Vice President Kamala Harris’ approach to getting the electorate to vote is being revealed as she’s appeared before different audiences in recent days.
Asking the question, “Why should I vote?” Harris offered some reasons, noting to crowds and privately to aides that Democrats should have some good reasons for voters.
Addressing crowds in Texas and Massachusetts earlier in the week, Harris reiterated several Democrat talking points, mentioning democracy and abortion rights as a few reasons voters should head to the polls.
Over the summer, some of her reasons included policies by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
At a July speech in Orlando at the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, “There are, as there have always been, forces that stand in our way. Forces that oppose… even the most commonsense gun safety proposals.”
Harris continued, “Forces that include extremist, so-called leaders, who instead of expanding rights work to restrict rights.”
Harris, like President Joe Biden, has struggled with low approval ratings, which has raised concerns she won’t be of much help or effective at getting voters out to support Democratic candidates in the House and Senate.
Neither Biden nor Harris has appeared beside Democratic candidates in critical states like Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.
Harris is also being used by Republicans to spur voters’ support.
In Georgia, Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker mentioned Harris was using “race to divide us” in an ad that featured Harris and Biden prominently.