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Scot-free? Brenda Snipes Illegalities and Shenanigans (LIST)

Posted by FactReal on November 20, 2018

SHOULD SNIPES GET OFF SCOT-FREE?
Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes is a prime example of public officials being above the law. Instead of being punished by law, they are remunerated with high salaries and lifetime pensions paid by taxpayers.

Now that Brenda Snipes has resigned, let’s remember her record and see if she deserves a second pension paid by taxpayers (details under “SNIPES’ PENSION & HIGH SALARY”):

BRENDA SNIPES’ RECORD (PARTIAL)
2002: At least 268 absentee ballots were misplaced during the September 2002 primary. (Sun Sentinel, October 28, 2004)

2004: Some 58,000 mail-in ballots were not delivered to voters, leaving election officials to scramble to send new ones. (Sun Sentinel, October 28, 2004)

2012: Snipe found nearly 1,000 uncounted ballots in a warehouse a week after the general election. (WSVN, Nov. 14, 2012)

2016: Snipes broke Florida law when she opened ballots in secret without the Canvassing Board review.[Court Order] (Politico, August 13, 2018)
[Nearly 180,000 mail-in votes cast were illegally counted. (Sunshine State News, November 7, 2016)]

2016: Snipes even admitted in court to misunderstanding the meaning of the word ‘canvass.’ (Sun Sentinel, August 13, 2018)

2016 election: A court ruled she had broken election law when she destroyed ballots 10 months earlier than required by federal law. (Sun Sentinel, May 14, 2018)
[The ballots were the subject of a public records lawsuit from Democrat Tim Canova who lost to Democrat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.]

2016 primaries: Published election results before polls closed — a violation of election law. (Sun Sentinel, August 31, 2016)

2016: She left an amendment off some ballots. (Miami Herald, October 20, 2016)

2017: Snipes acknowledged in court that some non-citizens and felons have voted despite not being eligible (Sun Sentinel, July 31, 2017)

2018: Court found Snipes violated public records laws (Sun Sentinel, November 9, 2018)

and more.

PEOPLE ARRESTED FOR LESS:
Oregon City woman gets jail and $13k charge for filling in blank spots on two ballots (OregonLive, April 25, 2013)
Temporary elections worker Deanna Eileen Swenson pleaded guilty to altering two ballots — Class C felonies — and to one misdemeanor count of official misconduct.

Accepting terms of a plea bargain, Circuit Judge Susie L. Norby sentenced Swenson to 90 days in jail, followed by three years’ probation. She also ordered Swenson to pay a total of $500 in fines and to repay the Secretary of State’s Office $12,997 for the cost of investigating and prosecuting the case.

Norby also banned Swenson from working in future elections and ordered her to stay out of Clackamas County’s elections offices.

Two women arrested for voter fraud in Miami-Dade: (WSVN, Oct. 28, 2016)
– – Gladys Coego, a Miami-Dade elections worker, illegally marked ballots to favor Republican-in-Name-Only Raquel Regalado.
– – Tomika Curgil filled out voter registration forms to favor legalizing medical marijuana.
Deisy Penton de Cabrera arrested for having more than two ballots (NBC6-August 2, 2012)
Sergio Robaina arrested for touching more than 200 absentee ballots and illegally dropping them off for voters (ABC-Local10, August 12, 2012)

SNIPES’ PENSION & HIGH SALARY
Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes is a prime example of double dipping in the public trough, reported BrowardBeat.com.
– Snipes receives $4,336 monthly in state pension benefits from her time in the Broward school system.
– Snipes received a yearly salary of $178,865, according to the Sun Sentinel.

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