It looks like this recount isn't going to get completed.
One always hears about what a great job machine learning can do with image recognition. I believe it. Given that, you would think somebody could design a smart fast system to quickly verify signatures and recount mail-in ballots, which are the more problematic ones. I would guess/hope 98% would pass and a couple percent would get kicked out for hand review. Maybe add a fingerprint or something as a backup ID, although there might be issues with that. My point being -- is this really so hard!?
Of course, if a legislature proposed having such a smart fast system, Democrats would complain it must be voter suppression. Or, they'd say it was a tricky way to catch criminals.