WTF, Waukesha?!?!

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Re: WTF, Waukesha?!?!

Postby snoqueen » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:46 am

Nickolaus offers an explanation: ... 32745.html

She says the GAB told her to make the changes. Then the machines were supposed to be run through a public test, which was not done. She is once again not responding to questions about that part.

This woman has to be the worst manager in the world, even though I feel like the Journal-Sentinel is trying to give her the benefit of the doubt.

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Re: WTF, Waukesha?!?!

Postby FJD » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:05 am

State elections officials found that on Friday, March 30, days before the election, the Town of Waukesha was the only remaining community that had wrongly grouped parts of two congressional districts into the same vote reporting unit. County clerks statewide had been warned by the elections board about avoiding that kind of problem two months earlier.

So she not only screwed up coding the fix she had to put in, and skipped testing it, but had she been paying attention at all, it would have been corrected prior to the original testing.

Maybe taking the choice of county clerk out of the voter's hands isn't the right answer but something needs to be done to make sure this kind of stupidity doesn't happen again.

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Re: WTF, Waukesha?!?!

Postby Beaver » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:51 pm

Kathy Nickolaus is still working to prevent accurate ballot counting from the June 5 election.
Infamous Waukesha, WI Election Clerk Threatens to 'Destroy' Historic Walker Recall Ballots Amid Statewide Public Hand Count Effort
Bi-partisan citizen effort to oversee completely unverified June 5th results 'illegally' blocked by Kathy Nickolaus...

"One of the most notorious election officials in the nation may be mercifully retiring at the end of this year, but that hasn't stopped her from attempting to block citizens hoping to oversee the accuracy of their own elections in one of the most right-leaning counties in Wisconsin, following one of the most contentious elections of the year and certainly in state history.

Waukesha, WI County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus had, at one time, after the repeated controversies around her failed administration of several elections, promised to step aside and allow her deputy to administer the June 5th recall elections, only to reverse course weeks later. Now, clearly back in the saddle, she has notified an Election Integrity group which has organized hand-counts across the state, that she was preparing to "destroy" the paper ballots cast in the election before they can be hand-counted by the group, unless she receives a court order to do otherwise by noon today."

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