Here's how it works: The paper ballot is scanned. A digital image is created. Then, that digital image is used to count your vote.
But that's not the end of the story.
i.e., the state filed a court motion to halt the order that required election officials to preserve electronic ballot records.
Republican Sec. of State John Merrill says he doesn't have the authority to maintain those records or to tell local election officials to do so. 🤨
-All processed images
-Processed write-in images only
One of these options must be selected. The Sec of State simply needs to send an email telling election officials which to select.
But he says he can't tell them to preserve all digital ballot records from today's #ALSen race.
To resolve this, the digital & paper ballot are needed.
And that's not all...
Turns out, there's no evidence crossover voting even took place. It was just a voter intimidation tactic.