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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-05 02:50 PM
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28. Thanks, troubleinwinter! Remember ATHAN GIBBS?
Thank you for remembering Mr. Curtis and Mr. Lemme and the story that goes to "the top."

Here's the story of Mr. Gibbs, an accountant who developed a paper-trail voting machine. Odd how the technology existed, but the secretaries of state, on the whole, did zero to ensure that each vote not only registered, but could be verified.

Mr. Gibbs lost his life in an automobile accident:

Black Box Voting

Death of a patriot

By Bob Fitrakis
Senior Editor, The Free Press

March 19, 2004The subject line on Tuesdays email read: Another mysterious accident solves a Bush problem. Athan Gibbs dead, Diebold lives. The attached news story briefly described the untimely Friday, March 12, death of perhaps Americas most influential advocate of a verified voting paper trail in the era of touch screen computer voting.

Gibbs, an accountant for more than 30 years and the inventor of the TruVote system, died when his vehicle collided with an 18-wheeled truck which rolled his Chevy Blazer several times and forced it over the highway retaining wall where it came to rest on its roof.

Coincidence theorists will simply dismiss the death of Gibbs as a tragic accident..

Gibbs death bears heightened scrutiny because of the way he lived his life after the 2000 Florida election debacle. I interviewed Athan Gibbs in January of this year. Ive been an accountant, an auditor, for more than 30 years. Electronic voting machines that dont supply a paper trail go against every principle of accounting and auditing thats being taught in American business schools, he insisted.

These machines are set up to provide paper trails. No business in America would buy a machine that didnt provide a paper trail to audit and verify its transaction. Now, they want the people to purchase machines that you cant audit? Its absurd.

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