“Surprise:” Machines are better than humans at counting ballots

The Wisconsin recount may have a surprise in store after all. Actually, it’s not a “surprise” to anyone with ballot-counting experience:

Thanks to the efforts of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, a recount is underway in Wisconsin. It is highly unlikely to change the outcome — as Hillary Clinton’s campaign has stated — but it is much more likely to overturn some conventional wisdom about counting votes. In particular, we may learn, yet again, that computers are better than humans at counting ballots.