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Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel resigns after Halloween blackface photos emerge
Jeffrey Schweers, Tallahassee Democrat
 Published 2:35 p.m. ET Jan. 24, 2019 | Updated 2:48 p.m. ET Jan. 24, 2019

Michael Ertel, the newly appointed Secretary of State of Gov. Ron DeSantis, has resigned after photos emerged of him posing as a Hurricane Katrina victim in blackface at a private Halloween party 14 years ago.

The photos obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat were shown to the Governor's Office on Thursday morning. Hours later it issued a statement.

"The governor accepted Secretary Ertel's resignation," the Governor's Office said.

The photo was taken in 2005, eight months after Ertel was appointed Seminole County supervisor of elections and two months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.

After the Democrat texted the photos to him last week, Ertel, 49, identified himself as the white man in blackface and red lipstick, wearing earrings and a New Orleans Saints bandanna, and falsies under a purple T-shirt that had "Katrina Victim" written on it.  ...
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Quite possibly the lamest Halloween costume ever.
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Offline Frank Cannon

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Someone should buy DeSoto a computer so he can check a little into the background of the next dude he appoints.

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Meanwhile, Ted and Whoopi still have their gigs....



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Meanwhile, Ted and Whoopi still have their gigs....




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