At the heart of this issue is Broward County and Brenda Snipes. Snipes took over as Broward Supervisor of Elections office in 2003. (Remember Florida was the center of the incompetent ‘hanging chads’ chaos of the Bush/Gore 2000 elections).
Now, following a court agreeing with a lawsuit brought by Gov. Rick Scott that Snipes had violated public records laws, she found herself the target of similar calls for her removal from office, and for the same reasons.
Snipes has not been an outstanding success. Long lines and vote counts that continued long after polls closed marred elections in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2016 and, of course, this year.
According to the Sun Sentinel:
— A court ruled she had broken election law when she destroyed ballots from the 2016 election 12 months after it, instead of the 22 months required by federal law.
— A medical marijuana amendment was left off some ballots in 2016.
— Election results in the 2016 primary were posted on the elections office’s website before polls closed, another violation of election law.
— In 2012, almost 1,000 uncounted ballots were discovered a week after the election
— In 2004, some 58,000 mail-in ballots were not delivered to voters, leaving election officials to scramble to send new ones.
And now, after days passed in which Snipes could not or would not say how many ballots remained to be counted, and failed to give regular updates to the state every 45 minutes as required by law, she was hit with a lawsuit by Scott’s Senate campaign and the National Republican Senate Committee demanding she inform the public how many votes remained to be counted.
An excellent explanation by @mschlapp of the voter fraud happening RIGHT NOW in America. New ballots keep being ‘found’ until the hand-recount percentage is achieved. Horrifying to watch #ElectionFraud pic.twitter.com/ZIT063yP6n
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) November 9, 2018
Meanwhile in Arizona
— The Arizona Gazette (@azgazette) November 9, 2018
So is President Trump onto something? Should we rerun these elections?