Pennsylvania Secretary Of State Kathy Boockvar has said that the counting of votes in her state is nearing its end as President Donald trump’s lead dwindles.
The secretary said that she expects the majority of the votes to be counted soon but could not guarantee that they would be done counting by Thursday at a press conference earlier in the day, WHYY reported.
“It’s very close in Pennsylvania. There’s no question. That means it’s going to take longer,” the secretary said.
But some of her old tweets, from before she was an elected official, have surfaced and have shown the disdain she had for President Trump which has caused several people to call for her to step down.
“Using the title ‘President’ before the word ‘Trump’ really demeans the office of the presidency,” she said in a 2017 tweet.
Using the title 'President' before the word 'Trump' really demeans the office of the presidency…
— Kathy Boockvar (@KathyBoockvar) March 7, 2017
“Trump already provided so many arguments of being dangerously unfit; Now, he proved it beyond doubt,” she said in 2016.
— Kathy Boockvar (@KathyBoockvar) August 11, 2016
“Wonder if Trump were Jewish & a 1/2 doz women accused him of sexual assault on #YomKippur whether he would have shown any repentance/remorse,” Boockvar she said in another of her cavalcade of tweets.
Wonder if Trump were Jewish & a 1/2 doz women accused him of sexual assault on #YomKippur whether he would have shown any repentance/remorse
— Kathy Boockvar (@KathyBoockvar) October 13, 2016
“A Trump presidency would significantly weaken the US, driving us into a lengthy recession,” she said in another.
— Kathy Boockvar (@KathyBoockvar) June 25, 2016
There were so many more that her contempt and disdain for the president was on display for the world to see and it is unlikely vitriol that massive has stopped.
This is Kathy Boockvar. You are supposed to trust her with the votes in Pennsylvania. Here are some of her anti-Trump tweets. Check the link for more. https://t.co/zt1Z0ocsQE pic.twitter.com/bmhG2yknQi
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) November 5, 2020
None of that means that she is not doing her job fairly and properly, but if you were President Trump would you want this person involved in counting the votes for your election?
Top Republicans in the Pennsylvania State Senate have called for her to step down for reasons unrelated to her anti-Trump tweets, The Post-Gazette reported.
Two Republican lawmakers are calling on Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar to step down amid what they say were last-minute changes in the protocols. Ms. Boockvar, in response, said they should be the ones to resign over decisions that she said prevented Pennsylvania from counting ballots in a timely manner.
The dispute revolves around guidance on how counties should collect and segregate ballots that arrived after polls closed at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
That issue has rattled Pennsylvania voters for weeks following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed ballots that arrived after Election Day to be counted but left the door open for the court to reconsider. Pennsylvania officials have advised counties to keep segregated those ballots that arrived later.
“The issue is the Secretary trying to influence this process by sending out guidance at the 11th hour,” Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre, said at a press conference Wednesday, adding that he felt the State Department had been “weaponized” and influenced by partisan attempts to sway the vote.
“All we want to do is have confidence in the result,” the state Senator said. “We’ll have winners and we’ll have losers but it seems to be the mission of the Democractic Party to cause confusion in this race.”