Miami Herald: Whoops! Brenda Snipes’ Office Mixed Bad Provisional Ballots With Good Ones. Report Ignores Broward S.O.E.’s History of Corruption

Elder Patriot – Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes is either guilty of misfeasance or the official most prone to malfeasance in the history of Florida elections.

The Herald explained one of the numerous “mistakes” Snipes has made:

Broward’s elections supervisor accidentally mixed more than a dozen rejected ballots with nearly 200 valid ones, a circumstance that is unlikely to help Brenda Snipes push back against Republican allegations of incompetence.

The mistake — for which no one had a solution Friday night — was discovered after Snipes agreed to present 205 provisional ballots to the Broward County canvassing board for inspection.

This might’ve been easy to dismiss as a one-time occurrence except for the fact that S.O.E. Snipes has a long history of one-way mistakes that wind up favoring only Democrats.

On November 9th, The Washington Post’s Amy Gardner, Beth Reinhard, and Lori Rozsa reported:

During the 2004 presidential election, Snipes blamed the U.S. Postal Service for losing 58,000 absentee ballots, then later announced that only 6,000 ballots had disappeared. Postal officials said they had done nothing wrong. Then Snipes’s office dropped off 2,400 blank absentee ballots for voters at the post office on a Saturday before the election, after mail carriers were already gone for the day.

And in 2016, Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz faced a primary challenge from a Bernie Sanders-backed candidate, Tim Canova, in Florida’s 23rd District. Canova sued Broward election officials and asked to inspect the physical ballots in the race. Snipes was accused of destroying the physical ballots while saving digital copies as the lawsuit was pending — a violation of a federal statute requiring that congressional ballots be saved for 22 months after an election.

The following day, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported:

Some of the previous glitches that have occurred during Snipes’ tenure as supervisor of elections:

A court ruled Snipes 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, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Election results in the 2016 primary were posted on the election office’s website before the polls closed, the newspaper reported.

In 2012, nearly 1,000 uncounted ballots were discovered a week after the election, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

In 2004, approximately 58,000 mail-in ballots were not delivered to voters, the newspaper reported.

Most importantly, as far as the 2018 Florida Governor and Senators races are concerned, Snipes was obligated to report the total number of votes that had been cast within a half hour of the polls closing.  Then her office is required to update the vote totals every 45 minutes until all the votes are counted.

Snipes has refused to comply with these simple instructions that are intended to provide integrity to the vote.  Instead she continued farming for Democratic votes as these deadlines passed.

When she reported that 100% of her precincts had reported late Tuesday night, there was a grand total of 634,000 votes.  That already represented a record for midterm elections in Broward.

Instead, on Friday she reported there were now 717,000 votes. That’s an increase of 83,000 votes.  Where the hell could Snipes have found them?

And now, thanks to the assistance of Snipes, and if the courts permit her little charade to persist, Floridians are heading to a recount where the outcome is in doubt.