'The Daily Show' comes to Asheville
Posted October 24, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina did a star turn on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" Wednesday night in a piece looking at changes to state voting laws in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court striking down a key provision of the federal Voting Rights Act.
North Carolina passed a new voting law this year that will require photo identification starting in 2016 and make many other changes starting in 2014.
As part of "The Daily Show" piece, comedian Aasif Mandvi visited Asheville and conducted an interview with Don Yelton, a Republican activist from the area.
In typical Daily Show style, Mandvi elicits some choice quotes from Yelton, the choicest of which might be, "The law is going to kick the Democrats in the butt."
Regarding the photo ID portion of the law, Yelton goes on to say, "If it hurts a bunch of college kids that's too lazy to get up off their (rears) and get a photo ID, so be it."
The piece also features an interview with Democratic Georgia Congressman John Lewis.