Clerk won't quit after Wis. court vote mistake

AP News
Posted: Apr 12, 2011 5:28 PM
Clerk won't quit after Wis. court vote mistake

An embattled county clerk says she won't resign after failing to immediately report thousands of votes in Wisconsin's tightly contested Supreme Court race.

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus announced last Thursday she had failed to save 14,000 votes on her computer. The discovery of the votes flipped the unofficial winner from JoAnne Kloppenburg to incumbent Justice David Prosser.

All Wisconsin counties are expected to send their final results to the state later this week.

Waukesha County Democrats have demanded Nickolaus step down, but Nickolaus said in the statement released Tuesday that she will serve out her term. She apologized for the error. She says she has asked state election officials and the county auditor to help improve her office's operations.