Brenda Snipes Set to Walk Away With HUGE Payday
Snipes, 75, already receives a pension of more than $58,000 from her time as an educator and is poised to collect another $71,000 for 15 years as an elected official, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
"Although I have enjoyed this work tremendously over these many election cycles, both large and small, I am ready to pass the torch," Snipes wrote in her resignation letter to Republican Gov. Rick Scott. "Therefore, I request that you accept my letter of resignation effective January 4, 2019."
Her resignation came amid heavy criticism for her office’s handling of the recount of a Senate race between incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Scott, who was declared the winner. (Scott was not allowed to seek re-election as governor because of the state's term-limit laws.)
Broward County failed to turn in the recount results by the state’s deadline, lost thousands of ballots and opened 205 provisional early-voting ballots before their validity was determined.
Officials also proved Snipes destroyed ballots in Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's 2016 congressional race.
Many are decrying the decision to lavishly compensate the Broward County Supervisor of Elections for doing such a poor job, including President Trump.
Brenda Snipes, in charge of voting in Broward County, Florida, was just spotted wearing a beautiful dress with 300 I VOTED signs on it. Just kidding, she is a fine, very honorable and highly respected voting tactician!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2018