Broward County official Snipes on Trump fraud accusations: ‘He hasn't met me’

Broward County official Snipes on Trump fraud accusations: ‘He hasn't met me’
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Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes fired back at President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Kemp leading Perdue in Georgia gubernatorial primary: poll US ranked 27th least corrupt country in the world MORE on Tuesday after Trump accused her office and another Florida county of "finding" new votes amid the state's ongoing recounts.

Snipes told ABC News affiliate WPBF 25 that her office would continue to count votes and make every effort to meet state deadlines for the three races in the state in the midst of recounts this week.


"Well, I don't have a treasure trove for going out digging on the beach or somewhere to find any votes. But I've never had the opportunity to meet the president other than seeing him through television and he hasn't met me," Snipes said, according to WPBF 25.

"We will complete the recount. There has never been a deadline that we have missed," she added.

Her comments came after the president tweeted last week that law enforcement was looking into potential "election fraud" being committed in her office and in Palm Beach County.

This week Trump also suggested that Broward County had "miraculously started finding Democrat votes," while saying in a subsequent tweet that "an honest vote count is no longer possible" because of "massively infected" ballots.

But so far, there have been no proven instances of voter fraud, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement hasn’t launched an investigation, saying they found no credible allegations.

Florida's gubernatorial and Senate elections remain uncalled, leading Democrats and Republicans to battle over the recount efforts.

Snipes, whose role as Broward County's supervisor of elections has faced calls from Republicans to step down as her county lagged behind others in the state in reporting vote returns.F

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and current Gov. Rick Scott (R), who is running in the uncalled Senate race, are among those who have called for her ouster.

Scott faced questions on "Fox and Friends" on Monday about why he didn't remove Snipes before the 2018 election if complaints about her were valid.

Snipes was appointed in 2003 after Bush removed her predecessor.

"There is limitations on what the governor can do," he said Monday. "These are separately elected individuals. You’ve got to comply with what the law is. So what we’ve done is pass legislation to do everything we can to make sure there’s no fraud and then if we have concerns get law enforcement to come in and look at what’s going on."