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BradBlog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 03:23 AM
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In Memoriam: John Gideon, 1947 - 2009
In Memoriam:
John Gideon, 1947 - 2009




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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 03:28 AM
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1. O dear...... O dear......
Edited on Tue Apr-28-09 03:43 AM by demodonkey

Terrible, terrible news.

:cry:

On edit: John was one of our greatest advocates for transparent democracy and one of the few who really followed and took the EAC and others to task.

John was not only a founder of VotersUnite, he was also one of the original core founders of VoteTrustUSA and worked with so many other groups and organizations dedicated to election integrity.

He will be missed so much!

All I can say right now is that I know John has joined Andy and I know that those two will keep fighting with us from the Other Side.


:cry:

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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 03:43 AM
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2. Oh, no!
I'm so sorry to hear this.

RIP John Gideon

:cry:
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 04:45 AM
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3. Peace to John Gideon.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 05:47 AM
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4. Very sad news. May John RIP. nt
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livvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 06:42 AM
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5. Most sincere condolences, Brad.
He will be missed by so many, not only friends and family, but people like me who respected and appreciated his dedication and persistence in his mission, "To encourage citizen ownership of transparent, participatory democracy."

RIP, John, and thank you.
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 07:15 AM
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6. What sad news. The freedom and democracy-loving world has lost a champion.
John was way too young to lose. He is sorely missed.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 07:48 AM
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7. HORRIBLE news. We lost a true patriot!
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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 07:54 AM
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8. John Gideon was a mensch
What terrible news.
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 08:19 AM
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9. Rest in peace, John Gideon.
:patriot:
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 08:32 AM
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10. Rest in peace, John
He was a wonderful election reform advocate. He will me missed greatly.

:cry:

Sonia
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DemReadingDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 09:16 AM
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11. very sad news, a big loss

I'm so sorry to hear this.

My condolences to you and to his family.
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yowzayowzayowza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 09:26 AM
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12. Oh, my.
RIP, John. Condolences to his family.
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lazyriver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 09:44 AM
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13. Same age as my dad...too young to go but at least he spent his
limited time fighting the good fight and helping to strengthen our democracy. Peace and condolences to his family.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 10:32 AM
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14. Rest in Peace.
:patriot:
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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 10:50 AM
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15. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of this dedicated patriot.
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Melissa G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 10:52 AM
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16. Wow. So sad. You will be missed, John. Rest in peace, Great Patriot.
:cry: :grouphug: :patriot:
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 10:58 AM
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17. Thank you, John.
For your service, your candor, and for deliverin' it straight.



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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 11:05 AM
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18. Find peace, dear man. My deepest sympathy to John's family and friends. n/t
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 11:08 AM
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19. This makes me want to swear. But I won't, I will just say thank you and RIP John. nt
:cry:
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 11:08 AM
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20. up to carry on his work. Rest now., John G.
Edited on Tue Apr-28-09 11:09 AM by peacetalksforall
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ColesCountyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 11:24 AM
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21. Peace be unto you, John Gideon, and to those who knew and loved you.
Grant him, O Lord, eternal rest...
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 11:39 AM
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22. Thank you and God bless you, John Gideon.
:patriot:
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truckin Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 12:31 PM
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23. Condolences to John's family and friends. This is very sad.
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Stevepol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 12:35 PM
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24. One of the greatest patriots in the country at this time or any time.
Early on, I got on his list to receive Voting news each day. It started in about 2005 I think, but I got on maybe a year later. Then, for almost every day until just now, he sent his email listing all the articles of importance that day dealing with the US election system. If and when we take our democracy back from the electronic machine vendors and the corrupt elections officials and dirty tricksters, John will be one to whom we owe a huge debt of gratitude.
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vanboggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 12:38 PM
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25. So sorry to hear this
Condolences to John Gideon's family and friends. I send my appreciation for his tireless work on what I think is still the most critical issue, the biggest threat, to our country.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 12:49 PM
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26. This is really sad. Very sad indeed. A great man.
:cry: :cry: :cry: :grouphug:
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 01:26 PM
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27. Oh no. Oh no.
:cry:
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 01:58 PM
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28. this is a real loss to our democracy. I'm sure he and Andy are looking down on us now.
John you will be missed. Thank you John for all you have done.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 05:44 PM
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29. I am very sorry. He was a young man and good.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 05:59 PM
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30. Rest well, brother.
:patriot:
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 06:46 PM
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31. Peace, John. You did great for this world -
and will do it again in the next. :cry:
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 08:00 PM
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32. NCCVV - we will honor John's work by continuing with the battle
The North Carolina Coalition for Verified Voting shares sadness with the national e-voting community over the passing of John Gideon, Co Director of Voters Unite and author of Daily Voting News

John Gideon 1947-2009 R.I.P.


