During a recent interview, Kamala Harris was asked about the issue of voter ID.
She suggested that one of the problems is that rural voters don’t live near office supply outlets and therefore can’t figure out how to photocopy their IDs.
It was an amazingly tone-deaf moment and she is getting slammed for it.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Harris lambasted for remark on rural voters’ ability to cast ballots
Vice President Kamala Harris was decried for saying that some voter identification laws make it “almost impossible” for rural voters at the ballot box, with critics suggesting she doesn’t think rural citizens have the wherewithal to use a copy machine.
Election laws requiring voters to include a copy of identification with their ballots threaten to shut out those who might not have access to a photocopier, Harris said Friday.
“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 that you are who you are,” Harris said on BET when asked about voter identification laws being a means of compromising with Republicans.
“There are a whole lot of people, especially people who live in rural communities, who don’t — there’s no Kinko’s, there’s no Office Max near them,” Harris said.
Watch the video:
Kamala Harris absurdly says it’s “almost impossible” for rural Americans to photocopy their ID pic.twitter.com/J94IuGBFLv
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 10, 2021
Does she even hear herself?
"Rural Americans avoid photography in general. They're frightened the magic camera box will steal their soul." https://t.co/yF3CgQYKZV
— Jon Gabriel (@exjon) July 10, 2021
Kamala and her party think rural communities don't have cars, or shopping, or retail, or internet, or phones, or computers or mailboxes or
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 10, 2021
This reminds me that they made Kamala Harris who has only ever lived in cities an envoy to rural Americans https://t.co/YErlc1kttT
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) July 10, 2021
It’s no wonder that Democrats are starting to worry about her prospects in 2024 and beyond.