America has lost a true patriot and an information quality (IQ) innovator in the untimely death of Rev. Athan L. Gibbs, Sr. (August 30, 1946 - March 12, 2004).

Athan was dismayed, as many were, by the 2000 presidential election problems and how broken the election processes actually were. The problems went beyond the 172,000 disqualified votes in Florida. A Caltech/MIT study determined that "4 to 6 million voters were 'disenfranchised' from the presidential election due to 'faulty equipment' [sic, should be 'Faulty Processes'] (1.5 to 2 million lost votes), registration mix-ups (1.5 to 3 million lost votes) and polling place operation failure (up to 1 million lost votes), plus an unknown number of lost votes due to absentee ballot problems. The 4 to 6 million votes lost in the presidential election due to election process failures is the equivalent of throwing out the votes of the entire state of Florida!"1

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