Election Recount

Susan Bucher To Supporters, Protesters: ‘I’m Not Ready To Give Up’

Jan 22, 2019
Associated Press

The ousted Supervisor of Elections for Palm Beach County said she will fight the suspension handed down Friday by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Surrounded by Democrats chanting “Bring Back Bucher” and “Bring Back Susan,” Susan Bucher said Monday she’ll fight to keep her position as Palm Beach County’s supervisor of elections.

Associated Press

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday suspended Susan Bucher as Palm Beach County's supervisor of elections, abruptly ending the tenure of the elections chief under criticism for her handling of last year’s midterm election recounts.

Associated Press

Susan Bucher, the long-time supervisor of elections in Palm Beach County, was facing suspension Friday by Gov. Ron DeSantis following a series of post-election controversies.

DeSantis called a press conference for 1 p.m. Friday at The Historical Museum of Palm Beach. The advisory did not list a topic. But DeSantis, according to two sources outside the administration, has decided to suspend Bucher and replace her with Wendy Link, a Palm Beach County real estate lawyer and a member of the state university system board of trustees.

Election Changes Eyed As 2018 Results Finalized

Nov 20, 2018
Christian Colón / Miami Herald

After months of mudslinging, weeks of court wrangling and days of ballot counting that again landed Florida in an unwelcome national spotlight, a state panel matter-of-factly finalized the 2018 election results in a five-minute meeting Tuesday.

The certification came on time, but problems with other election-related deadlines in two large, heavily Democratic counties --- Palm Beach and Broward --- are prompting county supervisors and legislative leaders to ponder possible solutions to the state’s ballot-box woes.

Christian Colón / Miami Herald

Florida voters whose mail-in ballots were rejected because of signature problems had the chance to fix those ballots over the weekend.

Secretary of State Ken Detzner released a new affidavit form to cure vote-by-mail ballots with mismatched signatures.

The canvassing boards decided whether to accept both versions of the form only hours before the deadline.