Earlier today a Florida judge ruled that Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes violated state and federal laws by destroying ballots from a 2016 congressional race while —they— were the subject of a lawsuit against her office.
The seems like a case of pronoun abuse. Either that or it is not written in English.
“Either that or it is not written in English.”
Maybe “Brenda” is an adjective here and “Snipes” is a plural noun ;/
“They” refers to the destroyed ballots which were the subject of the lawsuit.
Snipes was the defendant, not the subject.