FL Gov. Rick Scott suspends Broward County’s Brenda Snipes, preempting her retirement

FL Gov. Rick Scott suspends Broward County’s Brenda Snipes, preempting her retirement
NBC 6 Palm Springs (FL) video

[Ed. – Basically a political exclamation point, since there are no elections between now and Snipes’s announced retirement date of 4 January.  But a deserved one.]

Before she could retire early in January, Gov. Rick Scott decided Friday to suspend Brenda Snipes, Broward County’s troubled election supervisor, from office following a series of voting and ballot controversies that culminated in the 2018 midterms when the Republican had to sue her to get public information.

“Every eligible voter in Florida deserves their vote to be counted and should have confidence in Florida’s elections process,” Scott said in a written statement to POLITICO. “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.” …

Snipes’ announcement of her hoped-for retirement date spoke to her hostile relationship with Scott: Jan. 4. That’s one day after Scott is supposed to leave his current office to become Florida’s next U.S. senator.

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