The state’s top election watchdog agency announced Tuesday that it has satisfied itself that results certified by Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus for the April 5 election are consistent with totals reported by municipalities, though “a few anomalies” were found in a four-day investigation. Those discrepancies involved only a handful of votes.
“After completing the review of the election materials from Waukesha County, there were some discrepancies found in the Government Accountability Board’s evaluation of the Waukesha County election returns that could not be explained based upon the documentation reviewed,” the board staff said in a statement.
“I am pleased that the Government Accountability Board has concluded that a correction of the canvass is not warranted due to the fact that they found no major discrepancies in our official canvass report,” Nickolaus said in an email response.
“I have been, and will continue to be, cooperative with the Government Accountability Board throughout this entire process.”
Although all 72 counties, including Waukesha, certified their results last week, state elections staff reviewed Nickolaus’ records and interviewed Nickolaus.
The investigation began after Nickolaus announced at a news conference two days after the election that she had erroneously given unofficial election night totals that did not include Brookfield’s 14,315 votes. She said she had failed to save the vote totals on her computer, so they weren’t tallied in an unofficial summary.
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