Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes Has A $130,000 Pension

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief
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The elections supervisor who resigned under pressure after overseeing a midterm election night fiasco shouldn’t be experiencing a significant drop in her standard of living.

According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Broward County, Florida, elections supervisor Brenda Snipes will receive almost $130,000 in pension payments: $58,000 from her time as a teacher and another $71,000 as an elections worker.

Snipes seemed happy to move on in a letter of resignation to Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

Florida Governor Rick Scott and his wife, Ann Scott, along with their daughters, Jordan Scott (L) and Alison Guimard (2nd R) take to the stage during his election night party at the LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort on Nov. 6, 2018 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

“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 Scott. “Therefore, I request that you accept my letter of resignation effective January 4, 2019.” (RELATED: Trump Jokingly Claims Brenda Snipes Was Caught Wearing 300 ‘I Voted’ Stickers In Late Night Tweet)

She resigned after mounting criticism of the way she managed a recount of a tight race between Scott, who was running for Senate due to Florida gubernatorial term limit laws, and his Democratic opponent Sen. Bill Smith.

Florida Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis suggested he would have fired Snipes if she had not of resigned.

US President Donald Trump Florida Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Melania Trump hand out bottles of water as they tour damage from Hurricane Michael in Lynn Haven, Florida, Octo. 15, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Scott eventually won that race but only after Snipes’s team missed the recount deadline, misplaced thousands of ballots and improperly opened other ballots.

“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,” Dominic Calabro, who heads the government accountability group Florida TaxWatch, told Fox News.

Former Republican Gov. Jeb Bush put Snipes in her current position in 2003 but she was not a Republican. He, along with the current governor Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and President Donald Trump, said it was time for Snipes to go. (RELATED: Exclusive: President Trump Calls For Brenda Snipes To Be Fired)

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