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Controversial Broward Elections Official: I Might Step Down

Brenda Snipes told reporters Tuesday that it’s “time to move on,” and that she might may step down from the role she’s held since 2003.

By NTK Staff | 11.13.2018 @2:00pm
Controversial Broward Elections Official: I Might Step Down

Brenda Snipes, the controversial Broward County supervisor of elections, told reporters Tuesday that she may step down from the position she’s held since appointed by then-Gov. Jeb Bush in 2003.

NBC News reporter Alex Seitz-Wald tweeted quotes from a Snipes press scrum earlier Tuesday.

“It is time to move on, to let someone else… I think I have served the purpose that I came here for….” she said, according to Seitz-Wald. “I haven’t finalized that. I’ll just check with my family.”

Snipes is responsible for counting ballots in heavily Democratic Broward County. She came under intense scrutiny last week for failing to update officials and the public on Broward’s ballot-counting status, well after nearly every other county in Florida had reported final numbers.

Florida is now undergoing a full recount for the U.S. Senate, gubernatorial, and state agriculture commissioner races.

But this is far from Snipes’ first controversy. In 2016, she illegally destroyed ballots in the Democratic congressional primary between Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her challenger, Tim Canova.

That same year, Snipes neglected to include a question on the ballot about a statewide constitutional amendment concerning medical marijuana.

Snipes also admitted that non-citizens voted in Broward County in 2016.

Snipes’ predecessor was dismissed by Bush in 2003 for incompetence. If Snipes does not step down following this current debacle, she’s a likely candidate to be dismissed for the same reasons.

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