Brenda Snipes

Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes was forced from her position after multiple allegations of voter fraud and election meddling during the midterm elections earlier this month.

Snipes chose to resign on Sunday, rather than be forcibly removed from office, after multiple complaints from President Trump and GOP members that she participated in voter fraud by "finding" new votes that favored Democratic Senate candidate Bill Nelson and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.

Snipes, who supervised the elections in heavily Democratic Broward County, Florida, was under heavy pressure to step down after her office "found" new votes for Nelson and Gillum.

"Although I have enjoyed this work tremendously over these many election cycles, both large and small, I am ready to pass the torch. Therefore, I request that you accept my letter of resignation effective January 4, 2019." Snipes wrote in a letter to outgoing Republican Governor Rick Scott.

Snipes, 75, was accused of delaying the count and refusing to hand over final vote tallies after the midterm elections ended on Nov. 6.

The delay stretched on for nearly 2 weeks as many called for the National Guard to storm Snipes’ Broward County offices and take over the count.

As a result of the newly found ballots, Gillum took back his concession to Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis.

Gillum said he reversed his concession because he wanted to ensure that every vote was counted.

The criticism didn't end with the candidates and the local GOP, President Trump weighed in by condemning Snipes.

Trump said "really bad things" were going on in Broward County and he called out Snipes for her "horrible history" of voter fraud in Florida.

"All of a sudden they are finding votes out of nowhere," said Trump, who suggested Snipes was helping the Democrats to steal the elections from Nelson and DeSantis.

"I mean you look at what they've done, you look at the dishonesty, look, look, there's bad things gone on in Broward County, really bad things,” Trump said.

Trump called for Snipes to be fired, saying, "When they call this woman incompetent, they're wring. She's very competent but in a bad way."

But the Democrats denied any wrongdoing, and several judges sided with Snipes by denying emergency injunctions to safeguard the voting equipment.

A judge denied Gov. Scott's motion to throw out votes tallied after Saturday's 3 p.m. deadline.

In what many considered the last straw, Snipes missed the deadline for submitting the recount results by just 2 minutes on Thursday -- which nullified more than 700 new votes that would have gone to Senate candidate Rick Scott.

The missed deadline angered many Broward County officials who stayed up all night to help recount the votes.

"Basically I just worked my ass off for nothing," said Joseph D'Allessandro, Broward County's election planning and development director.

Gov. Scott's campaign argued that Snipes missed the deadline by 2 minutes on purpose, saying he would have gained 779 new votes if Snipes hadn't been late.

But Snipes defended herself, saying, "An election like the one we just finished almost has so many moving parts and so many components. I'm pleased that we were able to accomplish what we did accomplish in the period of time that was available."

Photo by Joe Skipper / Getty Images

  • Mielle Downey

    Why was she finding votes? Was this some hocus pocus election trick? Was she trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat for the democrats? Black people do better because the days of you being the democratic mule should be over!!

  • Trey

    yeah she had to go...

  • Waya Hedia

    What a mess this woman is. I pity the next group that gets her.

  • Vonn

    donnie has the audacity to call some else dishonest? ?? #trumpuniversity

  • rockstar2142

    Fl voting been a mess since bush stole the election. Nothing new here.

  • Mielle Downey

    Have you seen the number of Black people thrown under the bus by democrats for doing their dirty work? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn't even know what the branches of government is and thinks it's the Congress, Senate and Presidency and the dingbats in New York voted her into congress?The 3 branches of government: executive, legislative, judicial.

  • Bashi22

    why these people go so hard for election yet still the black community still needs to be clean up.

  • iWasteTime

    The President of the United states doesn't know how the government works either. She'll be fine

  • rockstar2142

    I like her I think she is gonna do great things.

  • hottlanta

    Yeah while mama june got fleas gnats and flies living in her big toe.

  • rockstar2142

    Like the republicans are better. They don’t give a crap about us either.

  • Mielle Downey

    So then it is safe to say he is among the majority because the way it seems none of the US government knows anything but recuse and impeach but not why.

  • Mielle Downey

    Go join the circus and you will see all of the great thing there that she will accomplish.

  • Mielle Downey

    On Election night Brenda Snipes originally reported 634,000 votes were cast in the midterm election in her county.By last week on Friday morning Snipes said 717,000 votes were cast in her county in the midterm election.

    Broward County Democrats mysteriously found 83,000 votes in two days!

    She still has not explained how this happened.

  • iWasteTime

    I haven't had a comment deleted in years ..
    UGH

  • Pamela

    Why?

  • Miss Thang

    "...steal the elections from Nelson and DeSantis."

    Sandra, you mean from Scott and DeSantis.

