|Posted on 5/2/2018 4:42:00 AM.|
|First Assistant Kyle Ardoin will take over the agency that
handles elections starting May 8th. Ardoin is replacing Secretary of
Secretary Tom Schedler, who submitted his resignation papers in the wake of a
sexual harassment scandal. Ardoin knows he’s been put in charge during a pivotal
time for the department.More|
|Secretary of State, Tom Schedler, Kyle Audoin|
|Posted on 5/1/2018 12:41:00 PM.|
Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler has submitted his resignation letter to the governor, in the wake of a sexually harassment scandal involving his former secretary, Dawn Ross. Schedler refutes many of the allegations, but Ross' attorney Jill Craft says his resignation sends a clear signal to other would-be-harassers.
"It's time that people stand up and realize this is not okay. This is not a good old boys network. It's time for it to stop, period!" said Craft.More
|Tom Schedler, resigns, Secretary of State, sexual harassment|
|Posted on 4/29/2018 4:01:00 AM.|
A political analyst says embattled Secretary of State Tom Schedler might not be able to stay in office much longer as the sexual harassment allegations against him will not go away. Bernie Pinsonat says published emails showing sexual advances by Schedler towards an employee could lead to his resignation.
"It could be the end of his political career. So we'll see but it's probably a matter of time until Schedler gives up the ship and resigns."
|Tom Schedler, Secretary of State, Resignation, Sexual Harassment|
|Posted on 4/25/2018 3:29:00 PM.|
|Secretary of State Tom Schedler told a Senate committee
his office is looking at improving its anti-harassment policies. Schedler, who
was accused of sexually harassing an employee in a recent lawsuit, was forced
to discuss his agency’s policies during harsh questioning from New Orleans
Senator Karen Peterson.|
|Tom Schedler, Secretary of State, Karen Peterson, anti-harassment policies|
|Posted on 4/2/2018 12:45:00 PM.|
Louisiana will receive 5.8 million dollars from the federal Election Assistance Commission to purchase thousands of new voting machines as part of a proposed 50 to 60 million dollar project to overhaul the state’s aging voting systems. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says we have a looming crisis with our decade old voting booths.
|Voting, election security, hacking, Tom Schedler, Louisiana|
|Posted on 3/14/2018 5:47:00 PM.|
|Embattled Secretary of State Tom Schedler spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday about the sexual harassment allegations made against him. An employee filed a lawsuit claiming Schedler made unwanted advances to her and even sent her a sex tape. Schedler admits to an affair with the accuser, but denies the claims of stalking or harassment. The state's election chief intends to fight the allegations and not step down.|
|Secretary of State, Tom Schedler, sexual harassment allegations|
|Posted on 2/28/2018 2:48:00 PM.|
|Governor John Bel Edwards is
calling on Secretary of State Tom Schedler to resign immediately as a result of
a lawsuit filed that accuses the state’s top election official of sexual
harassment. Edwards says sexual harassment in the workplace should not be
“I’m more troubled with his
own admissions which by textbook definition constitute sexual harassment,”
|Tom Schedler, sexual harassment, Governor John Bel Edwards, resignation|
|Posted on 2/22/2018 4:29:00 PM.|
Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler is being sued for allegations of sexual harassment involving his former Executive Secretary Dawn Ross. The suit alleges a pattern of repeated harassment, and claims to have multiple documents that support the accusations. Ross’s attorney Jill Crafts says that includes an explicitly worded Valentine’s letter from the Secretary.
|Tom Schedler, sexual harassment, Dawn Ross, |
|Posted on 12/6/2017 3:00:00 AM.|
Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler says they are looking at replacing voting machines. Schedler says tampering with the current machines is remote, but a new system would further decrease chances of tampering. He is awaiting approval from the state Division of Administration. If approved, the new touch screen system would provide better confirmation for voters.
"It would produce after you vote on the screen, an actual paper ballot that would show you exactly how you voted," Schedler said.
|Tom Schedler, elections, voting, early voting|
|Posted on 11/29/2017 1:55:00 AM.|
Michelle Southern reporting.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler is today slated to once again testify before a US House committee that there is no need to worry that elections in Louisiana are being hacked by Russians. He says he plans to remind the panel that no state votes online.
|Tom Schedler, voting, Russia, hacking, ballot box|
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