Appeals court orders secretary of state make ballot information public

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A state appeals court on Friday found that Secretary of State Scott Schwab violated the Kansas open records law when he decided to eliminate the ability of an election database to produce a report showing who cast provisional ballots.

The three-judge panel reversed District Judge Teresa Watson's decision to reject a lawsuit brought by civic activist Davis Hammet, who argued that Schwab violated the law . . .


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