  • Trace da Ace

    oh well...the whole political mess is just that...A MESS...they will put whomever they want in office, regardless of who voted for who.....and didn't the Russians help Dump get elected????

  • rockstar2142

    anything is better than trumps circus so..

  • ohdearme

    I had no idea this woman was 75, for that matter there could've been a touch of Alzheimer's involved, as for the allegations of fraud by Trump and his minions, meh look in a mirror lately?

  • Waya Hedia

    What exactly would you like them to do.. for you?

  • hottlanta

    Blows your mind that rick Scott won after he was found guilty of medicaid fraud . Ain't gotta pay the money back or nothing. Then 2 more Republicans just got indicted n won when black folks can't get jobs for not paying 1 dayum parking ticket.

  • rockstar2142

    My point is folks always talking get off the democratic plantation & stuff but the alternative ain’t no better.

  • Soda

    Guess you didn't hear about the box of votes discovered in a storage area. Probably more were left in other places.

  • Waya Hedia

    The alternative is the only way. It's called 'independence' and the power to act on your own thoughts without paying any attention to a party's direction.

  • Lady_Elle

    Ms. Snipes is 75 years old.
    I think that there is a point in time that you have to turn the leadership role over to someone younger.

    Broward County had thousands more votes with the midterms.

    You need plans, teams with specific objectives... etc.

    It is the responsibility of the person in charge to LEAD!

    At 75 perhaps it was too much! I wish that she had left on a high note!

    The election process is ANTIQUATED! Yet they want results almost in REAL TIME! The process has to run like a well oiled machine.

    She was quoted as stating they could not meet the deadlines...

    This likely cost Gillium the election.

  • Lady_Elle

    This pisses me off!
    What about the dead man in Nevada... he won a seat! wtf

  • What???

    Its good to see black folks exposing and acknowledging corrupt black people including corrupt black women. We do not have the latitude to play the "slavery made me do it" or "white people do it too" excuse in the 21st century. You have to LEGITIMATELY have the moral high ground in order to legitimately take power not just sing, dance and march about it.

  • Mielle Downey

    Now Brenda Snipes is a Black Russian. You people delusional and need a reality check.LMAO

  • Bashi22

    Exactly no universal healthcare like Canada, Europe Cuba. Don’t make sense to be. No franchise owners in the community that are black. Only East Indian Chinese extra. No after school about fianance, tax, tax loopholes, stocks, real estate extra.

  • Miss Thang

    Brenda Snipes is just the fall guy. smh I've lived in Broward for the last 10 years and she Republicans have never had an issue with her until this election.

  • Calikush

    Hello!!!!!

  • Miss Thang

    She isn't corrupt. She's ineffective. But this is politics. I notice the white SOE for Palm Beach county who was also late in turning in election results isn't getting anywhere near the bad publicity Brenda has. She is right. This is a racist witch hunt.

  • Mielle Downey

    well when that bridge come don't cross just jump with Alexandria and see if you make it to Venezuela to live your best life with the other socialist who are starving because of the big Dummies like her in office.

  • lovelygamour

    Florida doesnt want to get it together. They sent teams to detroit to be trained. They implemented about 2 things new and lost the ballot boxes we gave them. The fbi needs to take over florida elections.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Now the Democratic Party would be clamoring for her to go to jail if she was white and republican but since she black and got caught blue handed cheating it ok she gets a pass SMH hypocrites every last one of them

  • Miss Thang

    the voting machines are antiquated. Brenda can't control that.

  • Mielle Downey

    We don't even give a crap about us.have you seen how many of us are dying by our own people not only just here around the world?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    You talking to brick walls when you talk like that...

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Bush didn’t steal the black folks didn’t get they ass up to vote ... thats the REAL REASON HE WON!!!

  • free

    everybody knows white republicans don't go to jail for cheating.

  • Lady_Elle

    True... I was on a rant!
    The Process itself is antiquated!
    She is the supervisor... so they attach it to her.

  • What???

    I notice a lot of things about white corruption and/or ineffectiveness but it’s not an accurate ‘apples to apples’ comparison on a grand scale 1. Because blacks are only 12% of the population with the poorest global societal image and 2. How is it racism? Racism is when one thinks their race is inherently ‘better’ than another. They can come at this black lady because negroes don’t have enough social and cultural credibility in society for claims against her to be delegitimized.

  • Lady_Elle

    I agree.

  • Lady_Elle

    I don't think she is corrupt. I do think she is too old for this responsibility.

  • Trace da Ace

    did i say she was a black Russian??? You need to go back up and read again what I posted and stop trying to twist it...I SAID WHAT I SAID...and if you don't like it....DON'T RESPOND!!! Have a blessed Monday, troll.

