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Party leader calls for clerk to resign over election count

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus holds a news conference in Waukesha on Thursday to explain how incorrect vote totals in the states Supreme Court race were released on election night. On Tuesday, the chairman of Waukesha County's Democratic Party called for the resignation of Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Michael Sears)

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus holds a news conference in Waukesha on Thursday to explain how incorrect vote totals in the states Supreme Court race were released on election night. On Tuesday, the chairman of Waukesha County's Democratic Party called for the resignation of Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Michael Sears)

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The chairman of Waukesha County’s Democratic Party is calling for the resignation of the county clerk who botched her count of last week’s state Supreme Court race.

Party chairman Victor Weer said in a news release Tuesday that vote counting and reporting by Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus has not only produced problems, she has ignored pleas to make the process more open and technologically reliable.

Last Thursday, Nickolaus announced that she failed to save on her computer more than 14,000 votes. That flipped the unofficial winner from JoAnne Kloppenburg to incumbent David Prosser.

All Wisconsin counties are expected to certify results to the state later this week.

Nickolaus did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

One comment

  1. Interesting this same “party leader” does not call for Dem. Assemblyman Gordon Hintz to resign over his illegal message behavior. Or Chris Abele for ignoring an arrest bench warrant for years.

    OR

    Called for Assemblyman Jeff Wood to resign for being a habitual drunk driver.

    Evidently, a clerical mistake is much worse when it works against a party’s interest. I agree this county clerk is somewhat incompetent, and has been for a long time before this. But to call for resignation over a computer punch issue/mistake, which was resolved in official vote canvass…that’s a tough standard for any elected Democrat to uphold.

    This is hypocritical political posturing at its worst.

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