Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Lengthy and Laborious, Indeed

By the Count's count, a ballot-by-ballot review could take daaaaaaays.

She has some lines out to statisticians and mathemeticians (people who actually know something), but that won't slow down the prognosticating process.

If you go literally one ballot at a time, and take an average of 15 seconds to review each one, county workers and lawyers could plough through 240 an hour, 1,680 in a seven-hour work day (allow an hour for lunch and danish breaks), and 8,400 in a week.

As swift as a goose on the Schuylkill during rush hour, you might get done in about three weeks. Or not.

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