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H.O.T. Requests Open Records From Racine County

H.O.T. has requested open records from Racine County Clerk Wendy Christensen and others as follows;

Note; Statements have been made by Racine County Clerk Wendy Christensen, State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos that the Racine County Dominion Voting machines were not connected to the internet.


H.O.T.Government

Honest Open Transparent

Racine County Clerk Wendy M. Christensen

730 Wisconsin Ave Racine, WI 53403

Email: RCClerk@racinecounty.com

4- 8 -2021


Subject: Wisconsin Public Records Request


Ms. Wendy Christensen, This letter is a request for the inspection of the following records under Wisconsin Public Record laws.

(Wisconsin Statutes 19.31-39 and others)

This Wisconsin Public Records Request is specifically focused on any records of the following between February 1st 2020 to December 31st. 2020:

Specific records requests:

Maintain and protect ALL records of the following.

The requester wishes to review all documents as requested below:


1. Wendy Christensen, County clerk - records to include emails, notes and correspondence relating to County of Racine activities concerning the 2020 elections with the listed below contents.

2. Copies of County of Racine policies and procedures for selection and hiring of poll workers.

3. All communications between the office of the County Executive, office of the County Legal Counsel and office of Human resources concerning the 2020 elections.

4. All communications containing CTCL, National Vote at Home Institute, Center for Tech and Civic Life, Wisconsin Safe voting plan, Ideas42, Michelle Nelson, Tiana Epps Johnson, John McLaughlin, Kris Teske, John Antaramian, Maribeth Witzel-Behl, S. Claire Woodall-Vogg, Kathleen Fischer, Whitney May, Hillary Hall, Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein, Tara Coolidge, Vicky Salkowe, Regi Bachochin, Fabi Maldonado, Jody Spencer, Nick Demske, Melissa Kaprelian-Becker, Robin Vos, Van Wanggaard, Robert Wittke, Cory Mason, Scott Letteney, Marisa Roubik.

5. Identify Racine County computer, voting machine, software or any other electronic device owned, leased, or used by Racine County with ID 3b:4d:09:3d:be:56 and 07:59:bb:8c:3b:11 and 5b:90ce.66.f5:83 and 5b:90cc.66.f5:83 in 2020.

6. Identify the owner user or lessee in Racine County in 2020 of IP address and location IP 216.186.47 and 2.16.186.2

7. Copy of purchase, lease, user agreement Racine County has with Dominion voting machines from 2015-2020.

8. Copy of purchase, lease, user, agreement Racine County has with Smartmatic voting software from 2015-2020.

9. Copy of contract with Dominion voting machines 2015-2020.

10. Copy of software agreement with Smartmatic, Dominion Voting Systems, Scytl or any other voting software used in collecting votes, storing votes, counting votes, adjudicating votes, or transmitting votes in Racine County from 2015-2020.

11. Contract or contracts with all other voting machines or software used in voting in Racine County elections in 2020.

12. Were any or all voting machines or election devices including software owned, leased, or used connected to the internet in any form counting votes, collecting votes, adjudicating votes, storing votes, or transmitting votes while votes were being cast, counted, stored, adjudicated, reviewed, transmitted, between November 1, 2020 thru November 5, 2020 give specific details as how the internet was used.

13. Were any representatives of Dominion, Smartmatic, or any software or voting device manufacturer present at any voting location between November 1, 2020 and November 5, 2020. If so, identify who they were.

14. Identify all persons who verified the vote count in Racine County for the November 3, 2020 election.

15. Number of adjudicated ballots in Racine County from November 1, 2020 thru November 5, 2020 per presidential election per voting machine and physical location.

16. Identify any and all voting machines or election devices including software owned, leased, or used that have default passwords.

17. Confirm or deny contract requires identifying FOIA requesters.

The requester wishes to review these files in its entirety.

Please be aware that the Open Record laws define “records” to include information that is maintained on paper as well as electronically stored records, such as data files, video, and unprinted emails.

Wisconsin Public Record laws shall be construed in every instance with the presumption of complete public access consistent with the conduct of government business. The denial of access to public records is generally

contrary to the public interest and only in exceptional cases can public records access be denied. Should you deny any part of this request, the law requires you to do so in writing and state what part of the law you believe entitles you to deny my request. {Wisconsin Statute 19.35,(4),(a)}

The law requires you to respond to this request “as soon as possible and without delay”. Compliance is mandatory by law. Comply and produce all the requested records or deny the records request (all or in part) within ten days.

Compliance at some unspecified future time is not authorized by the public records law. The records custodian has two choices: comply or deny. WTMJ, Inc. v. Sullivan, 204 Wis. 2d 452, 457-58, 555 N.W.2d 140, 142 (Ct. App. 1996).

To expedite and simplify the response, and in stewardship of our good earth’s resources, please respond to this request in an electronic media form.

If there are questions or clarification needed of this request, please inform me so I may clarify or refine this request.

Please promptly contact me so I may conduct an inspection of these records.

Respectfully submitted,

HOT Government & Harry Wait

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