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Broward County, Florida election boss Brenda Snipes resigns

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Brenda
Snipes has reportedly resigned as head of the Broward County,
Florida elections.


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  • Broward County, Florida Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes
    has reportedly resigned. 
  • Sources told the Sun-Sentinel that Snipes sent in her letter
    of resignation on Sunday, hours after a recount was
    finished. 
  • Snipes was criticized for incompetence by Gov. Rick Scott,
    who will now become one of the state’s senators. 

The head of Broward County, Florida’s elections has reportedly
resigned, according to a report from the
Sun-Sentinel
.

Representatives for Snipes also confirmed the
report NBC
6
 on Sunday.

Sources told the newspaper that Brenda Snipes sent in her letter
of recommendation within hours of a recount concluding on
Sunday. 

Evelyn Perez-Verdia, a former spokeswoman who left the office
several years ago, said she saw an early draft of the
resignation, which cited 75-year-old Snipes’ need to spend more
time with her family. 

Those familiar with Snipes’ resignation said that she is aiming
to end her job in January, meaning that Governor-elect Ron
DeSantis will likely have the responsibility of filling the
position. 

Outgoing Gov. Rick Scott had accused Snipes of being slow and
trying to “steal” the election for the Democrats, though no
evidence has been provided. 

Scott was elected to a seat in the US Senate in the November 6
election, in a tough battle with Democrat Bill Nelson, who
conceded defeat on Sunday. 

During the recount, Snipes was criticized when she acknowledged
on Saturday that her office couldn’t find 2,040 ballots that had
been included in the first count but not in the machine recount.
She said they were probably in her office somewhere. 

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