Skip to comments.MSNBC Host Incorrectly Claims Broward County Election Supervisor Is a Republican
Posted on 11/13/2018 2:23:02 AM PST by kevcol
"We should also point out that Brenda Snipes in Broward County is a Republican appointed by former governor, then-Governor Jeb Bush," Mitchell said in a clip flagged by Mediaite. "So, she was put in by a Republican governor after the mess that we all remember from 2000. And shes hardly a Democratic official, or someone doing the bidding of the Democratic candidates there."
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OK, that’s not simply misspeaking. Andrea is stating a baldface LIE!
I can’t get over the fact that the woman has a Ph.D. In what?
Leftists lie as part of their information warfare campaign. It is meant to demoralize their opposition.
EDU - public education. Low IQ requirement, worse than Mad Maxine, if you can believe it.
What else do you expect from one of the Democrat Party organs.
AT&T = MSNBC = Pravda of Soviet Union
Andrea is a very highly paid ditz.
I know another with an Educational Leadership doctorate from Nova Southeastern. I guess it’s not the most rigorous program.
I’m a big believer in that all schools should be local. I think the more administration a school has the worse it is. Just an excuse to eat more tax dollars that belong in the classroom.
If she is a Republican............then this is a Halloween costume.
I'm having a difficult time today reading as a student in search of information.
It seems more like I am reading PSA's warning of impending danger and being advised concerning my next move.
THIS may be the time for continuous prayer warriorship.
You’re insulting Yoda
Left over from 12 years ago when she hired some cheap, illegal labor to put up a fence.
What’s really evident here-——Snipes was caught flat-footed.
She didnt have enough fake and forged ballots stashed away to overcome the actual voting.
Dems were unprepared for the high vote counts Republicans got.
So if she is shown the door, it will be disgruntled Democrats slamming the door on her fat behind as she exits.
Underwater basket weaving maybe?
I did didnt I?
Die hard SW fan here. Although Yoda had it wrong though. The Jedi were so into light that they couldn’t see the dark. You have to see the dark to know how to fight it.
Nov 12, 2018
Brenda Snipes Days Are Numbered; She Will Be Removed ——— forced from office by Scott, DeSantis
MIAMI Counting unlawful votes. Destroying ballots. Sunshine Law violations. Busted deadlines. So many controversies have bedeviled Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes culminating in her offices troubles in the aftermath of Floridas chaotic 2018 elections that her days in office are now numbered, insiders and lawmakers say. Shes losing support from fellow Democrats and faces the increasing likelihood of an embarrassing suspension from office at the hands of either Gov. Rick Scott or his likely successor, Ron DeSantis.
Suspending Snipes from office would put a final exclamation point on one of the most contested midterms in recent Florida history, which has resulted in three statewide recounts for U.S. Senate, governor and agriculture commissioner as well as recounts in three local legislative races. Removal proceedings in the GOP-led Florida Senate could also cause a possible rift among Florida state Senate Democrats if the black caucus rallies around Snipes in the same way it did around her predecessor, who was also African-American, more than a decade ago. This is not just the most troubled elections office in the state, its the most troubled elections office in the nation, said Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican, who contends that Snipes needs to be removed from office once the recounts that began Sunday in the races for governor and U.S. Senate are over.
She has shown shes incapable of conducting a large and important election in a way that inspires public confidence and trust, Rubio said. Shes been found to have destroyed ballots, in violation of the law. Opened absentee ballots early, in violation of the law. Misprinted ballots that have gone out. Snipes attorney, Burnadette Norris-Weeks, said Snipes is being unfairly attacked, along with Palm Beach Countys supervisor, Susan Bucher. Political gamesmanship at its best, Norris-Weeks said via email. The Broward County and Palm Beach County Supervisors of Elections (and the canvassing boards for both counties) have done nothing more than count all votes as required by law. Ridiculous!
If Snipes is suspended by the governor, incoming Florida state Senate President Bill Galvano said its time to have his chamber investigate and prepare to strike the final blow by removing her from office just as the chamber did to her predecessor, Miriam Oliphant, for mismanaging the 2002 Democratic gubernatorial primary. What shes demonstrated over the years is a series of mistakes that rise above the level of negligence and into incompetence, Galvano said. We cant continue to keep ignoring this and every option should be on the table. Under Floridas constitution, incompetence is a specific cause that a governor can invoke in suspending a constitutional officer such as Snipes.
Democrats say Snipes has privately confided that she plans to quit, but its unclear when. I hope its soon, said one state Senate Democrat who declined to be named. Otherwise, shes a goner. Heading into the election, Democratic campaigns fretted about what her mismanagement would do in the second-largest Democratic county in the state. Neither Scotts nor DeSantis teams will comment on the record about their plans for what many see as Snipes looming suspension, because both men are involved in races that are the subject of recounts and lawsuits. They dont want their comments used against them in court, according to those close to both Republicans.
I need to be careful with what I say about her, Scott confided to a source who confidentially relayed the conversation to POLITICO, adding that the governor is solely focused on winning. Hes senator-elect and he has blinders on to make sure it stays that way. Scotts ire with Snipes is clear. He already linked the controversies of slow counting and what Republicans call found ballots in Broward to a liberal effort to steal this election; he asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to Investigate.
Though FDLE has found no evidence of a crime, Scotts Senate campaign on Sunday filed an extraordinary civil court motion that asked the state police agency or Broward Countys sheriff to impound and secure all voting machines, tallying devices, and ballots as if the elections office were a crime scene. He filed a similar lawsuit against Bucher, who has had fewer problems than Snipes over the years, but who said Saturday that it would be impossible to finish the recount on time. The lawsuit against Snipes reads like an indictment, detailing numerous instances of Snipes ignoring the law and busting statutory deadlines.
In 2016, the Supervisor of Elections office: (i) mailed an unknown number of absentee ballots that omitted a proposed state constitutional amendment; (ii) posted early voting numbers online thirty minutes before the polls closed in primary elections; and (iii) opened ballots in private which prevented citizens and other groups of ensuring ballots were properly cast and counted, the suit says. Likewise, the suit continues, in 2017, the Supervisor of Elections: (i) admitted that her office has allowed ineligible voters including felons and non-citizens to cast votes; and (ii) wrongfully authorized the destruction of ballots cast in the 2016 Democratic primary election for the 23rd Congressional District of Florida. Scotts lawsuit also references another lawsuit his campaign successfully brought against Snipes last week after she failed to provide public information concerning the votes she had left to tally after Election Day information that should readily be at her fingertips and that, under Floridas Sunshine Laws, she should have disclosed.
Snipes was unwilling or unable to provide the data, and her office didnt follow state law requiring regular vote tally updates every 45 minutes, Scotts new lawsuit alleges. Then, in the dead of night, the office suddenly uploaded tens of thousands of new ballots in the Democratic-heavy county, causing Scotts margins statewide to fall so far that it triggered a recount, with his margin in the race against Sen. Bill Nelson falling below a half percent. The margin in the race is now 0.15 percent, below the quarter-point threshold for a manual recount. To cap it all off, the recount was supposed to start at 7 a.m. Sunday. But a number of technical glitches delayed the official start of the recount of the more than 700,000 ballots until just before noon. At the last minute, Snipes also admitted to mistakenly including 22 absentee ballots that, under state law, are considered illegal because the voter signature of the envelope they were contained in did not meet the voter signature on file. Broward County also failed to finish tallying all of its available votes by noon Saturday, the deadline for the first wave of unofficial results to be submitted to the state. It also failed to upload all the in-person early votes and available absentee ballot votes by 7 p.m. on the day before the election.
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