WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is suspending a county elections administrator who unsuccessful to accommodate deadlines during recounts after November’s election.
DeSantis announced Friday that he is replacing Palm Beach elections administrator Susan Bucher, a former Democratic state deputy who has hold a position in a heavily Democratic county given 2008.
Florida had recounts in 3 statewide races: governor, U.S. parliament and cultivation commissioner.
DeSantis says Bucher disregarded a law by not completing recounts by a state mandated deadline. He says her bureau was a “Keystone Cops” of elections administration and records a county didn’t finish recounts until 50 days after a election.
DeSantis allocated counsel Wendy Link to fill a position. The state Senate will have a final contend in either Bucher will be henceforth private from office.