Kathy Nickolaus decided to just hand off her duties, instead of quitting. And she got a pat on the back from the Republican county executive for making the right decision? Of course, and it could only happen in Waukesha. See the original story here. WMTV:
jsonline: Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas said he would publicly call for County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus' resignation unless she handed off her election duties in the upcoming recalls to her deputy clerk.
Nickolaus chose the latter. She agreed to allow outside consultants and county staff to work with her deputy, Kelly Yaeger, to handle the election. Vrakas said, “when given the choice to step down or step aside, she made the right decision."
Just a recap from election night:
Nickolaus was to electronically upload the memory cards of the municipal ballot machines and produce summary reports throughout the night. Instead, the data transfer didn't work, something she said shocked her … As a result, she and her staff manually typed in every number for every race in every voting district into the wee hours of Wednesday morning and then proofed the results before putting them online. Initial results came about six hours after polls closed. Meanwhile, reporters were left to tabulate election outcomes by hand from yards of machine tapes that had been taped to walls in a county meeting room.