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Week 4: What Happens to a Dream Deferred?

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Note from David Earnhardt, "Uncounted" filmmaker: Each week until the election we will release a clip from UNCOUNTED because now, more than ever, people need to see stories that will motivate them to stand up and help save our democracy. Please spread these clips around - to the bleary-eyed and the overworked and the uninspired and the skeptical. This week we offer the story of Nashville, Tennessee businessman Athan Gibbs, who had a very simple, yet extraordinarily powerful, idea.

WEEK 4: What Happens to a Dream Deferred?


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Athan Gibbs had a dream: Count every vote. Athan Gibbs had a standard: You should be able to verify your vote the same way you can verify how much money you have in the bank. Athan Gibbs had a question: Why, if you're an ATM manufacturer, would you make a machine that doesn't provide a paper trail and can't be audited? Athan Gibbs had an idea: Make a voting machine where the voter has an opportunity to verify that their vote has been received , recorded and counted.

This is the story of Athan Gibbs' quintessential dream - and its tragic conclusion.

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