[Thursday evening update: The glitch may have originated in a voting machine test ordered by state officials. Why Nickolaus didn't explain it is a continuing mystery.]
More questionable behavior is being reported by the Journal Sentinel about Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, best known for misreporting 2011 State Supreme Court results that ultimately gave a narrow win to incumbent Justice David Prosser and gave a black eye to Waukesha County's reputation for fair elections and reliable results.
So it's unimaginable this story could be written a year later:
Sometime after final testing of Waukesha County's election software - but before the April election - County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus mysteriously changed something in her office's computer programming, according to a consulting firm's report released Tuesday.Waukesha, you have a problem.
Only Nickolaus knows what she did. The consultants can't figure it out, and she's not talking.
But whatever she did, it caused a breakdown in reporting election results that will cost county taxpayers $256,300 to fix, the report says.