Report: Brenda Snipes resigns as Broward elections supervisor
Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes submitted her resignation, according to a report in the Sun-Sentinel.
The departure comes after a contentious recount that drew national scrutiny on the office, and after a number of leaders called her for removal from office.
The Sun-Sentinel sources Burnadette Norris-Weeks, counsel for the Supervisor of Elections Office, who told the newspaper she had seen a draft of Snipes resignation letter. The paper could not confirm when Snipes planned to leave office, but that she will likely stay no long than early January.
Snipes already indicated earlier in the week she likely would not seek re-election.
She originally took office following an appointment by then-Gov. Jeb Bush in 2003, incidentally after the Republican governor removed Miriam Oliphant from the post following the mishandling of a mid-term election.
Now Snipes has come under sustained fire for irregularities this year. Earlier this week, Bush joined a chorus of critics for the elections supervisor.
“There is no question that Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes failed to comply with Florida law on multiple counts, undermining Floridians’ confidence in our electoral process,” Bush tweeted on Monday.