Midland City, Ala., Mayor Patsy Capshaw Skipper insists that she did not write a racist Facebook comment after losing to a black candidate Tuesday night, citing recent heart surgery and technical problems with the social media site, AL.com reports.
On Thursday Raw Story reported that the Republican mayor allegedly wrote, "I lost. The [n—ger] won," after someone asked her how this week's mayoral election turned out.
According to the Dothan Eagle, candidate JoAnn Bennett Grimsley, a former assistant city clerk and Dale County government employee, received 233 votes to secure the win. Skipper got 148 votes, and a third candidate, Lamar Spence, tallied up a mere 59. Grimsley, the site notes, will be the town's first African-American mayor.
“I hope she does a great job for the city, and I am very happy for her," Skipper told the Eagle.
“My Facebook has been messed up for several weeks and I haven’t been using it,” the outgoing mayor added. “I think I’ve been hacked.”
Skipper said that she recently had heart surgery and couldn't even campaign properly for the election, adding that Facebook has "been the least of my worries."
The alleged Facebook post has since been removed.