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    Outgoing Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes Will Get $130K in Pensions

    Outgoing Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes Will Get $130K in Pensions

    “It really raises the question, on top of everything else, why she’s being excessively compensated for doing a poor job. That’s the added insult to injury.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YAy3NhdEG8

    Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes submitted her resignation a few weeks ago after she faced criticism over how the county handled the vote counting on November 6. This latest election is not the only controversy she had during her tenure.

    It looks like she won’t suffer much without her job because reports have come out that Snipes will receive over $130,000 in pensions. From Fox News:

    Snipes, 75, already receives a pension of more than $58,000 from her time as an educator and is poised to collect another $71,000 for 15 years as an elected official, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

    “Although I have enjoyed this work tremendously over these many election cycles, both large and small, I am ready to pass the torch,” Snipes wrote in her resignation letter to Republican Gov. Rick Scott. “Therefore, I request that you accept my letter of resignation effective January 4, 2019.”

    Her resignation came amid heavy criticism for her office’s handling of the recount of a Senate race between incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Scott, who was declared the winner. (Scott was not allowed to seek re-election as governor because of the state’s term-limit laws.)

    Broward County failed to turn in the recount results by the state’s deadline, lost thousands of ballots and opened 205 provisional early-voting ballots before their validity was determined.

    “It really raises the question, on top of everything else, why she’s being excessively compensated for doing a poor job. That’s the added insult to injury,” said Dominic Calabro, president and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, a nonprofit, nonpartisan government watchdog group based in Tallahassee.

    Snipes earned $179,000 a year as supervisor of elections in Broward County.

    Calabro also mentioned that “Snipes will also benefit from annual cost-of-living increases, averaging between 2 percent and 3 percent, that will add thousands of dollars to her pensions each year.”

    Calabro “has pushed for additional pension reforms.” Snipes’ pension is legal, but Calabro said that many “Floridians are resentful for it.”

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    Her ‘pension’ is a pay-off for her corruption.

    Let her keep her pension, she earned every penny of it.

    The GOP has had 18 years to fix Florida.

    “And of course, in some part of our minds we must look to the future. To legislation that will normalize and regularize our voting procedures, make clear and just its rules and regulations, see to it that a Florida will never happen again.” – Peggy Noon, The Greenwood Position, Nov 24th 2000

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB122409010128236907

    http://www.peggynoonan.com/121/

    November of 2000…

    She submitted a resignation to for stall the Governor from removing her from office for cause and putting the pension in jeopardy.

    What is the status of the FDLE investigation? I assume we haven’t heard about it, because they are professionals. But if they get a conviction, the pension will disappear.


     
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    PersonofInterests | November 29, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    There is only one thing that this lousy POS and corrupt woman should be getting: A VERY LONG PRISON SENTENCE SO THAT SHE DIES WHILE INCARCERATED.


     
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    HarvardPhD | November 29, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Well, hell—she may have been nakedly partisan or maximally incompetent, but she hasn’t been convicted of anything, and I’m not sure if she is that would matter, either. Pensions are awarded for length of service, not its quality. She was a schoolteacher, and then she managed to land this civil service post, where she somehow lasted for 15 years. Why shouldn’t she get her two pensions when all the others do?

    We’re not only getting awfully vengeful here, people are suggesting that we abrogate the rule of contract law for political reasons. I don’t like it when the left does it, and I don’t like it when the right does it.


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