PA official overseeing vote count posted anti-Trump tweets, called him ‘dangerously unfit'

"Using the title 'President' before the word 'Trump' really demeans the office of the presidency," wrote Boockvar in March 2017.

Updated: November 5, 2020 - 9:58pm

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Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, who is calling for Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar to resign, highlighted several past anti-Trump tweets Boockvar wrote since 2016 in his criticism of her handling of the general election in the state.

"Using the title 'President' before the word 'Trump' really demeans the office of the presidency," Boockvar tweeted in March 2017.

In August 2016, Boockvar wrote, "Trump already provided so many arguments of being dangerously unfit; Now, he proved it beyond doubt."

Corman, the Pennsylvania Senate's top Republican, reposted the tweets on his account Thursday and shared his response.

"From the arbiter of our election process in PA. Guess we know why she has made such great efforts to fundamentally alter the manner in which Pennsylvania’s election is being conducted," he wrote.

On Thursday, Boockvar responded to the criticism she has received over the tweets.

“These were four years ago and at the time I was not in the administration. I was not in any public service. I was a private citizen. It was a personal Twitter account,” she said during a news conference.

Corman and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati have called for Boockvar to resign over her handling of the 2020 presidential election in the commonwealth, particularly due to the guidances her office issued close to Election Day.

Boockvar is being sued over a guidance from Oct. 21 that advised counties to allow voters whose mail-in ballots were rejected to vote in-person with a provisional ballot.

 

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