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Brenda Snipes rescinds resignation, says she'll fight suspension by Gov. Scott

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - Florida's election woes have continued into December as it was announced Broward Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda Snipes plans to fight her suspension. 

On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott suspended the embattled official, citing "a series of inexcusable actions," during the 2018 Florida midterm elections.

Snipes was widely criticized for the way her office handled the election and recount. Under her direction, Broward County missed several legally-mandated election deadlines and lost about 2,000 ballots during the machine recount.

“We will be fighting this,” elections office attorney, Burnadette Norris Weeks said at a press conference Saturday following Scott's announcement. “In additional to that, Dr. Snipes hereby rescinds her resignation which would have been effective on the fourth of January. She rescinds that resignation as we go forward and fight these...allegations that are frivolous.”

Snipes was in attendance and thanked her supporters. 

"The fact that Broward County is heavily Democratic, and the fact that we should be entitled to good representation and that's the reason why it is being rescinded. The darkest night since resignation and we will be fighting this to the very end. Thank you very much," Norris Weeks continued. 

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. 


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