Vice President Kamala Harris just can’t seem to do anything right, and is back in headlines after extremely controversial remarks she made about a portion of the American population.
Harris claimed during an interview with BET that it is somehow “almost impossible” for rural Americans to photocopy their IDs to prove who they are when it comes time to vote.
Harris’ remarks, which appear to be part of the left’s continued plan to paint voter ID laws as ‘racist,’ come despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans support voter ID laws when it comes to voting according to numerous polls.
Harris, digging a deeper hole for herself, further claimed that the government provides people with everything they need to live – and voting is how the people “get all the things that we need.”
“It is through the voting process, through the ballot box that we get all the things that we need,” Harris said.
When asked if she would support voter ID laws, Harris responded, “I don’t think that we should underestimate what that could mean.”
“Because in some people’s mind, that means well, you’re going to have to Xerox or photocopy your ID to send it in to prove you are who you are,” she continued. “Well, there are a whole lot of people, especially people who live in rural communities, who don’t, there’s no Kinkos, there’s no OfficeMax near them.”
“People have to understand that when we’re talking about voter ID laws, be clear about who you have in mind and what would be required of them to prove who they are,” she concluded. “Of course, people have to prove who they are, but not in a way that makes it almost impossible for them to prove who they are.”
The latest embarrassing rhetoric spewed by Harris came at the same time as a new poll revealed that 78% of Americans are in favor of stricter voting laws – including Voter ID.
“The phone survey — which was conducted June 8-June 13 with 800 registered voters, 31 percent of whom identify as Democrats, 29 percent as Republicans, and 36 percent as independents — found 80 percent of its participants feel verifying voter ID ‘is an important security measure,’ while 89 percent said that they are in favor of ‘purging voter rolls’ after individuals have died or are no longer registered in previous areas they resided in,” reported the New York Post.
The survey found 78 percent of voters polled said in addition to stronger voter ID laws, they also support signature verification, chain of custody controls, bipartisan observers overseeing counting and “cleaning up voter rolls.”
According to the poll, 71 percent said they do not believe ballots should be accepted after election day and 87 percent were against “ballot harvesting.”
The poll revealed that concerns over voter fraud are a largely bi-partisan issue.
“It’s not just Republicans who are concerned about election integrity – Nearly two-thirds (63%) of all voters reported that the issue of election integrity was either their top issue or in their top three when deciding how to vote,” said the pollsters.
“77% of all voters reject Democrats’ claim that “racism” is behind voting integrity laws, and believe one party uses it for political purposes, not for electoral progress.”
“Election integrity is very much on the minds of American voters right now. Americans want to make sure that post-pandemic, we get voter integrity measures right, that they’re fair to everyone, and that we don’t use as an excuse measures that were very specific to a once in a century pandemic,” Former Trump adviser Kellyane Conway – who helped conduct the poll – said.
“It’s important because, is the voter-verified?” Conway told Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel in an interview. “Is the voter’s ID verified? Is the voter’s signature verified? This should not be a heavy lift. It should not be controversial that you want to make sure that the most sacrosanct principle in our United States Constitution, one person, one vote, is upheld for everyone.”
“The majority of Republicans, Democrats and independents all agree that non-citizens should not vote. People who are not registered to vote or qualified to vote should not vote,” she said.
With proof that voters all over the spectrum are concerned with the security of elections, one must ask themselves – why are the Democrats continuing with their radical push to loosen laws that secure voting in the U.S.?
Author: Ryan Kim