When the Daily Show went to North Carolina to look at the effects of new voting laws, they interviewed Don Yelton – and his candid admissions are breathtaking and depressing. Yelton is on the North Carolina Republican Party Executive Committee and vigorously defended the new voting laws – with racist ramblings mixed in for good measure.
When Daily Show comedian/reporter Aasif Mandvi asked him about the effects of the new laws, Mr. Yelton was forthcoming with the lack of a need for the restrictions.
“Right here in Buncombe County there’s always one of two that voted twice a year,” Yelton says. “That’s one or two out of sixty thousand” voters, he admitted.
When Mandvi pressed Yelton about the real reason for the suppressive changes to voting in the state, the GOP leader came clean.
“The law is going to kick the Democrats in the butt,”Yelton admitted.
And who is going to be affected by the law? Yelton, who had already admitted to being considered a bigot, was forthcoming with examples.
“If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks who want the government to give them everything, so be it.”
Don Yelton’s open admissions are both disturbing and telling.
Yelton was asked to resign Thursday. Buncombe GOP Chair Henry Mitchell said Don Yelton resigned for making remarks that were “offensive, uniformed and unacceptable of any member within the Republican Party.”