Cooper Appointed State Elections Board Chair Resigns After Lewd Sex Joke

RALEIGH – Have you ever told a dirty joke in a group setting, only to immediately wish you hadn’t? That feeling of regret is exactly what the chairman of the State Board of Elections Rob Cordle experienced on Monday night when he told a lewd joke in front of a professional gathering of local election boards directors and members.

Actually, it’s former chairman Cordle, because the joke was such an embarrassment that he resigned effectively immediately.

From WRAL:

“Local elections directors and board members from around the state met this week in Cary, and at the Monday morning opening, Cordle told attendees a joke that ended by comparing a cow who refused to be impregnated to a woman. […]

Cordle, a Democrat appointed by Cooper, said Tuesday afternoon he hadn’t heard any complaints about the joke, and he believed it got “a big laugh.” In his resignation letter, he apologized.

“I sincerely apologize to those who heard my joke at the elections conference on Monday and all those affected by my words,” he wrote.

The joke had been the talk of the conference for some. Wake County Board of Elections member Gerry Cohen called it “an extremely lengthy dirty joke” that was “misogynistic and wildly inappropriate for a high-ranking state official to tell … to kick off a training session of 600 election officials and administrators.”[…]”

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Like we said, Cordle wishes he could have that one back. Moreover, Governor Roy Cooper probably wishes he could keep his elections board appointees from saying inappropriate things; his last one declined to serve another term after indicating he knew of electoral fraud worries in Bladen County and did nothing to combat it, and the one before had to resign for partisan raging against Donald Trump online.

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If you’re curious enough to want to read the joke, we’ll send you here, rather than repeat it in print.

The resignation comes at a time that the board is charged with important decisions about approved voting systems, as well as overseeing two special congressional elections. Until a replacement is named, there is an even number of board members and, therefore, chances of tie votes that cannot be broken.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that had this been a Republican board chair, appointed by a Republican governor, the Left-leaning media would be lambasting the administration for being anti-women, sexist, and declaring Republicans morally unfit to lead. Except it’s a Democrat, so aside from the obligatory reporting, there’s ‘nothing to see here.’

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