Broward County’s supervisor of elections, Brenda Snipes, has “withdrawn her resignation,” the Hill reports, after Florida Governor Rick Scott threatened to cut off her pension.
Snipes, who presided over an utterly embarrassing recount effort in Broward County following the 2018 midterm elections, told reporters on Saturday, through her attorney, that she refuses to be shamed by Scott and would not simply leave office quietly.
“Dr. Snipes hereby rescinds her resignation,” attorney Burnadette Norris-Weeks told media, adding that the governor’s efforts to remove Snipes from office before January were nothing more than an attempt to “tarnish record.”
Snipes will be “fighting this to the very end,” Norris-Weeks said.
Snipes officially resigned her position after the Broward Country recount was completed, and after days of errors and missteps that saw Broward lag far behind neighboring counties in handling ballot issues (Snipes’s team, even, at one point, lost more than 2,000 ballots, with hours remaining until the election results had to be certified). She would have remained in office until January, and would have been eligible for a $170,000 state pension. – READ MORE