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'The Daily Show' comes to Asheville

Posted October 24, 2013

— 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. 

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  • dib Oct 25, 8:42 a.m.

    By 'stupid people' I hope he knows that now means him.

  • lavenderdejectedmoon Oct 25, 8:42 a.m.

    This racist guy just helped the DOJ with their lawsuit!

  • Banker1230 Oct 24, 8:21 p.m.

    This is the scope of what the GOP stands for. One of their finest speaking his mind.

  • maryjayne009 Oct 24, 5:35 p.m.

    icy148, Oh get over yourself already. Maybe if someone doesn't have it together enough to get an ID, they shouldn't be voting in the first place.....

  • Honesty first Oct 24, 5:30 p.m.

    Yep. We have real kooks in office. How these people got elected is beyond me. I'd like to think racism is dead, but it's painfully obvious that it is not.

    He was elected and selected by his fellow Republicans. Imagine that

  • LastSon1981 Oct 24, 5:18 p.m.

    I don't think he should of been fired. He represents what republicans stand for and why that ship is going down. Will the democrats capitalize? I doubt it but I love NC and America

  • icy148 Oct 24, 5:00 p.m.

    maryjayne009, here's plenty of reading. Have fun. https://www.google.co/search?q=why+is+it+bad+to+require+id+to+vote

  • gwenmarvels Oct 24, 4:58 p.m.

    DOJ suing N.C. for voter suppression. This man just admitted that suppressing the democratic vote is the goal! Wow!

  • one_nc_citizen Oct 24, 4:51 p.m.

    I wish more people in politics would say what's really on their mind instead of pretending all the time.

  • issymayake Oct 24, 4:51 p.m.

    Yep. We have real kooks in office. How these people got elected is beyond me. I'd like to think racism is dead, but it's painfully obvious that it is not.

    To quote the Moral Monday protesters : "Shame, shame, shame!"
    El Hans

    Of COURRRSE racism is dead. People here on GOLO said so. . .lol

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