Brenda Snipes is history as Broward’s chief election official.
Snipes botched so many elections that she was removed by Gov Rick Scott on Friday.
The replacement picked by Scott was lawyer Peter Antonacci, who had a key role 14 years ago in the removal of Snipes’ predecessor Miriam Oliphant.
For those who remember the charges against Oliphant in her 2003 removal, Friday’s action was deja vu.
Scott’s news released termed Snipes’ performance in office “misfeasance, incompetence and neglect of duty….(she) missed deadlines, lost ballots and (her failure to) report basic information to the public, which resulted in multiple violations of Florida law. This follows multiple documented instances throughout Ms. Snipes’ term where Florida laws were broken including posting election results before polls closed and authorizing the improper destruction of ballots.”
Oliphant similarly was accused by Gov. Jeb Bush of “grave and frequent neglect, gross ignorance of official duties and gross carelessness in and improper discharge of official duties.”