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  Under pressure, Nickolaus hands off election duties
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Last EditedRP  Apr 06, 2012 10:55am
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AuthorLaurel Walker
MediaNewspaper - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
News DateThursday, April 5, 2012 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWaukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas said he would publicly call for County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus' resignation unless she handed off her election duties in the upcoming recalls to her deputy clerk.

Nickolaus chose the latter. She agreed to allow outside consultants and county staff to work with her deputy, Kelly Yaeger, to handle the election, Vrakas said.

Nickolaus, who could not be reached for comment Thursday, will continue to oversee other operations in her office, such as the issuance of marriage licenses. But Vrakas said, "My first concern is the recall elections in May and June" when Republican Gov. Scott Walker faces a recall and, according to polls, is in a tight race against potential Democratic opponents. Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch also faces a recall election.
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