Kathy Boockvar – Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State who’s tasked with overseeing election conduct – is an ardent critic of President Trump, repeatedly attacking him as “demeaning the office of the presidency” and “dangerously unfit for office.”
Boockvar, who previously served as senior election modernization adviser to the critical swing state’s Governor, now heads Pennsylvania’s Department of State. The department is “responsible for monitoring all aspects of an election, from ballot access to voting provisions” – of paramount importance in light of Pennsylvania’s integral and contested status as of November 4th.
Boockvar, however, can hardly be seen as a neutral arbiter.
On March 7th, 2017, Boockvar tweeted that “Using the title ‘President’ before the word ‘Trump’ really demeans the office of the presidency…”
Using the title 'President' before the word 'Trump' really demeans the office of the presidency…
— Kathy Boockvar (@KathyBoockvar) March 7, 2017
What’s more, she described President Trump “beyond doubt” to be ” dangerously unfit” for office:
— Kathy Boockvar (@KathyBoockvar) August 11, 2016
She’s also shared the pro-Clinton hashtag “We’reWithHer” in 2016 while sharing a quote of an individual attacking President Trump:
— Kathy Boockvar (@KathyBoockvar) July 28, 2016
Similarly, she attacked President Trump’s character as “damnable”:
Something about the contrast between what Yom Kippur is about and Trump's threats to sue the victims felt particularly damnable even for him https://t.co/MbYWfCJaBk
— Kathy Boockvar (@KathyBoockvar) October 13, 2016