Broward County misplaced 2,040 ballots, Snipes says

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said Saturday that her office has misplaced more than 2,000 ballots.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel posted video Saturday of Snipes saying that 2,040 ballots had been "misfiled." Snipes did insist that the ballots were still in the elections building.

Snipes has already been under fire for the way her office has handled the election and recount.

Counties across the state are in the middle of a hand recount for two statewide races including the race for U.S. Senate.

State officials ordered a manual recount on Thursday after a machine recount showed that Republican Gov. Rick Scott led incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson by about 12,600 votes. More than 8 million voters cast ballots in the race.