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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-05 09:54 PM
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Suspicious death Athan Gibbs EVS developer

this is a story that congresswman Mckinney told us at the Nashville conference that I had not heard before, I was not sure if anyone had heard it but figured it needed it own thread.
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-05 10:09 PM
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1. articles from March 2004
Edited on Sun Apr-10-05 10:18 PM by cosmicdot
"Death of a patriot"

By Bob Fitrakis

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.


Collision on Interstate 65 fatal for Nashville man


Metro police officers investigate a wreck scene yesterday on Interstate 65 near MetroCenter Boulevard. Police said the SUV was southbound when it switched lanes, was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer truck and flipped over the median. The SUV's driver was killed.

A north Nashville man was killed yesterday morning when the Chevy Blazer he was driving cut in front of an 18-wheeler and the two collided, Metro police said in a statement.

Athan Lee Gibbs Sr., 47, of Bella Court was driving south on Interstate 65 near MetroCenter Boulevard about 10:30 a.m. when he changed lanes in front of the truck. The truck struck his Blazer, which went out of control, police said.

It rolled several times, went over the retaining wall and came to rest on its roof in northbound lanes. Gibbs was ejected.


"He wanted every vote to matter; Athan Gibbs, Sr. dies in crash"



Mr. Gibbs was killed about 10:30 a.m. Friday in a car crash on Interstate 65 near Eighth Avenue North as he drove from his north Nashville home to his downtown office at Tennessee State University's Business Incubation Center.

Metro police said Mr. Gibbs lost control of his Chevy Blazer after he cut in front of an 18-wheeler and the two vehicles collided. The Blazer rolled several times in the southbound lanes, went over the retaining wall and came to rest on its roof on the northbound side. Gibbs was ejected, police said.

Before his sudden death, friends and family said, Mr. Gibbs worked tirelessly on the TruVote system and, with backing from Microsoft Inc., was marketing his invention nationwide.

''He loved God, he loved people and he loved democracy, and we're going to keep his dream going,'' said Mr. Gibbs' 25-year-old son, Jonathan, who worked with his father on the project. ''It's more important than ever now to make sure his vision becomes a reality.''

Mr. Gibbs spent about three years and roughly $2 million including thousands of dollars from his own bank account to develop and market the electronic vote-casting system. TruVote allows voters to touch their candidates' names on a computer screen and receive receipts of their vote at the end of the process. They can then go to a Web site, punch in their voter validation number and make sure their vote was recorded.


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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-05 10:12 PM
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2. thanks for the other articles
they are appreciated
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