We have written on this blog often on Broward County Florida Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, but we must admit we were shocked by her statement today.
On Tuesday, while speaking with reporters, Snipes hinted that she may not be in the job very long and said that it was "hard to rule out race" as a factor in the criticism being lobbed at her. . . .
Snipes argued on Monday that the lawsuits were nothing more than an attack on her integrity.
. . . "I have worked here for about 15 years and I have to say this is the first time that this office or I have been under such attacks," she said.
Wow! Snipes is unique for an election official as her integrity and competence has been questioned by both Republicans and Democrats. Here are highlights from past news articles mentioned in previous RNLA blog entries on Snipes:
May 14, 2018, excerpt:
Broward Circuit Judge Raag Singhal issued an order Friday determining that Supervisor Brenda Snipes' office improperly discarded thousands of ballots cast two years ago in the Democratic primary race between Tim Canova and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. In a ruling first reported by Politico, Singhal sided with Canova, who filed a lawsuit last year after he said Snipes ignored and then illegally obstructed his request to copy and inspect ballots.
December 19, 2017, excerpt:
Before the election last year, her office mistakenly sent out some absentee ballots to voters that failed to list a popular medical marijuana measure that ultimately passed by wide margins, but not before the office was sued by the Florida chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. In another case during the election, the office mailed out about 1,700 ballots that had the word “no” in Creole where it should have said “wi” for “yes.”.
August 1, 2017, excerpt:
Snipes acknowledged the processes her office have been using aren’t perfect and that some non-citizens and felons have voted despite not being eligible — especially right before major elections when groups are actively registering new voters.
Snipes is not a victim of racism or false attacks on her integrity. But Florida voters are victims of her incompetence that she admits leads to fraudulent votes. And we are just scratching the surface on the above as there are more articles and examples!