HARRISBURG (AP) – A former senior election official in North Carolina is Gov. Tom Wolf’s nominee to head his Department of State, which oversees elections. Wolf called Veronica Degraffenreid “a nationally respected expert in election administration.” She previously served as the director of election operations for the North Carolina Board of Elections. Degraffenreid joined Wolf’s Department of State a year ago as an election modernization adviser and became the department’s acting secretary after Kathy Boockvar resigned last month. She has represented the department through numerous hearings.