Friday, September 30, 2011
Controversial incumbent Kathy Nickolaus up for re-election in November 2012, but there are hints of a primary election.
Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus may face a primary opponent if she seeks re-election in 2012. Keith Best, who is in charge of public relations with the Republican Party of Waukesha County, said in a comment on Patch that not all area Republicans are happy with her performance. "Nickolaus will be primaried," Best wrote in the comment. "Once again the voters will decide." Nickolaus made national news this spring when she failed to release the City of Brookfield's results from the hotly contested state Supreme Court race between David Prosser and JoAnne Kloppenburg. The mistake led to a state investigation into what happened on the April 6 election night. The Government Accountability Board cleared Nickolaus of criminal misconduct. …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Wisconsin Government Accountability Board says Kathy Nickolaus failed to properly report state Supreme Court election results on election night, but her conduct was not willful or criminal.
- Lisa Sink
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Updated 4:55 p.m. with Kloppenburg campaign statement: An independent probe into Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus found she likely violated state elections laws in her bungled release of state Supreme Court election results in April, but her conduct was not willful or criminal. Nickolaus failed to release the City of Brookfield's results on election night for the hotly contested race between incumbent Justice David Prosser Jr. and challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg. Adding the city's 14,315 votes two days later flipped the winner from Kloppenburg to Prosser in a race that became enveloped in the controversial clampdown on public employee collective bargaining rights. Kloppenburg had declared victory on election night with a 204-vote lead …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Incumbent David Prosser wins controversial election following recount.
Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg conceded the state Supreme Court race to incumbent David Prosser on Tuesday, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. Kloppenburg had until today to file a court challenge after the Government Accountability Board declared Prosser the winner in the election following a recount. A copy of the official canvass certification and report can be found on its website. Prosser received 752,694 votes to his challenger, Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg, who received 745,690 winning by .46 percent of the vote, according to the GAB. The recount gained 371 votes for Prosser and 683 votes for Kloppenburg, according to the GAB. The change wasn’t enough for Kloppenburg to recover the …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Waukesha County recount concluded Friday, giving incumbent lead over Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg.
The Government Accountability Board declared incumbent Justice David Prosser as the winner of the state Supreme Court race following a lengthy recount of the ballots cast in the April 5 election. Prosser received 752,694 votes to his challenger, Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg, who received 745,690 winning by .46 percent of the vote, according to the GAB. The recount gained 371 votes for Prosser and 683 votes for Kloppenburg, according to the GAB. The change wasn’t enough for Kloppenburg to recover the difference of 7,004 votes between the two candidates. Kloppenburg had declared victory when reports April 6 showed she was ahead by about 200 votes. However, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus left out of her report to the …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Kloppenburg picks up about 300 votes but still loses by 7,000.
More than six weeks after the state Supreme Court election, the recount of votes has concluded — and the outcome hasn't changed as incumbent David Prosser defeated challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg by about 7,000 votes. The statewide recount wrapped up on Friday when Waukesha County reported its final totals to the state's Government Accountablity Board. The official totals in that county show Prosser with 92,331 votes, 68 more than were reported in the official canvass report. Kloppenburg had 32,777 votes, 19 more than what what Waukesha County originally reported to the state. If Kloppenburg was looking for hidden votes in Waukesha County, she didn't find them as Prosser actually saw his margin of victory widen there by 49 votes. Unofficial …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
All ballots have been counted in state Supreme Court race but waiting on the Board of Canvassers to complete process.
Waukesha County reported 15,249 ballots in the state Supreme recount to the Government Accountability Board as of Wednesday night as the county is nearing an end of the recount that involves 125,070 ballots. The county – which is the last county in the state to complete the recount – has reported 105,141 votes to the election regulation board. However, all ballots have been counted, according to an e-mail from Ellen Nowak, chief of staff for Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas. That means about 84 percent of the votes have been reported to the GAB in the recount for the April 5 election between incumbent David Prosser and Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg. "As of this afternoon, all ballots for the April 5, 2011, election …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
City of Waukesha ballots are counted but not yet completely reported to the Government Accountability Board.
Waukesha County has reported 78,557 ballots in the state Supreme recount to the Government Accountability Board as of Monday night, which is about 62.8 percent of the ballots cast in the April 5 election between incumbent David Prosser and Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg. From the city of Waukesha, which was expected to be completed last week, 3,385 ballots have been reported to the GAB. The remaining approximately 12,000 ballots have been counted but not yet reported to the GAB. The ballots will be reported to the GAB after the Board of Canvassers finalizes the City of Waukesha recount, according to an e-mail from Ellen Nowak, chief of staff to Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas. When the city of Waukesha's votes are …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
34.3 percent of vote recounted in controversial Wisconsin county.
Ballots from the city of Waukesha in the state Supreme Court election recount are being reviewed at the Waukesha County Courthouse. The recount of the city's votes began Tuesday morning. Lisbon is also undergoing its recount at the same time. "It has been going smoothly," said Ellen Nowak, chief of staff for Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas, adding there were no major issues Tuesday morning. As of Monday evening, Waukesha County had recounted 42,942 ballots, which is about 34.3 percent of the vote. The City of Waukesha had 15,728 people vote in the state Supreme Court Election – 10,471 for Prosser and 5,257 for Kloppenburg. Waukesha County recounted 6,031 votes on Monday after the county received an extension to finish its scrutinized …
Monday, May 9, 2011
City of Waukesha votes will be recounted beginning Tuesday in State Supreme Court election.
With votes for the city of Waukesha expected to be reviewed beginning Tuesday, Waukesha County will have until May 26 to finish its hand recount of the state Supreme Court race that sharply divided the state's electorate, a judge has ruled. Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess agreed this morning to extend today's deadline for completion of the historic recount of the race between incumbent Justice David Prosser and challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg. Waukesha County Corporation Counsel Tom Farley participated in the hearing via telephone conference. The county will check in with the judge at 11:30 a.m. Friday to report its progress. "Hopefully we will be done sooner" than May 26, said Ellen Nowak, chief of staff for Waukesha County …
Monday, May 2, 2011
The Waukesha County Board of Canvassers has counted about 11,000 votes after 4 1/2 days. Deadline to complete the county's 125,000-vote recount is May 9.
With one week before the recount deadline, Waukesha County has nearly 10% of its votes recounted, resulting in a net change of 12 additional votes for incumbent state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser. The Waukesha County Board of Canvassers had counted about 11,000 of the county's 125,070 original votes cast, as of mid-day Monday. About 48% of all votes statewide had been recounted as of 12:50 p.m. Monday, or 718,230 votes of the approximately 1.5 million cast, according to the state Government Accountability Board. That did not include votes from 27 reporting units that were being reviewed by state elections officials. May 9 is the deadline for completing the recount, which was requested by challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg after she lost …