April 23, 2021

Fla. Election Chief Snipes resigns

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By Solange Reyner From Newsmax

Beleaguered Broward County election chief Brenda Snipes on Sunday submitted her resignation following a messy recount in Florida for U.S. Senate, governor and agriculture commissioner, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

“It is true; she did send it,” said Snipes’ attorney Burnadette Norris-Weeks, who saw a draft of the letter.

Snipes, 75, was condemned for sending results two minutes after Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET recount deadline in the race between Gov. Rick Scott and incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., for Senate.

Snipes was also sued by Scott’s Senate campaign, which alleged “fraud” in the vote count. Scott won the race against Sen. Nelson after a manual recount.

It is not the first lawsuit against Snipes, and the lengthy recount was not the first, either.

Snipes told The Guardian on Saturday she felt racism was partly a reason for the backlash against her.

“Probably. Probably,” she said.

Because Snipes sent the results two minutes late, the state reverted to the county’s first tallies instead.

Snipes took over as election chief in 2003.

“She has shown she’s incapable of conducting a large and important election in a way that inspires public confidence and trust,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told Politico last Monday. “She’s been found to have destroyed ballots, in violation of the law. Opened absentee ballots early, in violation of the law.Misprinted ballots that have gone out.”

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IMAGE: Brenda Snipes (Getty Images

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