Karen Turnure and I were observers from 2:30 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday Dec 2. The time was mostly uneventful. The only major problem was in the Village of Pardeville when as I understood it, they found that 42 of the 126 absentee ballots did not contain initials but they had 126 Witnessed envelopes to correspond to the 126 ballots and everything else was in order and so in me discussing this with the Democrat member of the Board, she explained that her and the other members of the Board of Canvassers had accepted the ballots as good.
I do not know which candidates were voted for on the ballots. Everything seemed to be going OK with the overall recount and they were not going to be working on Sat and would start again on Monday and maybe would finish on Monday as they only had to finish up with Columbus that had already been started today and then do Portage, Lodi and Wi Dells which I understood would finish the Columbia County Recount.