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Kelly Steele, a spokesman for the labor-backed We Are Wisconsin group, says it would be "criminal" to allow Nickolaus to have any role in the county's June 5 election. "After Kathy Nickolaus earned her reputation as the most incompetent or corrupt election clerk in America, Waukesha County assured the world she would no longer administer elections," Steele says. "All evidence from the May primary suggests she's fully in charge and reporting out results to the world."
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board has also demanded Nickolaus' resignation. "How can the citizens of Waukesha have any confidence that something else won't go wrong in the next election; something that will call into question the results?" the board asked in April. "They can't as long as Nickolaus remains in office." But although Nickolaus has said she won't run for reelection, she remains in her job—and, if the May 5 primary is any indication, she's still supervising elections.
Nickolaus, Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas, and Waukesha GOP director Cathy Waller did not respond to multiple requests for comment for this story. Read Full Story Here | Andy Kroll | Mother Jones