89.6 F
West Palm Beach

Elections Supervisor Suspended Following Recount Problems

Brenda Snipes previously indicated she planned to step down in January. She came under withering criticism for her handling of this year’s elections.

Must Read

VP contender Karen Bass’ Cuba baggage a burden in Florida

Bass has walked back her remarks made after Castro’s death in 2016.
- Advertisement -

An embattled county elections official at the center of Florida’s recall has been suspended.

Gov. 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.

Snipes has been the top elections official in the south Florida county since 2003 when then-Gov. 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.

- Advertisement -

Snipes previously indicated she planned to step down in January. Scott said in a statement that taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay an official who has already announced her resignation.

Scott appointed Enterprise Florida President and CEO Peter Antonacci to replace Snipes. Voters will have a chance to elect a new supervisor in 2020.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Must-see video

Tyler Cameron: From Jupiter Homeboy to TV Star

Cameron shoots the breeze with Florida Daily Post Arts & Entertainment editor, Sandra Schulman.

Podcast: "News Bits"

Listen to more podcats here

Trending now

Economy tanking, Cuba launches some long-delayed reforms

Cuba has launched the first in a series of long-promised reforms meant to bolster the private sector.

Florida coronavirus hospitalizations down, deaths up

For the 10th day in a row, there were fewer than 10,000 newly recorded cases.

US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe’s alarm

America’s bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy.

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -