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Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday suspended Brenda Snipes from her duties as the supervisor of elections in Broward County, and chose her temporary successor following the contentious recount in the state’s governor and U.S. Senate races during the midterm elections earlier this month.

Scott, who is headed to the Senate after defeating Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, faulted Snipes for “misfeasance, incompetence and neglect of duty” in a news release announcing his decision made via executive order.

The announcement comes after Snipes, who faced heat regarding her handling of votes during this year’s elections, reportedly submitted her resignation earlier this month to the governor, which was to go into effect in January.

Citing numerous media reports, the governor accused Broward election officials of committing “multiple violations of Florida law” during the midterm elections, the news release said.

Scott selected Peter Antonacci to fill her position for what’s left of her term, until a new supervisor of elections can be voted on in the November 2020 elections, the news release said.

“Every eligible voter in Florida deserves their vote to be counted and should have confidence in Florida’s elections process,” Scott said. “After a series of inexcusable actions, it’s clear that there needs to be an immediate change in Broward County and taxpayers should no longer be burdened by paying a salary for a Supervisor of Elections who has already announced resignation.”

“I know that Pete will be solely focused on running free and fair elections, will not be running for election and will bring order and integrity back to this office,” he continued.

Snipes was appointed as the top elections official in Broward County in 2003 by then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a Republican. Snipes, a Democrat, has been elected to the role four times since.



  1. James

    December 1, 2018 at 4:54 am


  2. jackcandobutwont

    December 1, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Snipes should be in jail, awaiting a trial, then a nice lenghty stay in a State pen!!

    • Rhonda

      December 1, 2018 at 1:16 pm

      She will be, but on a federal level, not state. This is just the first step in the process.

  3. Ulla Camp

    December 1, 2018 at 5:07 am

    Don’t forget to scrap her pension, it is way too hefty for a criminal like her..

    • Rhonda

      December 1, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      That was why Scott suspended her, to stop the process of her receiving her pension, due to her resignation. Just like Sessions did, with Andrew McCabe. They suspended McCabe, too, and then just before the pension/resignation was to kick in, they made it official, they fired him, which took his pension away. Torture for these people, thinking they’re going to get away scot-free, and then the rug is pulled out from under them at the last moment.

    • Alice

      December 1, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      I agree 100%! Why did Scott take so long to get rid of this incompetent thief.

  4. Michael_T

    December 1, 2018 at 5:10 am

    Take away that undeserved pension!

  5. Jake

    December 1, 2018 at 5:20 am

    What took you so long, Governor?? Didn’t you have enough to put her sorry ass in jail back in 2016? Are you playing favorites, or afraid to do your job?

  6. William Stout

    December 1, 2018 at 5:36 am

    Scott is a nasty creature. florida is in terrible trouble because of him. The ONLY way the current corrupt GOP has won any Florida election is by cheating, voter suppression, and illegal removal of voter records. he’ll go down soon, and good riddance.

  7. Richard R. Pope

    December 1, 2018 at 5:43 am

    I agree with these comments. Amen!!
    America: Love it or Leave it!
    GOD Bless and GOD Please Help us,

  8. Proud vet

    December 1, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Schnucks should be stripped of everything she has is she probably acquired he legally anyway through the taxpayers wallet. She should be given the firing squad for an attack against the American people‘s election process, that many in our military have died for in the past. Let’s not forget the demonically evil left Are still attacking Donald Trump for a trumped up why do you destroy them as the money does not like someone in power that they cannot control. Let’s not forget how bad the communist prostitutes in the agencies have one after general Flynn and stripped him of all that he has worked for trying to defend his self against the Tierney in government that is going on! Stripper of everything she has, and then pressure her pressure her pressure her for who was in valved with her above and below are just like Mueller and his 12 henchmen scumbag lowlife bum feet are lawyers have done to people they have tried to destroy that had nothing to do with Russia, well Hillary Clinton still runs free with our $250 million that her and her husband sold America down the drain to the communist and the one world order. May God‘s justice Rain on the daemonic legal

  9. RD

    December 1, 2018 at 6:44 am

    No pension for criminal Snipes. Charge her for her crimes.

  10. Linda

    December 1, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Snipes, a Democrat, was appointed as the top elections official in Broward County in 2003 by then-Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
    Old Jeb was stupid, stupid even back then.

  11. Leslie Stevenson

    December 1, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Decades to late and that Troll doll look alike is going to stillmke a great salary fpr all her dirty deeds

  12. Arif

    December 1, 2018 at 7:10 am

    These Negros think they are above the Law and because of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS THEY CANNOT BE CHARGED>> ITS REVERSE RACISM Thanks to OBONGO the Kenyan Born Fraud brought in by GEORGE SORROS

  13. Doris Frazier

    December 1, 2018 at 10:19 am

    First off after previous accusations of her corruption in the voting system, why was she not fired before. She never should have been near this past election with what has previously gone on with her.. Comments of incompetence, she knew what she was doing.. She is corrupt period.. She should face charges, and loose her pension. This whole election scam was an injustice to the voters of Florida and the country.

  14. J R

    December 1, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Showboating. She’ll still get her big UNDESERVED pension. That’s the way the “establishment” works. Don’t forget Jebby Boy appointed her. And also don’t forget, that Jebby Boy was an “anti Trumper.” When’s the last time you saw a democrat stumping AGAINST a candidate from his own party? Jebby Boy has ESTABLISHMENT written all over him.


    December 1, 2018 at 11:24 am

    If she committed fraud she should be hung in public.Voting is the only way i can have my voice heard,when that is taken away because of fraud my rights as a citizen are also stripped.

