Brenda Snipes, Broward election chief, resigns
The Florida county election chief who came under considerable fire for incompetence and possible corruption during this month’s recount battles has reportedly resigned.
Brenda Snipes, the election supervisor for heavily Democratic Broward County, submitted her resignations just hours after submitting final, contentious tallies in the states governor and U.S. Senate races, both of which Republicans won by razor-thin margins.
“It is true. She did send it,” Burnadette Norris-Weeks, an attorney who works as a counsel to the Supervisor of Elections Office, told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
According to Ms. Norris-Weeks’s knowledge on an early draft of the letter, Ms. Snipes told officials in the state capital of Tallahassee that she wanted to spend more time with her family.
Broward County was the slowest of Florida’s major counties to complete election returns, missing several legally-mandated deadlines and losing about 2,000 ballots that had been included in the election-night count but not in the machine recount.