The show got a goldmine of gaffes from North Carolina’s Buncombe County Republican precinct chairman Don Yelton on the issue.
Voter identification laws are said to be discriminatory against African-Americans, college students and other demographics that typically vote for Democrats.
The nearly six minute sketch with interviewer Aasif Mandvi proved controversial enough for the rest of the precinct to call for Yelton’s resignation on Thursday according to WRAL.
Not only did Yelton, who is Caucasian, repeatedly say the “n-word”, but he referred to African-Americans without certain identification as “lazy black people”.
He also admitted that the voter ID law would hurt Democrats at the poll more than GOP members.
The interview did not sit well with the Buncombe GOP Chairman Henry Mitchell, who did not support the stance that Yelton took.
“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 the report.
“I'll resign my position as precinct chair gladly, I'll give it up -- the heck with it, I don't want to be part of a group that is that mealy-mouthed and that gutless,” he told WWNC radio station after he resigned.
He defended his stance and claimed that the Comedy Central show focused more on the racial issue rather than the law itself.