BREAKING: Pennsylvania Secretary Of State Is Resigning Over This One Major Error — Failed To Advertise A Constitutional Amendment
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Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar resigns for not announcing a constitutional change, according to The Daily Caller.
The proposed amendment to the Constitution would extend the time allowed for victims of abuse to bring civil lawsuits against their perpetrators.
“This change in the State Department has nothing to do with managing the 2020 elections, which was fair and accurate,” Wolf said in a statement. “The delay caused by this human error will be heartbreaking for thousands of childhood sexual assault survivors, attorneys and lawmakers, and I join the State Department to apologize to you. I share your anger and frustration that this has happened and I stand by your side in your fight for justice. “
PA secretary. of State Kathy Boockvar: “She is expected to step down after her agency staff discover a bug that prevents voters from deciding this spring whether survivors of decades of sexual abuse can sue perpetrators.” https://t.co/TbZn23Bu3t
– Grace Panetta (@grace_panetta) February 1, 2021
“I am very proud of what we have achieved for the people of Pennsylvania,” Boockvar said in the press release. “I’ve always believed that accountability and leadership must be a cornerstone of public service. Although I only became aware of the bug last week and immediately took steps to alert the administration to the bug, I take responsibility on behalf of the department. “
From the daily caller:
In addition to Boockvar’s departure, the State Department will step up follow-up and notification of constitutional changes, according to the governor’s office. Wolf also asked the Pennsylvania Office of State Inspector General to review the situation and make additional recommendations to improve the change process.
Veronica Degraffenreid, who acted as Foreign Ministry’s Special Advisor on Election Modernization, will serve as Acting Foreign Minister.