"State Supreme Court stays order directing Alabama not to destroy voting records...
Digital ballot images are essentially digitized versions of the paper ballots Alabamians fill out in the voting booth. In Alabama, these digital images are destroyed once an election has passed, according to Duncan.
"People think that when they mark the ballots and they go into the machine that that's what counted," she said. "But it's not, the paper ballot is not what's counted. That ballot is scanned and they destroy [the ballots] after the election ... If there's ever an election challenge you need to have what was actually counted."
I have believed for some time that there is not a chance in hell that Doug Jones will be declared the winner in Alabama, no matter what the real outcome of the vote is. The Republicans have experienced an unprecedented series of defeats in recent elections, and they absolutely have to stop the bleeding here and now, before it really takes on momentum. They cannot let Roy Moore win, and this is true even disregarding the fact that they need his vote to pass their tax theft bill. A victory in Alabama is the red line that Democrats cannot be allowed to cross, so the Republicans will do anything to prevent Jones from being declared the winner. So the evidence of who voted and which way will be destroyed before you wake up tomorrow, and that will be that.
Democracy, Republican style. Good enough for you, buster. Now move along and shut up.