Friday, September 30, 2011

Kathy Nickolaus Crime or No Crime?

"A county clerk likely violated the law when she failed to report thousands of votes in this spring's Wisconsin Supreme Court election, but her conduct wasn't criminal, state investigators said Wednesday. Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus couldn't explain how she failed to report the votes, investigators said, but they concluded she probably loaded a blank template into a reporting database rather than a template that contained the vote totals. Wisconsin law requires county clerks to post all returns on Election Night. "A county clerk likely violated the law when she failed to report thousands of votes in this spring's Wisconsin Supreme Court election, but her conduct wasn't criminal, state investigators said Wednesday. Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus couldn't explain how she failed to report the votes, investigators said, but they concluded she probably loaded a blank template into a reporting database rather than a template that contained the vote totals. Wisconsin law requires county clerks to post all returns on Election Night. Read more here. Amazing to believe that this is not a prosecutable crime. If I would have done something like this of course it's crime. So what did they do? Look into her vacuous eyes and decide everything was OK? Besides screwing around with previous elections she personifies the republican penchant for vote tampering (as opposed to voter fraud a nonexistent issue used to justify crappy legislation such as voter ID).

3 comments:

MarkGisleson said...

If it's a crime, I suspect it's the least of the crimes she committed that night.

dpjbro said...

Your link does not work.

Similar thing happened in 2004 in Warren County, Ohio except it was a conspiracy of many poll workers who locked out all observers while they "counted" the results in Dubya's favor by an overwhelming majority. The malefactors received a slap on the wrist with no prosecution. The Party of No strikes again.

WINston smITh said...

Damn it. I'll try to fix it or something.