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Wisconsin Election Offical Who Lost Thousands Of Votes Will Not Run For Reelection

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, whose tenure is marked by several high profile blunders, including a recent incident where she lost and then found about 14,000 votes in a high-profile state supreme court race, announced on Saturday that she will not run for reelection in November. While this is probably a positive development, it begs the larger question of why the state of Wisconsin believes that a county’s chief vote counter should be an elected position the first place.

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