  • Blue

    somebody gotta take the fall. smh

  • Waya Hedia

    That was a myth started by Democrats. You bought it. Can't return it when it doesn't work. Warranty is up on that one.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    What about black democrat like that cow Donna Brazil giving Clinton answers ahead of time

  • free

    what changed in my sentence? yall done stole people, money, votes, land, cattle, and errthang on god's green earth that can be stolen and ain't served nary a bit of time in jail for it.

  • TheOwley

    The FBI needs to be depoliticized first then take over all national and local elections. No ballot boxes appearing after elections day should be counted. Election results should be final instead of allowing the magic trolls to make them magically appear so their candidate wins.

  • TheOwley

    Broward County is now nationally recognized as the cheating county and Ms. Snipes is one of the reasons why. She was appointed by a white republican so please , spare us the 'racism' BS she is now trying to pull. The woman was corrupt and incompetent to boot and gives black elections supervisors a bad name. Shame on her. 75 years old, she needs to make peace with the Most High.

  • TransMichelle

    Now here we go. Now you talking but they don't want to hear that. The leftist demoncrats main stream media got black folks so brainwashed and hot against The Donald they don't even care about us killing up each other. Just dumb

  • TheOwley

    Fall guy? There have been issues with her prior to this election but for fear of being accused of racism, they let it go. There are articles about her previous improprieties. Snipes is / was a huge figure in the Broward County elections wheel and they didn't want to touch her. This proved to be too much.

  • TransMichelle

    Donna Brazil, Mamie Oprah, Brenda Snipes, Maxine Waters, Abrams, Sheila Jackson Lee, Joy Reid all these black women and more have ruined or dam near ruined their careers doing the demoncrats and main stream media dirty work.

  • TransMichelle

    Every time black folks lose it's always stolen and the white man's fault.

  • TheOwley

    So you are saying the antiquated process doomed Gillum. It's possible the process disfavored DeSantis. It's a push. The process doomed the people's choice and they voted for both men. Also, some electronic machines change the votes from R to D and from D to R depending on the district they are located.

  • TransMichelle

    Child that was nothing but a scam. That's why they not talking about anymore. Mueller pulled the wool over your eyes. I can't believe you people can't see through this shish.

  • TheOwley

    Russians, the Chinese, and specially the US plus about 190 nations all influence other nation's elections. I thought everyone knew that.

  • TheOwley

    She is retiring. Also, she knows too much so I hope she stays away from bathtubs.

  • TransMichelle

    They have to stop pacifying black folks. It's getting too much. Soon we will expect to walk in anywhere and get shish for free like the guy did at Starbucks. This is not helping black folks and white folks have to stop being afraid to be called racist.

  • Lady_Elle

    I said that it is likely that it cost Gillium because it was stated that Broward County is where Gillium had a strength. The difference was very small between the two before the recount.

    Only the people that submitted the final totals (too late) know if it would've made a difference.

    I think the process is antiquated and needs to be overhauled.

  • TransMichelle

    Yep

  • TransMichelle

    Especially Odumba, Hillary, Comey, Lynch, and others. All their azzes need to be in jail.

  • TransMichelle

    It will be great when they get rid of Maxine Waters. Her district is a hellhole.

  • TransMichelle

    These fools don't. They don't get it. The wool is pulled over their eyes and they can't see shish.

  • Lady_Elle

    I agree with you. She may not get to enjoy her Golden years!

  • TheOwley

    Unfortunate Maxine is drunk with power and has long abandoned her district. The same is true with Nancy. San Francisco is to be avoided unless you want to risk hepatitis. They have failed their respective communities. I also believe that like Ms. Brenda, they are in some mental decline because of age but they won't let go.

  • TheOwley

    I agree the process is broken and hopefully the FBI or some other government agency takes it over nationwide.

  • TransMichelle
  • TheOwley

    The good news is that black folks are waking up and demanding more from their representatives instead of the BS platitudes and patronizing tone. And even many Latinos see what is happening at the border and don't like it. These individuals believe they will be allowed to walk in and become wards of the US taxpayers. Enough.

  • TransMichelle

    True

  • Mielle Downey

    The Main Stream Media and democrats have turned our black people into professional victims. The only black people profiting from our downfall are the poverty pimps who continue to pimp their own people.

  • Li-Wright

    Ms. Snipes looks like she's tired as hell. She's probably taken a lot of crap since being the County Electioner. I say, take your retirement and travel the world. Forget that crazy election process.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    What do you mean stolen? If something was taken from a people they were to weak to hold on to it in the first place

  • Lady_Elle

    Spoken like a true bully!

  • Lady_Elle

    Something as IMPORTANT as submitting final totals per a court order by a SPECIFIC time...

