Although the mainstream media continues to deny the many allegations of corruption and fraud against the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes, even they are forced to concede the overwhelming evidence of incompetence on her part. The absurdly high level of incompetence on display by Snipes is too much for even some in the liberal media, which would normally be expected to jump to her defense especially since the highly questionable Broward ballots threaten to deprive Rick Scott of his U.S. Senate victory over incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.
One example of the admission of Snipes' utter incompetence (but not of corruption) comes in this November 9 Washington Post article by Amy Gardner, Beth Reinhard, and Lori Rozsa:
During the 2004 presidential election, Snipes blamed the U.S. Postal Service for losing 58,000 absentee ballots, then later announced that only 6,000 ballots had disappeared. Postal officials said they had done nothing wrong. Then Snipes’s office dropped off 2,400 blank absentee ballots for voters at the post office on a Saturday before the election, after mail carriers were already gone for the day.
And in 2016, Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz faced a primary challenge from a Bernie Sanders-backed candidate, Tim Canova, in Florida’s 23rd District. Canova sued Broward election officials and asked to inspect the physical ballots in the race. Snipes was accused of destroying the physical ballots while saving digital copies as the lawsuit was pending — a violation of a federal statute requiring that congressional ballots be saved for 22 months after an election.
Hmmm... Mere incompetence or outright fraud?
The Atlanta Journal Constitution also revealed on November 10 the Defcon 1 level of Snipes' incompetence:
Some of the previous glitches that have occurred during Snipes’ tenure as supervisor of elections:
A court ruled Snipes had broken election law when she destroyed ballots from the 2016 election 12 months after it, instead of the 22 months required by federal law, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
Election results in the 2016 primary were posted on the election office’s website before the polls closed, the newspaper reported.
In 2012, nearly 1,000 uncounted ballots were discovered a week after the election, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
In 2004, approximately 58,000 mail-in ballots were not delivered to voters, the newspaper reported.
"Glitches." It sounds so much better than outright fraud. And perhaps this could explain the liberal media embracing the idea of just the incredible incompetency of Snipes.