Pat, Winnebago County

Recount procedures were the same as I reported for 12/1 with a few new tabulators sitting alongside those who had worked together the day before at each table.  Having had some experience working together already, the recount seemed to go smoother on my second day of observation.  There were still some questions, but again they were handled professionally with reasoned problem solving skills and the ability to analyze  why counts might not be identical; then going through the ballots again to find the problem.  On the two days I observed, I found the recount to be carefully and accurately executed.  I learned that the leadership, professionalism, and integrity of our county clerk made the recount in Winnebago County (WI) a valuable and honest process.