He's in pmdev diotalevi therefore he can put together a patch that will directly access the vote table. And I dispute the claim that "if it were meant to be public it would be" it reminds me of that old saying, "if we were meant to fly we would have wings". Neither of course are true. A little ingenuity and planning can go a long way to overcoming such issues. Whether zdogs plans come to fruition is another story of course, but until we see the patch we can't possibly evaluate its merits now can we?
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.