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A lengthy joke about cows, sex and women is not proved, apparently to laugh in North Carolina this week. It has prompted the resignation of the Chairman of the state elections Board.
Bob Cordle allegedly told the joke on Monday in front of hundreds of elections officials throughout the country, many of whom were women. On Tuesday, he submitted his resignation to Gov. Roy Cooper, the him earlier this year. Both Cordle and Cooper are Democrats.
“I apologize for those who heard my joke at the elections meeting on Monday, and all affected my words,” he wrote.
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He had said he believed the joke drew “a big laugh” when he said it, Raleigh’s WRAL-TV reported.
Cordle is the third parliamentary election, the Chairman is back in North Carolina since December, the News & Observer of Raleigh reported.
After word got around that Cordle had said the joke, a blogger published a version of the joke in a post titled “How Bob Cordle Has? To be the chair of the NC State Board of elections”
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper speaks at the governor’s mansion in Raleigh, N. C., Feb. 19, 2018. (Associated Press)
North Carolina elections Board has in front of a string of controversies in recent months, according to the News & Observer.
Last December, then-Chairman Andy Penry joined a string of social media posts, including some that took shots at President Trump.
Cooper appointed to replace Josh Malcolm, Penry, but Malcolm decided against re-entering the board after allegations of electoral fraud in a U.S. house race has led to a power struggle between Cooper and Republican leaders in the state General Assembly, the newspaper reported.
Then Cooper appointed Cordle in February.
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According to Cordle resigned, the spokesman for the state Republican party blasted Cooper.
“For a politician to prove for more than 30 years in the state government, @RoyCooperNC continues to be, that he has no idea what he’s doing,” Jeff Hauser wrote on Twitter.