This is strange. I told you all my little story about driving to the Durham County Board of Elections headquarters on Saturday, only to be told that there were so many volunteers I wasn't needed for the recount. Now the Raleigh News and Observer, the local paper, says that all of those ballot counters were hired hands! It even says how much it cost for them to do the job [which will be done well before the 7 pm deadline tonight.] The only way I can square the two stories is to assume that what was actually needed was volunteers ready to do the work for pay.
Sigh. Some days, it is really, really hard to be a good guy.