From Inquirer reporter Natalie Pompilio:
They said it couldn't be done.
Election officials said it. Democrats bellowed it. Even Republicans, who wanted it, said it would take longer. (Personally, we reporters were planning to spend Christmas here.)
But it appears the hand recount of Chester County's 23,000 votes will be done by today.
Then officials will have to take up the issue of the missing votes- 9 yesterday, less today. And Judge Riley tomorrow will have to review the challenged ballots.
But the main task - the one that launched a thousand paper cuts - will be over.
It's a holiday miracle.