The race to fill a single Broward County Commission seat has been so chaotic, the elections supervisor says laws need to change. Uncertainty and litigation have characterized the race to fill the District 2 seat in northern Broward, simply because a write-in candidate joined the contest. The signals voters are getting are crossed: The race was moved to November, but it’s still on the ballot in August. In November, voters from all parties will participate. In August, it’s on the ballot only for Democrats. And the case is on appeal, so no one’s positive when the race will be, or who’ll get to vote in it.
“It’s not fair all around,” Broward Elections Supervisor Dr. Brenda Snipes said Wednesday during a visit to the Sun Sentinel editorial board, “and I really don’t think the write-in candidate gives a flying fig about this election.”
While the confusion swirls, Snipes has been the target of criticism. She was called into court, accused of defying a court order, and forced to defend herself against a contempt of court allegation.