You know that news we’ve been hearing for the last day or so that the Office of Special Counsel had ruled that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated the Hatch Act by electioneering on government time? Well, it happened here in North Carolina:

“OSC concluded that Secretary Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when she made extemporaneous partisan remarks in a speech delivered in her official capacity on February 25, 2012. The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from using their official authority or influence to affect the outcome of an election.”

At the Human Rights Campaign Gala in North Carolina, Sebelius stumped for Obama during an official event touting the administration’s position on gay rights issues.

She also urged people to vote against Amendment One:

I know there is an important election in early May here in North Carolina and I think that it’s a great template to do what needs to be done to organize people and turn out people for November. North Carolina is hugely important in this next election, it’s hugely important to defeat Amendment One on the ballot in May and it’s hugely important to make sure that we reelect the President and elect a Democratic governor here in North Carolina.