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An embattled county elections official at the center of Florida's recount has been suspended.
Governor Rick Scott issued an executive order Friday immediately suspending Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes from office for misfeasance, incompetence and neglect of duty.
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Snipes, 75, has been the top elections official in the south Florida county since 2003 when then-Governor Jeb Bush appointed her.
She came under withering criticism for her handling of this year's elections, as well as its legally required recount in close races for governor and U.S. Senate.
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Snipes' career 15-year career as elections supervisor has been dogged by repeated accusations of incompetence, bias, legal disputes and botched elections.
She came under fire again this year after the county missed the deadline - by two minutes - in reporting results in the contested Senate race, which Scott ended up winning.
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