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Embattled Florida official, whom critics accuse of election mismanagement, submits resignation letter to Gov. Rick Scott, effective Jan. 4, 2019; Griff Jenkins reports from Ft. Lauderdale.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday suspended Brenda Snipes from her duties as the supervisor of elections in Broward County, and chose her temporary successor following the contentious recount in the state’s governor and U.S. Senate races during the midterm elections earlier this month.
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Scott, who is headed to the Senate after defeating Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, faulted Snipes for “misfeasance, incompetence and neglect of duty” in a news release announcing his decision made via executive order.
The announcement comes after Snipes, who faced heat regarding her handling of votes during this year’s elections, reportedly submitted her resignation earlier this month to the governor, which was to go into effect in January.
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Citing numerous media reports, the governor accused Broward election officials of committing “multiple violations of Florida law” during the midterm elections, the news release said.
Scott selected Peter Antonacci...
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