Brenda Snipes has been the subject of intense scrutiny and criticism in the 12 days since the 2018 midterm elections. She's the Broward County Florida Supervisor of Elections, and the nexus of most of the worst ballot problems and recount issues for the races there, which dragged on through today.
On Sunday night, Snipes resigned the post she's held since 2003, just after the infamous George W. Bush-Al Gore recount of 2000. As TheBlaze has covered, she has been one of the most controversial figures in a decidedly contentious contest in Florida.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, her resignation is dated to be effective in January, which would mean her successor will likely be appointed by Republican Rick DeSantis, who will then be governor, rather than by outgoing Republican Rick Scott, who defeated incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson on Sunday and will, by then, be the next senator.
On Sunday, on the day of her resignation, her canvassing board met a deadline for submitting vote totals in the recount... something they had failed to do twice already. That finish line was reached only after multiple lawsuits, extensive media coverage, and semi-permanent protests outside the offices where the recount took place.
Snipes appeared on CNN this week and was asked by Chris Cuomo about whether she was considering resigning. She claimed in that interview that everything had run relatively smoothly but that she had not made any decisions.
The next day, even The Daily Show's Trevor Noah piled on, saying her errors had definitely affected the outcome in Florida.
The 75-year-old Snipes, who was appointed by then Gov. Jeb Bush to the post, reportedly stated in her resignation letter that she wants to spend more time with her family.