  16. Irene Renner

    December 1, 2018 at 11:25 am

    What good does this do. She still gets an enormous pension.

  17. Di

    December 1, 2018 at 11:26 am

    She s/b going to PRISON for 10 yrs

  18. Norman Scott

    December 1, 2018 at 11:30 am

    But she walks away with 130 thousand per year pension.

  19. Joe

    December 1, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Remove her pension and throw her ass in prison

  20. CONNIE

    December 1, 2018 at 12:30 pm


  21. Tom T.

    December 1, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    So institutionalized voter fraud will continue because of soft, rino response.

  22. MissD

    December 1, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Now y’all know they won’t do that! It would be “racist” !!

  23. Robert Bruce Westwater

    December 1, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    I heard that she will get over $180k/year in pension! how is that fair?


    December 1, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    This shouldn’t even be happening. She should already be in prison.

  25. robert barton

    December 1, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Verbal reprimand is not sufficient enough.Retire on $70,000 a year by being corrupt is a slap in face of we the honest Americans.

  26. Bill

    December 1, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    I have never heard of a crook having their retirement, pension or any type benefit removed.

  27. Silas Longshot

    December 1, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    What about the insane salary / benefits / pension this crooked scum was taking down? Getting paid like that AND being utterly corrupt should be double time in jail.

  28. Chaz

    December 1, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    No pension!!

  29. Edward Bennett

    December 1, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    WOW, a guy with a set of gonads, he sure is 1 tough guy, after all the B.S. she started he FINALLY suspended her, what the heck is wrong with firing and indictingt her, this Scott guy is someone you better not mess with LOL !!!

  30. Carol Fryer

    December 1, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    I wont hold my breath. Even my son , who is special needs , said to me. Mom, They wont do anything to her. I hate it but I agree. I am shocked that Scott finally did this much, and she is already on the way out willingly. He was asked on Fox during the recounts, why he hadnt fired her already…of course I didnt get any answers from that one. He was nervous and obviously shaken because he had NO answer. All over the country we watched the deafening silence on the right, not just in Florida. Way too many slugs in Congress…and the left seems to win over and over with their agendas and cant be stopped. And all the excuse I hear from the right is that they have to be bipartisan….so they slowly give away the nation one piece at a time. And the left controls all the media, so all we hear constantly is blown out of proportion stories and how we want what they are shoving. And even Fox ends up kissing their patoodies.

  31. J POLLS

    December 1, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    All she did and the CONSERVATIVE STILL WON !!!!! DUMBASS BRAINLESS SHEEP TWIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Theda Fritz

    December 1, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    It’s proven that Snipes is crooked and incompetent to boot but yet she is going to collect a pension of #130,000 per yr. BS she should have that pension eliminated and do some jail time. Regular folks can’t benefit from proceeds from a crime. Why do WE have to pay her for her crimes

  33. zchonie

    December 1, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    I’m pretty sure she will get a lucrative retirement pension. When a government employee is found guilty of a crime of either neglect, or whatever, they should lose any retirement, except what they themselves have contributed to.

  34. Mary Johnson

    December 1, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    In every state that has been found fraud and misconduct they should be relieved of duty. Put an end to the obstruction of the voting of this country. All illegals that voted the votes should be removed and the rolls need to be gone over for all states and the dead removed from the polls. ID should be presented as it has always been a law on the books. If the Democrats want to take the high road then do this but they will not because they are afraid they can not win a fair election. That may be the case but would it not be the right thing to do.

  35. Oscar Pearson

    December 1, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Terminate and cut off all retirement funds!

  36. scot_belle

    December 1, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    With this ouster, with cause stated, is THIS ahead of the required time to receive her pension?
    I read this as Brenda Snipes…has been FIRED, and that usually ends a pension.
    Considering her lack of enforcement of any of our U.S. Voting laws…I definitely hope so.

  37. Carey McClure

    December 1, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    whoopee. dems get away with anything they want to. disgusting.

  38. Alison

    December 1, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Better late than never! How will she be held accountable???

  39. Jeff

    December 1, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    She has the last laugh tho, as she collects her $70,000/year retirement from this job in addition to the $60,000/year retirement she is receiving from her job as an educator. If you want justice, cancel her pensions11

  40. Mark Terzano

    December 1, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Maybe it should be done nation wide.

  41. Synickel

    December 2, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Big deal replacing her with no consequences except an extreme retirement package. Jail.

  42. RD

    December 2, 2018 at 3:25 am

    Snipes should be charged for her wicked political schemes and any pension be revoked.

  43. Kenneth Boyd

    December 2, 2018 at 9:08 am

    WHY do these damn ni–ers , think they ( these damn ni–ers ) think they ( these damn ni–ers ) have a right to do anything they ( these damn ni–ers ) want , and not have consequences from people that disagree with them , or from their actions altogether ?
    Plus , why do they (these damn ni–ers )think they are entitled to not be called out for their ( these damn ni–ers) actions and comments ?

  44. Pat

    December 3, 2018 at 10:58 am

    The Dems are really GOOD at letting Women and Minorities Take The Fall! This one was convicted in 2017, and even then they took until May 2018 to Sentence her and then until Jan. 2018 until she finally had to start serving her five-yr. sentence! And NOBODY out of all the 4 AM Script Keepers in the Lame Stream Media ever mentioned it!

  45. Pat

    December 3, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Dems are Great at letting Women and Minorities Take the Fall! This one was convicted in 2017, but her Sentencing wasn’t until May 2018. Then she had until Feb. 2018 to start her Five Year Prison Sentence!

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