Stories tagged: "Kathy Boockvar"


Rep. Jim Gregory, R-Blair, speaks with members of the media after Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid's news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Degraffenreid discussed the results of an internal investigation into a bureaucratic blunder that scuttled a statewide voter referendum on whether to give victims of childhood sexual abuse a fresh opportunity to sue their abusers and complicit institutions. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Inspector General’s Report: No Intentional Act To Derail Sex-Abuse Amendment

Voters were supposed to be able to vote on an amendment this month, but a blunder by the Department of State kept it off the ballot.

In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg, Pa. A proposed constitutional amendment allowing lawsuits for otherwise outdated child sexual abuse claims was not advertised as required, delaying the required voter referendum for at least two years. The Department of State issued a news release Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, calling it “simple human error” and apologized. As a result, Boockvar is leaving her job, and the inspector general will be looking into the matter. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Secretary of State to Leave After Agency Bungles Ballot Referendum for Child Sex Victims

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar will leave her post after an error will delay a proposed Pennsylvania state constitutional amendment for two years.

President Donald Trump arrives to board Air Force One for a day of campaign rallies, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump Threatens to Bring Lawyers into Election Battle in Pennsylvania Once Polls Close

President Trump and his campaign are signaling they will pursue an aggressive legal strategy to try to prevent Pennsylvania from counting mailed ballots received after the election.

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar speaks in October 2019, at the signing of the state Election Reform Bill. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Western PA County Officials Have No Idea Where Missing Mail-In Ballots Are

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, the state's top election official, has asked federal postal authorities to investigate.

An envelope of a Pennsylvania official mail-in ballot for the 2020 general election is shown, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Marple Township, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Supreme Court Upholds Pennsylvania’s Late Ballot Arrival Deadline—for Now

In a statement, conservative Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, and Neil Gorsuch made it clear they could re-consider the Pennsylvania GOP’s petition after the election.

An envelope of a Pennsylvania official mail-in ballot for the 2020 general election is shown, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Marple Township, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
PA Supreme Court to Take On Voter Signature Fight

PA Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar says counties should not reject mail-in ballots if the signatures on them do not appear to match the signatures in county records, but Republicans are fighting that guidance.

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar speaks in October 2019, at the signing of the state Election Reform Bill. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
9 Discarded Ballots in Wilkes-Barre Weren’t ‘Intentional Fraud’, State Election Chief Says

“The investigation is still going on, but from the initial reports we’ve been given, this was a bad error. This was not intentional fraud. So training, training, training.”