The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has issued a statement critical of Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus for the length of time it has taken to produce election results from Tuesday’s recall. The race between incumbent Republican Senator Alberta Darling and Democratic Representative Sandy Pasch is the only one not yet called.
Nickolaus came under fire earlier this year, when she was late in reporting thousands of votes in the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court and bags of ballots were not secured.
Marquette University Political Scientist John McAdams says there are many different voting systems in the eighth Senate district, and that can slow the process of tabulating the results.
Part of the statement the DPW released reads, “in the next hours we will determine our next course of action. For now, Wisconsin should know that a dark cloud hangs over these important results.”