I know more. It’s a good feeling.
Normally the city secretary does a sample. This time, knowing how contentious the issue is, she was smart enough to examine every single signed petition from the get-go. To her full-time staff of 17, Deborah Watkins added 38 temps to accomplish the task. I don’t envy those people.
But so they started going through the 80,000 petitions, and they put them in two piles: Pile A was petitions that were clearly hunky-dory. No question. Pile B was the stuff that needed more work. I don’t know. The signatory had sloppy penmanship, and the temp couldn’t read the address. Stuff like that.
Pile A didn’t equal 48,000 valid signatures. So then the staff tackled Pile B, which I think yielded a Pile C of petitions that needed even more work.
Upshot: the idea I had that the staff was re-examining everything was wrong. They are only re-examining Pile B. Or Pile C. And the notion, at this point, that Hunt and TrinityVote have come up short most likely it seems probably comes from the fact that Pile A came up short.
I think that’s what I know.