Gov. Jeb Bush acknowledged that Broward County elections supervisor Miriam Oliphant's performance has been deficient but, "her actions do not meet the constitutional threshold for suspension."
The embattled Oliphant is being investigated by state prosecutors. Bush saidhe wants to wait to see if the probe yields any "concrete" evidence.
A letter from Bush came before the Broward commission was to vote on recommending the governor suspend her.
Oliphant ignored a deadline of "noon Friday" by the commission to resign. She said Thursday she's not going to resign.
She's has been under heavy criticism since several Broward polling places opened late and vote tallies were delayed during the Sept. 10 primary. Criticism and calls for her ouster have been growing louder as the February and March elections approach.