Even with more irregularities and mistakes continually appearing in Broward County, where thanks to local election officials’ gross incompetence one statewide senatorial election still remains uncalled, some officials remain in stark denial about the realities of what’s happening.
Broward County elections supervisor elections supervisor Brenda Snipes in particular seems to think all the hubbub about her department’s never-ending errors is no big deal — and that the growing backlash against her is therefore rooted in nothing but age-old racism.
“A top elections official in Florida who endured national humiliation after missing a midterms recount deadline by two minutes has told the Guardian that racism is ‘probably’ a factor in the backlash against her,” The Guardian reported following a Saturday morning interview with Snipes.
Her attempt to abdicate her responsibility for the county’s endless problems prompted hundreds (if not thousands) to castigate her on social media for using the “race card.”
Hilarious. she is trying to use the Race Card. https://t.co/gCJLk7NA57
— TheAmericanLeftist?? (@TheAmericanLef1) November 17, 2018
Lol.. When you got nothing left , Scream Racism that always works and puts everyone in an indefensible position .. How about Brenda you are just plain over your head and are just plain incompetent! ?♀️?♂️?♀️ https://t.co/BxgrCljPkL
— Glenn Roth (@groth1945) November 17, 2018
Ummm No. You’re just a corrupt, incompetent moron…https://t.co/hvbyzuYjOq
— Michael Atlas Cirelli (@JCVD7721) November 17, 2018
Imagine being one of the 2,040 whose vote Brenda lost
U went out of your way 2 vote
U were passionate about who you voted 4
U find out your vote was never counted b/c Brenda misplaced it
U express extreme outrage
Brenda blames your outrage on your racismhttps://t.co/kEgKVPKnvS
— FUTrumpHaters (@FUTrumpHaters) November 17, 2018
UM NO. Incompetence does not have a color! > Florida official Brenda Snipes: racism ‘probably’ a factor in attacks against me | US news | The Guardian https://t.co/k1xaklDqz5
— Artic Cat (@artic_cat) November 17, 2018
This is embarrassing. As a corporate taxpayer in Broward County, I say respectfully, get your shit together. https://t.co/F7zLlHxy0Z
— David Koretz (@dkoretz) November 18, 2018
No, Brenda Snipes, you’re not being criticized because you’re black. You’re being criticized because you’re incompetent.https://t.co/KEIxBFFzdG
— Screw the NRA Resist (@Richpf) November 17, 2018
The fact that Snipes missed the midterms recount deadline was just one of many mistakes. Hours after her interview with The Guardian, a report surfaced that she’d misplaced over 2,000 ballots.
“Election workers in Snipes office told Breitbart News that Snipes and her team are scouring the office building, located inside a strip mall in Lauderhill adjacent to a Dunkin’ Donuts and Winn-Dixie grocery store. The workers spoke on condition that their names be withheld,” Breitbart confirmed.
What a mess. @BrowardVotes lost/misplaced/cant find 2,040 ballots. Canvassing board is nonplussed & uncertain what to do. Sounds like math is going to be involved. #BrowardRecount #Election2018 https://t.co/P43zoIRhaa pic.twitter.com/VVOiZ5APqF
— Tonya Alanez (@talanez) November 17, 2018
By Sunday morning it was unclear whether the ballots had been found yet, though ultimately it didn’t even matter since even more problems had since emerged.
“Fresh off its bungled machine recount, Broward County’s second day of manual recounting temporarily stopped about an hour after it began Saturday when lawyers from both political parties pointed out that volunteers were counting the wrong ballots,” Fox News reported Saturday afternoon.
Video footage of the ballots being transported may be seen below:
Yet according to Snipes, the mounting criticism against her is much ado about nothing but racism. While many view this as just as excuse for her incompetence, what remains unclear is whether her incompetence is purposeful or just “accidental.” The evidence suggests it could be the former.
In May a judge ruled that Snipes, a Democrat, had violated state and federal laws by illegally destroying ballots for the 2016 congressional primary race between her leftist ally, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Tim Canova, who ran as an Independent.
Later this year in August, a judge again ruled against Snipes after the Florida GOP reportedly filed a suit against her claiming her office “was opening ballots in private, preventing people from challenging if they were properly cast,” according to Fox News.
“And then in 2016, Broward County violated the law when it posted early voting results online before polls even closed,” the outlet added.
The evidence lends Snipes the appearance of a “serial election rigger,” as former Florida Democrat congressional candidate Tim Canova put it during an interview earlier this month.
As a Floridian I am very concerned with the pattern of election fraud in my state We can not allow this to continue. Former progressive Fla. candidate: I warned that Broward’s Brenda Snipes is a ‘serial election rigger’ https://t.co/zEsqn9jUF9
— TRUMP COUNTRY USA (@LauraLeeBordas) November 9, 2018
Yet like many other Democrat officials and political figures before her, Snipes continues to claim it’s all about racism, not that too many people (if any at all) appear to believe her.
Brenda Snipes Blames Racism for Widespread Backlash Against Her — Not Her Incompetence
Yes, that must be it.
The reason she is incompetent and a crook?
Is our Racism!
Fallback position Straight out of the Demonrat Playbook!https://t.co/OPhBpnQqGq
— ?Mr. McBeeVee ? (@adriandt31) November 18, 2018
It was only a matter of short time till the crooked Brenda Snipes called racism. Democrats we see you for what you are.
— Mike Moran (@Mikecmhqb1) November 17, 2018
Brenda Snipes believes that racism is “probably” behind the backlash? Really? She would have received the same backlash if she were White, Yellow, Brown, Red or Green. Dereliction of duty knows no color. Snipes has a doctorate in Adult Learning and Curriculum….. Go figure.
— Steve (@Steve93056380) November 17, 2018
— Red Nation Rising (@RedNationRising) November 18, 2018
This was predictable.
Crooked Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes thinks racism was probably a factor in the backlash against her.
— Parker Shannon (@TheObamaFile) November 18, 2018
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