Broward County misplaced more than 2,000 ballots, blames poorly trained team member
Will still have to give the screw-up of the day to Palm Beach County, where election workers reportedly jammed a paper clip into one of the ballot-scanning machines to keep it from going too fast, thereby short-circuiting it.
The day wasn’t going to pass without Broward County admitting to a screw-up, though, and NBC 6 in Miami reported Saturday that more than 2,000 ballots had been misplaced during the recount there.
Broward County misplaced over 2,000 ballots. Brenda Snipes said the votes likely may have been put in a wrong tray by one of her less-experienced team members: https://t.co/WZt3PtnenK
— NBC 6 South Florida (@nbc6) November 17, 2018
NBC 6 reports:
[Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda] Snipes said the 2,040 ballots “are in the building” – referring to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office in Lauderhill.
The ballots were discovered missing after there was a discrepancy between the recount returns and the original unofficial returns. Snipes said some members of her team did not have as much training as others and possibly misplaced the ballots in the wrong tray during the machine recount.
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) November 18, 2018
Is anyone really this incompetent? It has to be a part of a bigger plan.
— Smartacus (@fivestarmichael) November 17, 2018
Wow! Just think – there are workers even more incompetent than Dr. Brenda Snipes at the Broward County Board Of Elections.
— Kerry Davids (@KerryDavids) November 17, 2018
One of her less-experienced team members? Is she talking about her relatives or friends? That’s very suspicious.
— Bobby McMendo (@khetoman) November 17, 2018
Wait a minute, I need to go find my shocked face. My god Brenda Snipes is such an incompetent fool.
— Espelancer (@Espelanc) November 18, 2018
— Purple Dalmation (@purpledalmation) November 18, 2018
What a clown show.
— Sara Webber (@sarapwebber) November 17, 2018
My dog chewed them will be the next reason.
— STEVEN (@louie513) November 17, 2018
Misplaced? That explains a lot
— Dale Stoops (@DaleStoops1) November 17, 2018
They were GOP ballots no doubt.
— Just_Bob (@boogman7) November 17, 2018
This office needs to be placed under state supervision. A number of counties do.
— (((Sen. Not A Girl Who Struggles Goldman))) (@NotAbouThatBase) November 18, 2018
So let's certify the election because these dimwits have had custody of the ballots for far too long for any recount to possibly be any more reliable.
— Jake R. (@jaker1419) November 18, 2018
She’s needs to go, obviously.
— Jason Cochran (@JasCochran) November 18, 2018
Time for Dr. Snipes to step down.
— Annie (@auntieanne809) November 17, 2018
I’m damn sick and tired of this lady. 😒
— Ms. Nissa (@batshtcra_Zee) November 18, 2018
How on earth is this clown still employed?!
— Mike Dmano (@Dman767) November 17, 2018
Really. What a loser. She needs to be locked up.
— greg halfacre (@smokingman55) November 17, 2018
Goodness. What does it take to remove this woman from her position ??
— Kathy Bomar Ritter (@klbritter) November 17, 2018
She needs to step down after this. She keeps embarrassing the county. It's hard to believe we in Miami-Dade did a better job.
— Mario A Velarde (@MarioAV769) November 17, 2018
There is no one to blame but Brenda Snipes herself, 15 years in this position you would think she would take some accountability for her actions .
— Angela (@acmom62) November 17, 2018
You have got to be kidding me – the responsibility falls squarely on the SOE for a lack of proper training and supervision – it may have been an innocent mistake – but with past history in Broward – this is just another incident and possibly a bridge too far – time for a new SOE
— Steve Carter (@scarter117) November 18, 2018
And to think that she gets paid $175K
— Oscar Triana (@ostriana) November 17, 2018
— Odalys Casas (@OdalysCasas) November 17, 2018
Brenda, really? Bless her heart!
— Maurice🇺🇸 (@MauriceTyshon) November 17, 2018
Analysis by Univ. of Florida professor finds Broward's poor ballot design 'may have actually disadvantaged Scott' https://t.co/8hK2Y5Q4Ig
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 17, 2018