UPDATE: Democrats Remove Vote Tampering Allegations in Recall Election

Upset over returns in recall election, Democratic Party spokesman goes after controversial Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus.

Update, 1 a.m. Wednesday: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has pulled a news release from its website that alleges vote tampering in Waukesha County by the county clerk.

The party chairman, Mike Tate, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that they would not "not pursue questions of irregularities" that was referenced by the Democratic Party in "heat-of-the-moment statements."

Earlier: Perhaps one of the Wisconsin, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus is again under political scrutiny during the Alberta Darling recall election. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is claiming there is tampering going on in Waukesha County.

"The race to determine control of the Wisconsin Senate has fallen in the hands of the Waukesha County clerk, who has already distinguished herself as incompetent, if not worse,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate in a prepared news release. “She is once more tampering with the results of a consequential election and in the next hours we will determine our next course of action. For now, Wisconsin should know that a dark cloud hangs over these important results."

A blog on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that the Democratic Party is stating there is tampering in Waukesha County because Nickolaus had not reported 10 out of 11 wards as of 11:25 p.m. Tuesday.

“We believe there’s dirty tricks afoot,” Graeme Zielinski, spokesman for the Democratic Party, told members of the media, including Whitefish Bay Patch.

Nickolaus forgot to report the results from the City of Brookfield in an unofficial report to the Associated Press on election night in April. The results caused Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg to declare victory. Instead, when the votes from Brookfield were reported to the Government Accountability Board, incumbent Justice David Prosser was declared the winner following a lengthy recount.

The incident had Democrats across the state calling for an investigation into the election night snafu and Nickolaus. Protesters immediately marched around the Waukesha County Courthouse demanding an investigation and for Nickolaus’ resignation. Nickolaus is an elected official.

Drive To 24 August 16, 2011 at 04:27 AM
LoveWaukesha August 16, 2011 at 05:52 AM
Anyone with integrity would also then apologize to Ms. Nickolaus and anyone with integrity within themselves would encourage him to do so. When he does that, then enough is said.
Drive To 24 August 16, 2011 at 12:12 PM
Ms. Nicholaus should have gone out of her way to make sure her votes were not counted last. She did not compensate for her huge blunder in the last race.
Drive To 24 August 16, 2011 at 12:16 PM
I agree Randy. Excellent point.
Drive To 24 August 16, 2011 at 12:17 PM
Bob McBride needs a reality check.


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