[Ed. – Violating state law by a calendar factor of some 20-plus months, it appears. The records are supposed to be kept for 22 months.]
Rock County Clerk Lisa Tollefson told a media outlet that she was concerned about an “Arizona-style” audit of elections machines in Wisconsin. She was worried about outside groups accessing the county’s voting equipment and “breaking the chain of custody.” …
Tollefson apparently had no issue clearing out important elections records shortly after a November presidential election that has raised a lot of red flags and questions.
In a letter obtained by Empower Wisconsin, Tollefson denied an open records request in part because the information sought on Rock County’s election system did not exist.
“The Rock County election system was updated at the end of December 2020 through the beginning of January 2021. Ballot images and vote cast records were pulled from the system prior to the update,” the clerk wrote.