Suspended Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Resigns

A suspended Florida county elections supervisor who failed to meet deadlines during recounts after November's election has resigned.

Susan Bucher, a Democrat, sent a letter to the Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday officially stepping down as Palm Beach County elections supervisor.

DeSantis suspended Bucher earlier this month, and the state Senate would have had the final say in whether she should have been permanently removed.

Bucher she said in a statement that she resigned because she doubted that she could get a fair hearing in the Republican-controlled legislative body.

Florida had recounts in three statewide races: governor, U.S. Senate and agriculture commissioner.

DeSantis previously said Bucher violated the law by not completing recounts by a state-mandated deadline. He appointed lawyer Wendy Link to fill the position.

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