NC GOP Precinct Chair Resigns After Racist "Daily Show" Rant

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Date Originated: October of 2013
Categories: Racism, Republican Party, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Right to Vote & North Carolina
Don Yelton, the GOP precinct chair of Buncombe County in North Carolina, was forced to step down after he made multiple racially charged remarks during an interview on "The Daily Show." Mr. Yelton claimed that the strict new voter identification law in North Carolina will "kick the Democrats in the butt" and gloated that if the law "hurts a bunch of lazy blacks that want the government to give them everything, so be it." Even in his letter of resignation, Mr. Yelton remained defiant and claimed that he gladly resigns because he doesn't "want to be part of a group that is that mealy-mouthed and that gutless.”
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