Chris Cuomo Questions Brenda Snipes on Broward County Recount: ‘Are You Really Thinking About Resigning?’
Brenda Snipes, the Broward County elections supervisor who has come under intense fire from Republicans for her handling of the midterm election recount in Florida’s Senate and governor races, appeared on CNN Tuesday night.
Snipes was interviewed by Chris Cuomo, first facing a questioning on whether her team will be able to handle the recount. The elections official assured Cuomo that they would meet the Thursday deadline for the recount.
When Cuomo asked her directly about criticism lobbed against her, Snipes contended that the latest elections were run “very smoothly,” but were also “one of the most highly participated midterm elections, probably that we’ve had in twenty years or more.”
The CNN anchor pointed out that Snipes had to go to court after refusing to hand over information to the campaign of Rick Scott, the Republican governor of Florida running for Senate. Snipes, a Democrat, denied that she was partisan, and maintained that she didn’t want to give out information that was “incorrect or incomplete at that time.”
Cuomo continued to grill Snipes on the recount and the construction of the ballots themselves, before finally asking if she intended on resigning after this race. “If the pressure stays on you after this race are you really thinking of resigning, after this race is over?”
“I have not made any decisions,” Snipes replied. “Whatever I do I will contemplate it very carefully.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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