Brenda Snipes, the election official at the center of the voting controversy unfolding in Florida was initially appointed by Jeb Bush, but she is a Democrat. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell falsely reported this week that she is a Republican, then went on to make the case that this is proof that she’s not doing the bidding of Democrats.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
MSNBC Host Incorrectly Claims Broward County Election Supervisor Is a Republican
MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Monday claimed Florida’s Broward County election supervisor Brenda Snipes is a Republican, despite the fact she is a Democrat.
“We should also point out that Brenda Snipes in Broward County is a Republican appointed by former governor, then-Governor Jeb Bush,” Mitchell said in a clip flagged by Mediaite. “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.”
Snipes self-identifies as a Democrat and has run as a Democrat for her current position.
Florida’s Senate and gubernatorial races are undergoing recounts after results from Election Day show narrow leads for Republicans Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis.
Last week, a judge ordered Snipes to turn over voter information from Broward County by Friday evening, and another ordered the Palm Beach elections supervisor to turn over absentee ballots. The Broward County judge found election officials violated the state’s constitution by not following open records laws.
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This is a perfect example of fake news. Congratulations, Andrea!