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Embattled Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes resigns after messy Florida midterm cycle

Brenda Snipes, the Broward Supervisor of Elections who found herself being blamed for much of the midterm controversies in Florida, submitted her resignation Sunday.

Snipes sent her resignation letter “to Tallahassee” Sunday, her former spokeswoman told the Sun Sentinel, just hours after Bill Nelson conceded the Senate race to Gov. Rick Scott.

It’s unclear exactly when she plans to step down, but sources told the newspaper that it will likely be in January, at which point Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis will be in charge of appointing her replacement.

Snipes faced heavy scrutiny during the midterms as Broward County struggled with a recount in several races, but her tenure, which began in 2003, was fraught from the start; in 2004, her office lost 58,000 absentee ballots during the presidential election, many of which were expected to be for John Kerry in the heavily blue county.

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