In suburban Gwinnett County, the audit was conducted in a large room in the back of the elections office. Near the main entrance, black ballot boxes were lined up in five rows, ready to be distributed among 60 white tables spaced around the room.The morning went smoothly — for the most part. At around 11 a.m., one of the workers was given a warning for taking out a phone, potentially violating a rule against taking pictures of the ballots. The worker received a warning. The counting continued.In Paulding County, a deeply conservative area that went heavily for Mr. Trump, 42 workers paired up around 21 tables in a government office. Most of the workers were not wearing masks even though coronavirus cases are once again rising in the state.By around 3 p.m., Ms. Holden said, about a quarter of the county’s 85,600 ballots had been recounted. Roughly 50 ballots had been flagged for review by a bipartisan adjudication panel, but in each case, she said, the Democrat and Republican agreed on the voter’s intent.Richard Fausset reported from Marietta and Dallas, Ga., and Jannat Batra from Lawrenceville, Ga. But Ms. Eveler said that in Cobb County, ballots deemed to have potential issues in the first counting — about five or six boxes’ worth — had already been separated and adjudicated once, making it unlikely that significant numbers of votes would change in the recount.Any ambiguous ballots, including the batch that was already adjudicated, would be sent to a panel composed of a Democrat, a Republican and a representative from the county election board. That panel is scheduled to meet publicly on Saturday.- Advertisement – Later in the day, said Janine Eveler, the director of elections and registration for Cobb County, the workers would move on to hand-marked absentee ballots, which take more time because of potential issues that need to be closely examined. – Advertisement – Updated Nov. 12, 2020, 7:30 p.m. ET- Advertisement – All of Georgia’s 159 counties rely on such panels to resolve issues of ambiguous voter intentions.A little more than three hours after Cobb County began its recount, its election board certified the results based on the original count. And yet the workers recounted anyway. Ms. Eveler said the total would be recertified if it changed.Similar scenes played out across the state.- Advertisement –
Kayla Fitzgerald-Hullemeyer, age 25 of Batesville, died Friday, July 8, 2016 at her residence. Born August 16, 1990 in Beech Grove, Indiana, she is the daughter of Jacqueline (Nee: Wenning) and Brent Fitzgerald. She married Tyler Hullemeyer July 2, 2016. She was a care giver with the Direct Support Staff of New Horizons.Kayla had a magnetic personality that drew people to her. Kind hearted, energetic and outgoing, she liked being able to help others which made her a natural for her job of helping individuals with special needs. She was also athletic, having played soccer in high school where she could play several positions as well as a pitcher for the softball team. A talented artist, she excelled at abstract painting and was very much an animal lover. In her down time, she enjoyed watching HGTV, Once Upon a Time and loved watching movies. To say Kayla was a huge Star Wars fanatic would be an understatement. Although not one to watch a lot of sports, she did like football and was a Steelers fan.Kayla is survived by her parents Jackie and Brent Fitzgerald of Batesville; husband Tyler Hullemeyer of Batesville; daughter Zoey Fay; sisters Miranda Fitzgerald of Indianapolis, Indiana, Isabel Fitzgerald of Batesville; maternal grandparents Rosie and Ralph Wenning of Batesville; paternal grandmother Nancy Beckner of Indianapolis, Indiana as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Gary Fitzgerald.Visitation is Tuesday, July 12th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13th, at the Srs. of St. Francis Chapel in Oldenburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Zoey Fay Trust Fund or New Horizons.