DeSantis: 'No Way' Snipes Was Going to Preside Over Another Election
Florida gov.-elect on state's vote counting issues.
Florida Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis appeared on "Fox & Friends" to react to reports that Brenda Snipes, the supervisor of elections in Broward County, has submitted her resignation.
Snipes has faced heavy criticism over her handling of votes during this year's elections. Florida's contests for governor and U.S. Senate went to recounts, putting the political spotlight on the Sunshine State with an intensity not seen since the 2000 presidential election.
DeSantis (R) acknowledged that his race against Democrat Andrew Gillum was close, but he said he was always confident that a machine recount would confirm his winning margin.
"The only thing better than being elected governor of Florida is being elected twice in two weeks," DeSantis quipped.
He said now that he and Florida Sen.-elect Rick Scott's election victories have been confirmed, it's time to move forward, while also evaluating Florida's vote counting issues.
He noted that of Florida's 67 counties, only two -- Broward and Palm Beach -- "dropped the ball," and he wants to address that for future elections.
"I think it's good that Brenda Snipes has submitted her resignation. There was no way as governor that I was going to let her preside over another election down there after all the problems that they had," DeSantis said.
As for who will pick Snipes' replacement, DeSantis said that depends on when her resignation is effective. If it's effective immediately, then it would be outgoing Gov. Scott who picks a replacement. If it's effective in January or after he's sworn in, then it would fall on DeSantis.
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