During a recent Saturday interview with Al Sharpton on MSNBC, Vice President Kamala Harris expressed her concerns over attempts by some GOP members to introduce voting restrictions.
Harris emphasized, “It’s crucial to acknowledge the dedication and effort of individuals when they register and vote. We should value their commitment to the democratic process. I’m concerned because several new regulations have been introduced, aiming to make voting more challenging.”
After the 2020 elections, there’s been a noticeable push by some Republican officials to enforce stricter voting conditions. One such law in Georgia in 2021 faced significant criticism for its stipulations, such as setting limitations on the absentee-ballot application duration and forbidding the distribution of refreshments to individuals queuing to vote.
Reflecting on America’s history, Harris remarked, “We’ve endured many battles for rights, including events like the March on Washington. And now, there are those in leadership who audaciously advocate and enact legislation that complicates the voting process for Americans. Can you believe their audacity?”
These election reforms often include provisions such as curtailing the duration for requesting mail-in ballots, restricting the accessibility and quantity of ballot drop boxes, and purging infrequent voters from the registry. It’s observed that many of these reforms seek to boost in-person voting, especially after the rise in mail-in voting in 2020 due to the pandemic.