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MSNBC host blatantly lies to audience about key information in Florida recount

MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell is being criticized for misreporting a key detail about one of the officials involved in the controversy of the recount in the Florida election. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot)

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell is being widely criticized for misleading her audience about the political affiliation of a key figure in the recount in Florida's election.

Here's what happened

While discussing the recount on her MSNBC show Monday, Mitchell claimed incorrectly that Broward County’s Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes was a Republican.

"And we should also point out that Brenda Snipes in Broward County is a Republican appointed by former Governor, then-Governor, Jeb Bush," she claimed.

"So she was put in by a Republican governor, after the mess, that we all remember from 2000, and she's hardly a Democratic official, or someone doing the bidding of the Democratic candidates there," she added.

Mitchell was quickly corrected online by many on the right. Snipes is a Democrat, and although she was appointed by Jeb Bush, she had been elected four times as a Democrat afterward.

Mitchell was clearly intending to persuade her audience that Snipes wouldn't be meddling in the election based on the false information.

Snipes has been under fire for her past history of involvement in other election controversies. Indeed, Jeb Bush has come out to advocate that she be removed from office.

"There is no question that Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes failed to comply with Florida law on multiple counts, undermining Floridians’ confidence in our electoral process," tweeted Bush.

"Supervisor Snipes should be removed from her office following the recounts," he concluded.

Here's the video of Mitchell's false reporting:

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