N.C. Republican activist resigns after voter ID remarks, report says

Posted at 11:55 AM, Oct 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-25 11:55:24-04

Raleigh, N.C. – A Buncombe County, NC Republican precinct chairman has resigned after making “offensive” comments on “The Daily Show.” That’s according to a report from

Buncombe GOP Chairman Henry Mitchell said Don Yelton officially stepped down from his position Thursday, MyFox8 reports.

In a segment that aired Wednesday night, Yelton blasted “lazy black people that want the government to give them everything,” one of several racially charged comments he made during the interview.

Mitchell called the remarks “offensive, uniformed and unacceptable of any member within the Republican Party.”

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