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Election day ruling allows destruction of Alabama voting records

(Moore and Jones courtesy AP and Doug Jones for Senate) Election day ruling allows destruction of Alabama voting records

In a last-minute ruling on election day, the Supreme Court of Alabama stayed a lower court’s ruling related to the preservation of digital voting records according to a report by AL.COM.

A small group of voters sued to force Secretary of State John Merrill to keep digital images of ballots filled out at polls.

On Monday, a Montgomery County Circuit Court sided with the plaintiffs and issued an order to keep all of those digital records.

The Supreme Court’s decision to stay the Montgomery order means the Secretary of State does not have to keep the records.

A hearing on the merits on the case is scheduled for later this month, after the special election.

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