brad.  livvy   Apr-28-09 05:42 AM   #5 
  - What sad news. The freedom and democracy-loving world has lost a champion.  Fly by night   Apr-28-09 06:15 AM   #6 
  - HORRIBLE news. We lost a true patriot!  mod mom   Apr-28-09 06:48 AM   #7 
  - John Gideon was a mensch  OnTheOtherHand   Apr-28-09 06:54 AM   #8 
  - Rest in peace, John Gideon.  pleah   Apr-28-09 07:19 AM   #9 
  - Rest in peace, John  sonias   Apr-28-09 07:32 AM   #10 
  - very sad news, a big loss  DemReadingDU   Apr-28-09 08:16 AM   #11 
  - Oh, my.  yowzayowzayowza   Apr-28-09 08:26 AM   #12 
  - Same age as my dad...too young to go but at least he spent his  lazyriver   Apr-28-09 08:44 AM   #13 
  - Rest in Peace.  Danger Mouse   Apr-28-09 09:32 AM   #14 
  - I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of this dedicated patriot.  troubleinwinter   Apr-28-09 09:50 AM   #15 
  - Wow. So sad. You will be missed, John. Rest in peace, Great Patriot.  Melissa G   Apr-28-09 09:52 AM   #16 
  - Thank you, John.  Wilms   Apr-28-09 09:58 AM   #17 
  - Find peace, dear man. My deepest sympathy to John's family and friends. n/t  Mnemosyne    Apr-28-09 10:05 AM   #18 
  - This makes me want to swear. But I won't, I will just say thank you and RIP John. nt  glitch   Apr-28-09 10:08 AM   #19 
  - up to carry on his work. Rest now., John G.  peacetalksforall   Apr-28-09 10:08 AM   #20 
  - Peace be unto you, John Gideon, and to those who knew and loved you.  ColesCountyDem   Apr-28-09 10:24 AM   #21 
  - Thank you and God bless you, John Gideon.  bleever   Apr-28-09 10:39 AM   #22 
  - Condolences to John's family and friends. This is very sad.  truckin   Apr-28-09 11:31 AM   #23 
  - One of the greatest patriots in the country at this time or any time.  Stevepol   Apr-28-09 11:35 AM   #24 
  - So sorry to hear this  vanboggie   Apr-28-09 11:38 AM   #25 
  - This is really sad. Very sad indeed. A great man.  glinda   Apr-28-09 11:49 AM   #26 
  - Oh no. Oh no.  tbyg52   Apr-28-09 12:26 PM   #27 
  - this is a real loss to our democracy. I'm sure he and Andy are looking down on us now.  garybeck   Apr-28-09 12:58 PM   #28 
  - I am very sorry. He was a young man and good.  roguevalley   Apr-28-09 04:44 PM   #29 
  - Rest well, brother.  cliffordu   Apr-28-09 04:59 PM   #30 
  - Peace, John. You did great for this world -  northofdenali   Apr-28-09 05:46 PM   #31 
  - NCCVV - we will honor John's work by continuing with the battle  WillYourVoteBCounted   Apr-28-09 07:00 PM   #32 
  - Thank you so much for this, WYVBC.  troubleinwinter   Apr-28-09 11:56 PM   #35 
     - I know many tears are being shed today  WillYourVoteBCounted   Apr-29-09 12:13 AM   #36 
  - RIP..  Historic NY   Apr-28-09 08:29 PM   #33 
  - So Heartbreakingly sad,,John Gideon will be truely missed!!  flyarm   Apr-28-09 09:53 PM   #34 
  - Too sad for words  Cookie wookie   Apr-29-09 02:55 AM   #37 
  - I'm so sorry.  kster   Apr-29-09 04:22 AM   #38 
  - Plse help me collect tributes to John Gideon, read more here  WillYourVoteBCounted   Apr-29-09 01:04 PM   #39 
  - so very sorry to hear this  diva77   Apr-29-09 03:28 PM   #40 
  - kick  mod mom   Apr-30-09 12:25 PM   #41 
  - A giant of a man...  althecat   Apr-30-09 03:03 PM   #42 
  - It's awful. nt  Bill Bored   Apr-30-09 09:51 PM   #43 
  - A Tribute to the Author  Wilms   May-02-09 03:09 PM   #44 

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