Prediction: Alabama destroys voting records and suffers no consequences whatsoever.
EDIT: I like being wrong.
[BREAKING: We just got a call from attorneys John Brakey and Chris Sautter from #Alabama. The State Supreme Court, without a hearing, but on the pure "ex-parte" (i.e. private) complaint of the State, "stayed" — that is, OVERTURNED THIS MORNING’S RULING TO PRESERVE ALL BALLOTS!]( https://twitter.com/Greg_Palast/status/940443136010145793
Reading the article will tell you that the order is about not destroying the physical ballot. This is to prevent potential tampering of digital ballots
In a few weeks: "Whoops! Looks like the main server fell down some stairs, landed on the boxes with all the paper ballots, then the backup servers tripped on top of *them*, and then the whole thing exploded in a fiery mass. The fire sprinklers just happened to be off for service that day. Really, it was a tragic accident, the whole thing."
What are the chances there won't be a lawsuit of some sort after this election?
Why the fuck is this even necessary? Shouldn't not destroying records be the default?
All they have to do is not comply, something Alabama officials are highly practiced in doing.