One of the first casualties of the fiasco in Florida is Brenda Snipes (a frequent Trump critic) , who just submitted her resignation as the Broward Country elections chief, a position she has held since 2003, when she was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush (the early front runner in the 2016 Presidential election). Since she is 75, it probably was time to retire, but her sudden resignation seems a bit suspicious:
Florida seems to have a history of voting problems, none more so that the ones involving Katherine Harris, who was Secretary of State in 2000. A reading of hiography will reveal some interesting facts:
.. born into the state's richest and most politically influential families ..
.. her extended family is active in Christian evangelism ..
.. she introduced William Griffin, the CEO of Riscorp, to various state legislators .. he later went to prison because of $400,000 in illegal campaign contributions ..
.. During her first 22 months in office, Harris spent more than $106,000 for travel, more than the governor or any other cabinet officer. She visited eight countries including Iran, India, and the Netherlands on ten foreign trips ..
.. she was co-chair of George W. Bush's election efforts in Florida, while also overseeing the election in her capacity as Secretary of State, precisely what Brian Kemp just did in Georgia .. Ohio's Secretary of State did the same in 2004, and caused John Kerry to lose the election , and give Bush a second term..
.. a total vote difference of 537 votes in Florida (out of a nationwide total of 100 million) got Bush elected, even though Gore had 500,000 more votes ..
.. Harris was a headline speaker at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church's "Reclaiming America for Christ" conference held in Ft. Lauderdale on March 17–18, 2006 ..
.. her interview with the Florida Baptist Witness (in the link below) on August 24, 2006, Harris called for Christians to vote on religious lines will trigger your gag reflex ..
.. On October 3, 2006, Harris participated in a prayer service via phone call. In one instance, she called for the elimination of the separation of church and state ..