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Troubled Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes has handed in her resignation just hours after her office finally submitted the recounted votes following a number of high profile blunders - most notably - the loss of more than two thousand ballots.
Her resignation will reportedly be effective from early January, meaning her replacement will be appointed by Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis.
Snipes - Career - Elections - Supervisor - Accusations
Snipes', 75, career 15-year career as elections supervisor has been dogged by accusations of incompetence, bias, legal disputes and botched elections.
Broward County was one of four counties that became infamous during the 2000 presidential recount in Florida.
Snipes - Fire - Year - County - Thursday
Snipes then came under fire again this year after the county missed the Thursday deadline - by two minutes - in reporting results in the contested Senate race, which Republican Rick Scott ended up winning.
Broward struggled with its infamy again when officials revealed on Saturday that 2,040 ballots had been either misplaced, misfiled or mixed in with another stack.
Snipes - Racism - Factor - Backlash - Heritage
Snipes, who is black, said afterward racism was 'probably' a factor in the backlash against her. When asked specifically if she believed her heritage could be playing a part in the hostile response she declined to elaborate but told the Guardian, 'Probably. Probably'.
On Sunday, the county finally got organized and submitted its recounted vote totals in Florida's governor, Senate, and state agriculture commissioner races, to the secretary of state's office with 52 minutes to spare. Its neighboring Palm Beach County got its votes in a mere one second before the noon deadline.
Snipes - Speculation - Gov-elect - DeSantis - Office
Snipes declined to comment on speculation that Gov.-elect DeSantis may remove her from office following the errors by her Broward County Office.
'Bye guys!' was all she said with a smile as she left.
Hours - Sources - Snipes - Notice
A few hours later, sources close to Snipes confirmed she had handed in her notice.
Burnadette Norris-Weeks, an attorney who works as counsel to...
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