Note: Former coworker Lee will be on our online Solidarity Radio Show at 10am today Friday 4/8 CST. The show will also archive at that site.
What follows is a note from a friend. Name omitted intentionally. I have permission from her to post her text, which is about her husband. I will name him if I can get a direct email from him:
“My husband used to work with Kathy Nickolaus (the Waukesha County Clerk). He used to work for the legislature’s IT shop from 1993 to 1997. Quote, “She was not only incompetent, but also a fierce right-to-lifer and archconservative. If you said to her, ‘I really like hot fudge sundaes’, her reply would be, ‘We really have to stop abortions.’ Her testifying in the caucus scandal notwithstanding, this casts considerable doubt on her integrity. She knew damn well that what she was doing for the caucuses was against the law, (later) immunity not withstanding.”
He says he is very, very afraid now because the questions about her integrity are extremely frightening to him. “The fact the the entire county’s election data is on a single PC with no backup demonstrates her incompetence.” He remembers being in a meeting with the chief of their IT shop and hearing about the stuff she was doing, and he told the boss, “We could really get caught with our pants down. This is NOT an acceptable way of doing this stuff.” And he was just speaking as a data processing professional. BTW my husband was an IT professional for 20+ years so I trust his opinion.
Now my opinion: FIRST THING IN THE MORNING someone needs to file a FOIA request and state open records request for the data on her computer. And impound the damn computer and do a complete forensic investigation.”