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Kamala Harris Says Voter ID Is Bad Because Not Everyone Lives Near a Kinko’s or OfficeMax

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Harris tried to assert that the lack of office supply stores was a compelling reason to dispense with laws that require voters to prove that they are who they say they are.

In a “CBS This Morning” teaser clip for a full BET interview with Soledad O’Brien set to air on the network Friday, Harris told the former CNN anchor that voter ID laws are just too onerous because “there’s no Kinko’s, there’s no OfficeMax” in some communities.

“I don’t think that we should underestimate what that could mean,” Harris said as she attempted to explain why she wouldn’t compromise on voter ID laws to ram through Democrats’ elections overhaul legislation, the For the People Act.

“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 that you are who you are,” she claimed, though states often accept pieces of official mail as proof enough to cast a ballot.

“Well, there are a whole lot of people, especially people who live in rural communities, who don’t — there’s no Kinko’s, there’s no OfficeMax near them,” Harris said.

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