The observer reports that the recount in Ramsey Co. went smoothly on Friday. The process was orderly and civil. A few partisan observers contested ballots automatically/frivolously. The observer reported one glitch involving duplicate ballots: the original and duplicate ballots could not always be matched. This led to challenges and a lot of lost time in searching through piles of ballots. The election manager and two partisan spokespersons agreed among themselves how to treat mismatches that could not be reconciled.