GOP Precinct Captain Gives Racist Interview About Voter ID Laws on the 'Daily Show'

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GOP Precinct Captain Gives Racist Interview About Voter ID Laws on the 'Daily Show'

GOP Precinct Captain Gives Racist Interview About Voter ID Laws on the 'Daily Show'
Fri, 10/25/2013
This article originally appeared on The Daily Show

Aasif Mandvi sits down with Don Yelton, a North Carolinian precinct captain. In the interview, he copped to loving portrayals of President Obama as a witch doctor, claimed that one of his best friends is black, and even used both the phrase "lazy blacks" and the N-word while defending the state's voter ID laws. The Justice Department filed suit against North Carolina's voter ID law in September.

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