Waukesha— The era of elections marred by late reporting and ballots being found at the last minute is coming to a close in Waukesha Wisconsin. County clerk Kathy Nickolaus has announced she will not seek reelection when her term ends in November. The announcement comes just weeks after she was ordered to step aside by Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas for the upcoming recall elections.
Nickolaus’s competency in running a clean election was thrust into the national spotlight last year during the hotly contested Supreme Court race between Justice David Prosser and Joanne Kloppenburg. It was during that election when late reporting along with “discovering” some 14,000 ballots well after polls had closed in the tight Supreme Court race that Waukesha was seen as running corrupt elections. The discovered ballots ending up flipping the result into Justice Prosser’s favor, giving Republicans the majority on the Supreme Court.