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Kamala Harris: It Is ‘Almost Impossible’ For Rural Americans To Make Photocopies



Kamala Harris

During an interview on BET over the weekend, Vice President Kamala Harris said it was “almost impossible” for rural Americans to photocopy their IDs to prove who they are so they can vote, prompting a backlash on social media from users stating the claims were offensive and pointing out how the ability to make a photocopy is practically universal in the United States.

“People are talking about potential compromises,” BET’s Soledad O’Brien asked. “Is agreeing to voter ID one of those compromises that you’d support?”

“I don’t think that we should underestimate what that could mean,” Harris replied. “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. 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 continued. “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.”

Harris was mocked on Twitter for her comments, with one user writing, “I live on top of a mountain on the WV/VA border and I can photocopy my ID. I mean I do it while moonshining White Lightning while dueling banjos play in the background but I can still do it.”

Texas Senator Ted Cruz wrote, “Cause, you know, country folks don’t have electricity, much less access to copiers or smart phones. They’re too busy running moonshine & sliding on the hoods of their cars.”

And another user tweeted, “Insulting and untrue. Bottom line: Kamala, you need to start forgetting all about 2024 before the Democrats do it for you.”


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  1. Cecilia Curless

    July 12, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    You are an idiot. Everybody goes someplace nobody ever stays just in their home..

  2. Jennifer Pond

    July 12, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Good grief. Who does she think we are? We do come down off the mountain at least once a year ????????????

  3. Christi Mcnulty

    July 12, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Really, people shouldn’t be allowed to use a photocopy anyway they should have to use a state issued I.D,no exception!!

  4. Sandra Bondy

    July 12, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    I live in rural America, can get copies made, AND I GO to vote on election day.

  5. Kenneth

    July 13, 2021 at 11:44 am

    When you vote your tab sheet should have your photo on it with your signature the Democrats want it to be like 2020 so you don’t know who voted or how many times, just look what we got in office are there that many people that stupid I don’t think so

  6. Babs2

    July 13, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Lord have she ever been to rural America. We can hitch the bourses to the wagon and go to town. Just joking

  7. Jill

    July 13, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Kinkos closed 13 years ago. Clueless K-ho????

  8. Paulette Janee Sauerland

    July 14, 2021 at 7:18 am

    Boy, she really thinks rural people are stupid. I wonder if she’s heard we all have thumbs and are able to stand upright.

  9. Adam Gawlik

    July 14, 2021 at 11:47 am

    WHY GOD WHY, we have that dumb idiot as VP of USA??????????

  10. Debbie

    July 15, 2021 at 1:31 am

    I’ve lived in rural America. We can get anywhere anybody else can. She just doesn’t understand that people aren’t stupid like her

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