This quote and this interview made me cringe. During the interview Yelton said that only 1-2 people commit voter fraud in NC out of 60,000. I doubt that those statistics are completely true, but using his statistics he refuted his own argument. Yelton is in favor of the new Voter ID laws because he believes that it will bring more integrity to the system. Additionally he confessed he is in favor of the voter laws because of the restrictions it puts on people who are more likely to vote Democratically. These two ideas contradict each other and show that he is a corrupt politician. If allowing everyone to have the same opportunity to vote is "not following directions" I am proud to be a "stupid" North Carolinian.
Hi, Margaret. I agree with your argument. Wow. Yelton's comments are crude and distasteful. His comments represent North Carolinians in an inaccurate and unfair way. I found an article in the LA Times and found it interesting. First, this shows that Yelton's racist comments made it to national limelight. This is so embarrassing for North Carolina. We have more things to focus on instead of his inappropriate comments. Next, he talks the voting law and 'lazy blacks.' This is outrageous. The voting law will impact voters from all walks of life and not just one race, one gender, one ethnicity, etc.
This comment and, more specifically, Yelton's interview on "The Daily Show" have remained in the center of the debate over North Carolina's new voter ID laws. A common argument is that the Republican Party's and Yelton's stance of saving the "integrity" of the election process is very hypocritical. For example, in my county, the Republican Party claims that they support these laws to prevent voter fraud, however, it is ironic that the party was later exposed for having gained control in office for the current term via voter fraud. A significant number of their votes came from nursing homes, and the scandal was uncovered only because some of the "voters" died days before they technically cast a vote.