DALLAS (AP) — An election judge in Texas has been fired for a Facebook post that included a racial slur.
The Dallas Morning News reports that during a Dallas County Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday, Randy Smith initially told officials he didn’t remember what he had posted.
A county official displayed an iPad in front of Smith showing comments he had made last summer that included a derogatory term for blacks. Smith then acknowledged he made the comments but asked for leniency.
Smith had worked for nearly 20 years as a Democratic Party election judge, supervising a polling place on election days.
After the meeting, the 43-year-old said he had been angry because he had been stabbed by a black man at a group home and was exercising his “constitutional right.”
Smith’s appeal to the commissioners can be see here, beginning 124 minutes into the session.