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Embattled Florida Election Official Set To Step Down Next Year

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Embattled Florida Election Official Set To Step Down Next Year
A local outlet first reported Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes turned in her resignation letter on Sunday.
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An embattled Florida election official will reportedly step down at the beginning of next year. 

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel first reported on Sunday that Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes turned in her resignation letter earlier that day. The local outlet cited an attorney who works as the office's counsel. The information was later confirmed by other outlets. 

Snipes has been the election supervisor for Broward County since 2003. 

She's faced sharp criticism over her handling of this year's midterm elections. Florida Gov. Rick Scott's campaign filed suit against Snipes earlier this month to "impound and preserve all voting machines, tallying devices, and ballots" due to a lack of transparency in the vote counting process. On Saturday, Snipes admitted her office had misplaced some 2,000 ballots during a mandatory recount. 

President Donald Trump called for her resignation on Wednesday, calling her a "disaster." It isn't clear when Snipes will officially leave her position.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.