I guess you never heard of an audit. Too bad Zippy.
Again dopey... Here's what the Secetary of State is saying... http://www.hdnews.net/opinion/...
There’s an important reason why neither I, nor Sedgwick County officials, can hand over any ballots to the WSU employee — because it’s a crime to do so. Under K.S.A. 25-2422, it’s a felony to “disclos(e) or expos(e) the contents of any ballot” after the election contest period has ended, even if the names of voters are redacted. Another Kansas law, K.S.A. 25-3107(a), specifically prohibits county election officials from unsealing the containers in which ballots are kept after an election. Only under a judicial order, when the outcome of a specific race has been contested, can those containers be unsealed.
And there’s something else Lowry failed to mention. When the same WSU employee filed a nearly identical lawsuit a few years ago, seeking records from the 2010 elections, the district court judge ruled against her. The judge held that “disclosure of the records requested is not authorized under K.S.A. 25-2422.” The judge also pointed out if the ballots were disclosed, it might be possible to determine the votes of specific voters, even if the names were redacted. The potential loss of ballot privacy could make many people wary of voting.
Seems like it would be illegal for the records to be released in any form other than the already tabulated and available election results.