Vice President Kamala Harris appeared to take issue with GOP lawmakers for making it harder to vote in an interview Saturday with Al Sharpton.
“I know that when people make the effort to register to vote, fill out that ballot, go to the polls and vote, it’s an effort that we should appreciate and appreciate if they can do it,” he said. Harris. MSNBC interview. “I’m concerned about this because I also know there’s been a lot of effort and laws passed to try and make it harder for people to vote.”
In the years following the 2020 election, Republican lawmakers have passed more legislation to tighten voting requirements. In 2021, a law passed in Georgia received a lot of criticism for its content, including new restrictions when it comes to the absentee-ballot request period and restrictions on providing food and drink to voters present. in the voting line.
“In the United States of America we’ve been through all these fights, the March on Washington… all of that,” Harris said “And these so-called leaders who are boldly unapologetically proposing and passing laws to make it more difficult for Americans to vote. The gall?”
The election reform laws include implementing measures such as shortening the time period in which a voter can request a mail-in ballot, limiting the number or availability of postal ballot drop boxes and removing inactive voters from the rolls, etc. Many of these laws are aimed at increasing in-person voting after mail-in voting during the 2020 election as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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