Photo via @SunSentinel Like Tweet Message Florida's secretary of state resigns after photos emerge of him wearing blackface as Katrina victim at Halloween party. Florida elections chief resigns when blackface photos emerge TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's top elections official has abruptly resigned after a… 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