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  More election night problems in Waukesha County
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Last EditedRP  Apr 04, 2012 11:19am
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AuthorLaurel Walker
MediaNewspaper - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
News DateWednesday, April 4, 2012 04:30:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWaukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus may have done her re-election campaign no favors Tuesday night when her plans to post timely election results online for the public and update them periodically failed.

When her staff went to upload data delivered by local clerks in packs and cards into her computer program, it didn't work.

As a result, her staff manually entered every vote total for every candidate in every race and every municipality by hand, and then proofed them against the voting machine tapes before posting them online.

Meanwhile, frustrated reporters and data collectors for election result reporting services were left to locate races on yards of paper tapes that hung from walls around a meeting room and calculate totals themselves. Some reporters gave up after their smart phones, which were put into service as calculators, burned through their charges after several hours.
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Apr 05, 2012 10:00am General Under pressure, Nickolaus hands off election duties  Article RP