Why are Republican state houses passing voter ID laws? NC GOP County Executive Committee member Don Yelton provided an answer in a Daily Show interview:
Don Yelton was asked to resign after the interview aired.
Buncombe GOP Chairman Henry Mitchell said Don Yelton officially stepped down from his position Thursday.
Mitchell called the remarks "offensive, uniformed and unacceptable of any member within the Republican Party."
"Let me make it very clear, Mr. Yelton's comments do not reflect the belief or feelings of Buncombe Republicans, nor do they mirror any core principle that our party is founded upon," Mitchell said in a press release. "This mentality will not be supported or propagated within our party."
According to the release, this isn't the first time Yelton has clashed with local party leadership.