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Some Commissioners Fed Up With Broward Elections Chief

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Dr. Brenda Snipes (file)

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to SouthFloridaReporter, June 8, 2015 – It was Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes’ turn in the barrel last week.

Snipes got grilled – her word for the 30-minute cross-examination was “bullied” – by Broward County Commissioner Mark Bogen on Tuesday.

Like a prosecutor questioning a murderer, Bogen started out something like this: “Would you agree the most important thing for any supervisor is to run efficient and impartial elections?”

It went downhill from there for Snipes.

Ostensibly, Bogen complained about the Elections Office lawyer Burnadette Norris-Weeks. The attorney has been making campaign contributions and doing other political work.

That’s outrageous! Any official of the elections office is supposed to be neutral and detached.

But there was a subtext to Bogen’s attack. Commissioners, sick of the inefficiency and inept management of elections, clearly are sick of Snipes.

She has lost what appears to be a significant slice of her County Commission support. Maybe the bulk of it.

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