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Broward County Elections Supervisor: 2,040 ballots "misfiled" in elections building

Dr. Brenda Snipes, Broward County Supervisor of Elections, looks on during a canvassing board meeting in Lauderhill, Florida.
Dr. Brenda Snipes, Broward County Supervisor of Elections, looks on during a canvassing board meeting in Lauderhill, Florida. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)

BROWARD Co., Fla. – A South Florida elections official says that her office has misplaced more than 2,000 ballots.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel posted video Saturday of Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda 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.