    Team process...
    group1 - recount.
    Provide statuses so group2 is ready.
    When done pass the baton (totals).

    group2 - logon to site while group1 is doing the recount.
    Make sure you are familiar with how to populate the site.
    Once baton is passed enter the totals.
    Verification of totals... hit .

    Apparently there was a problem with "how to" enter totals. Yikes! :-(

  • Lady_Elle

    I guess technically... I am the Monday morning quarterback.

    They were tired, over-whelmed, lacking leadership. :-(

  • TransMichelle

    Yep all the black leaders are globalists now and love illegals..

  • Eileen

    I agree!

  • rockstar2142

    Along with dump, Cohen, Flynn, gates ect..

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Using logic sweetie only the strong survive it’s no mercy for the weak and feeble

  • rockstar2142

    Not all the time but sometimes it is & we call it as such.

  • TheOwley

    I've no clue how it works. I wouldn't want the job.

  • Quitedeliteful

    complaints from President Trump and GOP members that she participated in voter fraud by “finding” new votes
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    And how do you just 'find' votes. Either there are votes that need to be included or there are not...

  • Lady_Elle

    I wouldn't want the job either... still shaking my head!

  • Jethro
  • KLove

    LOL that, and the assumption that the Blacks that didnt vote were all going to vote Democrat

  • samuel severino

    Trump hasn’t done anything to be jailed for no matter how badly people wish it to be true. Sorry to disappoint you.

  • samuel severino

    Exactly.
    Unless you are doing what it was alleged that she and her team was doing like filling out blank ballots.

  • samuel severino

    Preach. Might be the most corrupt politician after Hillary and that is saying a lot.

  • samuel severino

    Their time is coming. Hillary already had to wear an ankle monitor after they caught her trying to leave the country. Then she tried to cover up the ankle monitor with a medical boot by claiming she broke her little toe.

    Girl please. No one gets a walking boot for a broken pinkie toe and no one has it on for 4 months. They took the monitor off after she promised not to flee the country.

  • samuel severino

    So true. This why Trump had Homeland Security watching monitoring the process because the FBI is compromised and tarnished at the top.

  • samuel severino

    Wrong.
    You clearly haven’t done your research. Snipes has been accused of election fraud and busted for over 10 years. She should have been fired years ago.

  • samuel severino

    You are on fire today and as a Black Man I agree with you.

  • samuel severino

    No, she is not ineffective. She is corrupt. Stop being typical and making everything race. Her race did not keep her from ascending to her position. Sorry to disappoint but some Blacks in politics are just as corrupt as their colleagues.

  • samuel severino

    Homeland Security is on it. That is one of the things that came out when Trump signed the Voter Fraud Act. Including that you have up to 45 days after elections to present fraud evidence. There will be hundreds of people especially in California that will be arrested soon

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    What’s your out look for black peoples in the next fifty years you think we will remain 70 years behind

  • Miss Thang

    you are sickening and a disgrace. BLOCKED.

  • Miss Thang

    being accused and being guilty are 2 totally different things.

  • Waya Hedia

    Look like she hasn't had a problem doing that so far.

  • TransMichelle

    LOL

  • TheOwley

    ???

  • TheOwley

    I hope that's the case. Multiple wins were overturned in favor on only one party days after the election.

  • TransMichelle

    Black people will have to make a very, very, very hard effort to rise above the idea of "white supremacy" and get out of the "victim" trap. It may be too much to conquer as a whole though. Those of us who rise above those states of mind will have to separate from other black folks which will be the ones who remain 70 years behind. But no, black people as a whole won't make it. You have to go your own way. We have to join together with others who are like minded (not with the same skin tone) regardless of race in order to heal this country. It's getting rough.

  • TransMichelle

    I'm glad you aware of this and I'm glad to hear some people coming on here who know what's really going on. John McCain had one on too. I saw a photo of Huma Abedin too that looked like she was wearing one. Great to read intelligent people's post on here.

  • TransMichelle

    That's it. All the things they accusing The Donald of doing, they are the ones doing it! Thy are corrupt and criminal career politicians who have been destroying this country for decades. They're the ones scared and doing everything they can to unseat a duly elected president.

  • TransMichelle

    Yep LOL

  • TransMichelle

    They career corrupt politicians. That's why they hate The Donald because he wants to put a stop to their shish.

  • TransMichelle

    BINGO!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Donna and Oprah see blue, power, and money Blacks people lives be damned

  • MMM

    I agree! A 75yr old caught cheating in an election. What hope is there for the generations after her? In this day and age gray hair doesn't equate with wisdom

  • rockstar2142

    Trump broke campaign finance laws. Lock him up!!

  • MMM

    Wesley Snipes come and get your grandmama!