The new governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis has named Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel as the new Secretary of State, who will be overseeing elections in Florida.
Although he is a Republican, he does not endorse candidates nor does he allow corruption from anyone, regardless of political affiliation. He counts the votes and that is all. Seminole County under Ertel has an excellent record of tabulating votes. Snipes has been an embarrassment to the entire state and Florida elections will be much better in 2020 under his leadership.
That will likely not be to Snipes liking because if she tries to rig the vote under Ertel, she will end up in prison.
Following the disastrous “performances” by Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes and Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher, many in Florida were left wondering what protections would be put in place to make sure corruption and incompetence would not embarrass Florida in the 2020 presidential elections.
Frankly, they should rest easy with Ertel at the helm. Elected four times back-to-back by residents in Seminole County, he has always operated with the utmost honor and integrity. He does not endorse in political contests or get involved in partisan matters, he just counts the votes and focuses on making sure the process is as simple and secure as possible for voters.
Ertel has won numerous international awards for voters trust and engagement during his tenure. Simply put, he does not put up with nonsense and will not abide by the incompetence and corruption showcased by people like Brenda Snipes. For once, Florida might actually be able to hold an election worth being proud of.
If he won’t tolerate corruption or incompetence in his own house, he won’t let bad actors like Snipes and Bucher ruin his reputation with their petty political posturing or election rigging.