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Asheville Area GOP Precinct Chairman Resigns After Daily Show Appearance

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Don Yelton, the Buncombe County Republican precinct chairman, was featured in the Comedy Central show’s segment titled “Suppressing the Vote" Wednesday night. Don Yelton, the Buncombe County Republican precinct chairman, was featured in the Comedy Central show’s segment titled “Suppressing the Vote" Wednesday night.
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Buncombe County’s Republican precinct chairman has resigned following his appearance on The Daily Show Wednesday night.

Don Yelton, the chair and conservative political activist, was featured in the Comedy Central show’s segment titled “Suppressing the Vote.”

The satire piece was focused on North Carolina’s new law that will require voters to present a photo ID at the polls.

Yelton’s interview with Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi sparked a lot of criticism.

Because of his statements, the North Carolina GOP asked for his immediate resignation.

“The North Carolina Republican Party finds the comments made by Mr. Yelton to be completely inappropriate and highly offensive,” state Republican Party Chairman Claude Pope said.

“I would like to make it very clear that Mr. Yelton does not speak for either the Buncombe County Republican Party or the North Carolina Republican Party. And contrary to reports, Mr. Yelton is not a member of the NCGOP Executive Committee,” Pope continued in a statement.

Party leaders say he is no longer affiliated with either the county or the state Republican Party.

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