City officials to review Election Day situation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- City commissioners and other elected officials have gathered at a meeting to talk about ways to prevent another election embarrassment in South Florida.
Long lines, missing ballots and seven days to finish counting all the votes of this year's presidential election were the many topics covered at the Broward Government Center on Monday.
State Senator Eleanor Sobel (D) District 31, wants to know what went wrong in this year's election. Sobel created the Broward Election Task Force, which is meeting for the first time. "We are going to look at the problem and suggest solutions," said Sobel.
More than a dozen people from judges to city commissioners are reviewing how this year's election day was an embarrassment. "We are going to publicly discuss how we are going to change, what we are going to keep and what we are not going to keep," said Sobel.
At the center of the story is Broward Election Supervisor Dr. Brenda Snipes. She denied an interview to 7News.
Snipes has defended her office's performance on Election Day.
The commission will send its findings to Tallahassee, and hopes lawmakers will do something about the situation for a smoother election in the future.
Three more meetings are scheduled for the Task Force.
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