Broward County Florida's supervisor of elections Brenda Snipes, the source of election disasters galore and nationwide criticism, who resigned just weeks ago, has rescinded the resignation Saturday after being rebuked by outgoing Floriday Governor Rick Scott.
On Friday, Scott issued an executive order suspending Snipes, telling Politico that "taxpayers should no longer be burdened by paying a salary for a Supervisor of Elections who has already announced resignation."
But now Snipes is fighting that suspension (and loss of pay), and in so doing retracted her resignation.
In a televised statement, attorney Burnadette Norris-Weeks said: “We will be fighting this. In addition to that, Dr. Snipes hereby rescinds her resignation that was set for, which would have been effective on the fourth of January. She rescinds that resignation as we go forward and fight these, basically, allegations that are frivolous."
At that press conference, Snipes said that she and the office have "always done our work in an air of quality and integrity."
"To hear our office, and I say our office, that's me as a leader and the office, being criticized for not having integrity and incompetence, and competency rather, and not doing our work according to the standards that are set forward. We follow all statutes that are set forward in the state, we take the appropriate kind of training, we have invested in a lot of equipment. But there are issues that need to be dealt with in terms of structure, that can be legal structure, that can be physical structure that we work in," she said.
Norris-Weeks said that the suspension was "mean-spirited" and was just a way to deprive Snipes of her pension.
In attendance at the press conference were a number of black pastors, community leaders, and some of Snipes' sorority sisters decked out in "Deltas" red, reported the Sun-Sentinel.
Snipes pension would work out to about $70k a year, paid by the state from taxes.
WATCH (from the Miami Herald):