Athan Gibbs

 

Age: 57

 

Summary: inventor of the TruVote Vote Validation System, a computer system he developed after the 2000 election and designed to restore the public's confidence in the ability to get each and every vote counted, which the TruVote system allows voters to touch their candidates' names on a computer screen, receive receipts of their vote and validate their votes later on the Internet (it has been described as one of the most promising technologies to replace antiquated voting systems), who was in the process of marketing the system with Microsoft's backing in nearly every state.

 

 

Cause of Death: Car accident

 

Born: August 30, 1946

 

Died: March 12, 2004

 

Location: Nashville, Tennessee