BREAKING: Governor Scott SUSPENDS Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes
Governor and Senator-elect Rick Scott SUSPENDED Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes on Friday night.
On Election night on November 6th, Broward County Elections supervisor Brenda Snipes reported 634,000 votes were cast in the midterm election in her county.
On Friday morning Broward County Elections officials said 717,000 votes were cast in the midterm election in her county.
Broward County Democrats mysteriously manufactured 83,000 votes in two days!
On Friday Governor Scott announced he was suspending Brenda Snipes.
He replaced her with Peter Antonacci.
Snipes was set to receive $130,000 a year in pension.
It is not clear how that will be affected at this time.
Miami Herald reported:
Gov. Rick Scott suspended Broward County elections supervisor Brenda Snipes from office Friday, citing malfeasance and incompetence on the heels of a tumultuous recount during which the governor also accused the embattled supervisor of elections fraud.
Scott signed an executive order late Friday afternoon removing Snipes from office. To back his decision, he listed a litany of well-publicized problems, including the misplacement of thousands of ballots during the recount, a missed state deadline to file results and the inadvertent mixing of invalid ballots with valid ones.
“Every eligible voter in Florida deserves their vote to be counted and should have confidence in Florida’s elections process,” Scott said in a statement. “After a series of inexcusable actions, it’s clear that there needs to be an immediate change in Broward County and taxpayers should no longer be burdened by paying a salary for a Supervisor of Elections who has already announced resignation.”
Scott replaced Snipes with Peter Antonacci, a former lobbyist and one-time general counsel to Scott — a scenario Broward Democrats worried about when Snipes submitted a resignation letter on Nov. 18. Snipes had planned to step down in January, but she won’t get that opportunity now that Scott has suspended her, effectively ending her tenure.
Snipes intially got her job when then-Gov. Jeb Bush appointed her in 2003 to replace the suspended Miriam Oliphant. She was elected and reelected after.