I’m about 200 votes into the 599 they provide for your determination; that’s about a sixth of the current challenge pool. If you’re a recount junkie, I encourage you to at least start the sorting, because I found it a revelation.
The point driven home as so many ballots whiz by: there will be dozens of decisions that are subjective as hell, no matter how well you know the law. Not a few decisions; many — and possibly enough to tip the election.
For that reason, I found the exercise alarming. I was pretty confident that we’d at least get through the Canvass Board process with a clear leader; I’m less optimistic now.
Still, my compliments to the Strib for the illumination. They weren’t the first off the blocks with a ballot challenge, but theirs is the most comprehensive so far.
By the way, you also get a sense of how many stupid challenges there are.