I monitored early voting results for most of Riley Township this morning.
As one observers observed, it was like watching paint dry.
Most voted early at the Marengo early voting site.
But some voted in Woodstock. To find them, every roll of results had to be viewed.
It was slow going.
McHenry and Lake in the Hills were among them.
I figure the early voting part of the recount will take many days.
I also watched as ballots were run through the optical scanning tabulating machine.
The sensors were picking up not only the solid black marks, but check marks and X’s.
I saw a couple of ballots with nothing but a vote for Kirk Dillard for Governor and guessed they were from teachers or other union members.
Andrew Zinke had one attorney from the Gummerson law firm in attendance for part of the morning, plus Chicago political operative Rudi Patitucci of Deep Blue Strategies, a firm that touts victories of Democrats, toward the end of the morning.
Since the Zinke campaign showed virtually no interest in this part of the recount, one might conclude that they will base any chances of a turnaround on comparing signatures of those who voted in the fifty-three selected precincts with those who cast votes. The Chicago firm says it has experience in petition challenges and that is basically a signature check operation.