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Kamala Harris stated that there are a lot of people in rural communities who don’t have access to a Kinko’s or Office Max and somehow that’s an impossible requirement to request of said people.
I don’t know about you guys, but virtually everyone I’ve ever met who is on welfare (Food Stamps, Section 8 Housing, etc.) always has the newest iPhone and designer bags. Pretty sure the whole phone deal was implemented under the Obama Administration.
Smart phones have replaced a plethora of resources and have made tasks that used to be a hassle, such as making a photocopy of your ID, as easy as a click of a button in the comfort of your own home. Perhaps an online database to simply upload a photo of your ID could have been added, but they didn’t think of that in time (I’m also opposed to electronic voting, but that’s a point for another time) …it also would’ve been a better point for Harris to make during this particular interview.
Coming from a poverty-stricken childhood myself, I understand how difficult it can be to locate your nearest library or Kinko’s to handle necessary paperwork, especially without a readily available vehicle to use. However, let’s evaluate the risks and benefits, shall we?
- Fraud that could be (and has been) committed due to not requiring voter ID.
- The small percentage of individuals who can’t vote, who would otherwise legally be able to, due to not having a copy of their ID.
I wish all people had equal ease of access to resources for these matters. Local government should work on improving this, as opposed to doing away with the means that ensure a totally legal and fair outcome.
Watch this and let us know what you think –
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