Susan Bucher Resigns as Palm Beach Elections Chief
By Jeffrey Rodack | NEWSMAX
Palm Beach County elections supervisor Susan Bucher, suspended by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, has resigned.
Bucher, a Democrat, maintained she would not have received a fair hearing had she decided to fight her removal before the GOP-controlled Florida Senate, The Palm Beach Post is reporting.
“Prior to my service as your supervisor, I was a very vocal member of the House minority party in Tallahassee,” she said. “As such, I do not believe I can receive a fair hearing before a very partisan Senate.”
DeSantis had suspended Bucher on Jan. 18 after she failed to meet deadlines during recounts after November’s elections.
She had been elections chief since 2008.
Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Sarasota, took exception to Bucher’s comments.
“I respect Supervisor Bucher, who I served with in the Florida House, as I do all elected officials in our state,” Galvano said. “The Senate’s constitutional responsibility to judge the merits of an executive suspension is an important feature of the checks and balances that allow for the separation of powers under our Constitution.
“I have and will continue to make every effort to ensure fair, unbiased due process for all involved with this important constitutional responsibility of the Florida Senate.”