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N.C. Republican precinct chair resigns after ‘Daily Show’ debacle

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RALEIGH, N.C. — An appearance on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” has cost Don Yelton, a member of the North Carolina Republican Party, his position as Buncombe County precinct chair for the GOP.

A five-minute segment of the Comedy Central show Wednesday night about the state’s new election law focused a good bit on Yelton’s racial views.

On Thursday, as the video went viral, Claude Pope, chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, called for Yelton’s resignation.

“The North…

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