Pa. secretary of state resigns for failing to comply with an unrelated state election law

Pa. secretary of state resigns for failing to comply with an unrelated state election law
Kathy Boockvar (Image: YouTube screen grab via NBC News)

[Ed. – Emphasis on ‘unrelated.’ Yes, she extended the ballot deadline without the advice and consent of the state legislature, as dictated by the U.S. Constitution, but that isn’t the violation that has led to her falling on her sword.]

The Pennsylvania secretary of state who emerged as a villain to supporters of former President Donald Trump said Monday she will resign for failing to comply with an unrelated state election law.

Kathy Boockvar, a Democrat, will leave office on Feb. 5. Her office botched the handling of a state constitutional amendment that would allow more sexual abuse victims to sue their alleged abusers.

In a statement, she said, “I’ve always believed that accountability and leadership must be a cornerstone of public service. While I only became aware of the mistake last week, and immediately took steps to alert the administration to the error, I accept the responsibility on behalf of the department.”

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Pennsylvania law requires that proposed amendments pass the state legislature twice. The secretary of state’s office must publicize the proposed amendment in two newspapers in each of the state’s 67 counties ahead of the election between votes, which her office failed to do.

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