Tuesday, April 24, 2012
After almost two weeks of counting, the results are in from the recount of the Branch 10 of the Racine County Circuit Court election between attorneys Timothy Boyle and Mark Nielsen.
After a close margin of only 61 votes on election night, the final tally is even smaller, but in the end, Timothy Boyle is the new judge in Branch 10 of the Racine County Circuit Court. He edged out Attorney Mark Nielsen by just 45 votes for the seat, according to a story in The Journal Times. Final counts give Boyle 16,054 votes to Nielsen's 16,009 votes. On election night just 61 votes separated the candidates. After outstanding absentee ballots were added, the margin shrunk to 57 votes. Nielsen requested the recount allowable by state statute because the margin of separation was less than one-half of one percent.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Attorney Mark Nielsen trails attorney Timothy Boyle by 57 votes after the Board of Canvass was conducted by the Racine County Clerk's office.
Editor's Note: Mark Nielsen was mistakenly identified as the incumbent judge for Branch 10. Judge Richard Kreul is the incumbent and is retiring. We have made the correction and regret the error. Mark Nielsen, attorney and an incumbent judge in the Racine Municipal Court, announced today that he will file a petition with the state Government Accountability Board asking for a recount for the results of the Branch 10 Circuit Court race. He ran against Burlington lawyer Timothy Boyle on April 3, and lost by 61 votes on election day. After Racine County canvassed its votes and included some outstanding absentee ballots in the count, Nielsen was still behind, but only by 57 votes. In Wisconsin, recounts are not automatic and a candidate has to …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Unofficial results on April 3 put Timothy Boyle ahead of incumbent Judge Mark Nielsen by just 61 votes. After Racine County's Board of Canvass, that lead narrowed to 57 votes, which means there will most likely be a recount.
*Updated at 4:25 pm April 12. Turns out those outstanding absentee ballots did make a difference in the race for Branch 10 of the Circuit Court. At the end of the night April 3, attorney Timothy Boyle led incumbent Judge Mark Nielsen by just 61 votes; 16,039 to 15,978. With over 400 absentee ballots yet to be counted - a new law gives absentee voters until 4 pm the Friday after the election to return their ballots - there was every possibility those votes could change the outcome of this election. Mount Pleasant Village Clerk/Treasurer Veronica Rudychev said she only received a handful of that village's 75 outstanding absentee ballots, and the votes were evenly split between Boyle and Nielsen. Over in Sturtevant, though, Clerk/Deputy …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
More than 400 outstanding absentee ballots from municipalities throughout the county could impact the final outcome of the race between judicial candidates Mark Nielsen and Timothy Boyle for Branch 10 of the Racine County Circuit Court.
When the unofficial tallies came in Tuesday, Timothy Boyle led Mark Nielsen by 61 votes in the race for Branch 10 of the Racine County Circuit Court. While there was speculation a recount might be in order, the number of absentee ballots that have yet to be counted is greater than the votes that separate the two candidates. More than 400 absentee ballots countywide have not been added to the totals. Because those ballots have a last deadline for receipt by their respective municipalities of 4 pm Friday — and won't be counted until Monday morning — there's no telling whether or not they'll have an impact on the outcome of this election. "There are absentee ballots that could tip the balance, but we don't know because they haven't been …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
In second Racine County judicial contest Boyle narrowly defeats Nielsen for Branch 10 seat. County Supervisor Buske wins re-election in 14th District.
Mike Piontek defeated incumbent Michael Nieskes in a race for Racine County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday, according to final, unofficial results. Piontek garnered 17,275 votes while Nieskes, who was appointed Branch 5 judge after the passing of Dennis Barry last summer, had 13,654, according to the Racine County election website. Piontek, an attorney who now runs his own practice, also served as an assistant district attorney for Racine County, and he spent 22 years as a court commissioner in the Racine County Circuit Courts. Nieskes served as the district attorney for more than 20 years in Racine County. In the Branch 10 Circuit Court judge race, Timothy Boyle defeated Mark Nielsen by just 61 votes, unofficial results show. Boyle had …