John Gideon, RIP

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Tributes to John Gideon, RIP National Election Integrity Hero

I was shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of John Gideon, co director of Voters Unite. John tirelessly sent out the Daily Voting News, along with commentary, 365 days a year beginning with late 2003. John worked non stop, he encouraged each of us in every state to fight, and said that just one person could make a difference. He would know - his efforts made all of the difference. We in North Carolina and other states who care about election transparency owe John a huge debt. We at NCCVV will honor John's memory by continuing the work we started together long ago. There's no words to express my gratitude to John for all he did or sadness for how much he will be missed, every day.

Below are tributes dedicated to John Gideon by: Brad Friedman of Brad Blog, Kim Alexander of CalVoter.org, Computer scientist Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Congressman Rush Holt, Warren Stewart of Verified Voting.org, Bob Fertik of Democrats.com, Mark Crispin Miller, and Howard Stanislevic of the E-Voter Education Project, and Luther Weeks of Connecticut... more at the link

http://ncvoters.blogspot.com/2009/04/tributes-to-john-g...


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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 12:56 AM
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35. Thank you so much for this, WYVBC.
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 01:13 AM
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36. I know many tears are being shed today
I've felt a huge loss, for all of us. Its hard to believe I won't be able to just
pick up a phone and call John with one of those really tough questions, to get one of
his very frank and informative answers.

He did one of the most important tasks that connected the e-voting movement and made
it so powerful that others studied it, studied us.

RIP John.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 09:29 PM
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33. RIP..
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 10:53 PM
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34. So Heartbreakingly sad,,John Gideon will be truely missed!!
My heartfelt condolences to John's family..he was a wonderful man and a wonderful American.

May John Rest in peace...we have lost another incredible angel, entirely too early in their life....

You will be missed John.
May God keep you in his enternal light.

fly
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Cookie wookie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 03:55 AM
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37. Too sad for words
What a loss.
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 05:22 AM
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38. I'm so sorry.
Condolences to his family and friends.
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 02:04 PM
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39. Plse help me collect tributes to John Gideon, read more here
Edited on Wed Apr-29-09 02:05 PM by WillYourVoteBCounted
I am collecting tributes to John Gideon on my blog at this link:
http://ncvoters.blogspot.com/2009/04/tributes-to-john-g...

As more come in, I am adding them. This will be shared with John's family so they can know how
important John was to us, to the e-voting movement.

You can help:
Anyone writing tributes to John, if you could blog them or post them on a page of your website, I
would like to be able to post an excerpt and link for my blog.

Please email me any tributes, so far I have tributes from the following::

Brad Friedman of Brad Blog, Kim Alexander of CalVoter.org, Computer scientist Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Congressman Rush Holt, Warren Stewart of Verified Voting.org, Bob Fertik of Democrats.com, Mark Crispin Miller, and Howard Stanislevic of the E-Voter Education Project, and Luther Weeks of Connecticut, Bo Lipari of NYVV, John Washburn, Rick Hasen of ElectionLawBlog, BlackboxVoting.org...


Joyce McCloy
www.ncvoter.net
336-794-1240
email address: joyce at ncvoter.net
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diva77 Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 04:28 PM
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40. so very sorry to hear this
:(

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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:25 PM
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41. kick
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althecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 04:03 PM
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42. A giant of a man...
My deepest sympathies to all those who knew and loved him. And thankyou Brad for this wonderful tribute.

alastair
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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 10:51 PM
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43. It's awful. nt
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:09 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
Director
www.VotersUnite.Org

~snip/links~

http://www.votersunite.org/article.asp?id=8390

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