On Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris used a speaking engagement at the National Urban League Conference to push the Democrats' tired talking points about election laws in Republican states. Categorically, her statements were deliberately misleading at worst and misinformed at best.
First, Vice President Harris claimed leaders in Republican states are "intentionally" trying to suppress the vote with election reforms.
Kamala: "Extremist so-called leaders in places like Georgia, Florida, and Texas are intentionally trying to make it more difficult for people to vote." pic.twitter.com/Xj1Ge1zP7d— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 22, 2022
Vice President Harris added an outright lie that Republicans want to ban giving water and food to people in line to vote.
Kamala says that Republican states are making it illegal to give people in line to vote food and water, which is not true. Democrats say all the time but is still a lie and they keep lying about it because they know the media will cover for them. pic.twitter.com/QnAQe8zOxC— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 22, 2022
The reality is Republicans support laws banning "line warming"—a tactic where candidates attempt to bribe voters in line to vote for them with gifts like food.
Finally, the Vice President made the claim that world leaders are concerned with the state of democracy in America.
Kamala Harris says that she's met with foreign leaders who are concerned with the state of voting rights, abortion, and democracy in the United States.— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 22, 2022
"What's going on with voting in your country? What's going on with not allowing women to make decisions about their own body?" pic.twitter.com/l4swsVyyVR
Again, false. In fact, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested claims like this are "grossly exaggerated."
Today, Kamala Harris suggested that the state of American voting rights causes world leaders to question "our ability to defend democratic principles."— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 22, 2022
Boris Johnson in June: "I think that reports of the death of democracy in the United States are grossly, grossly exaggerated." pic.twitter.com/t97CYSIbQZ
The Vice President's speech covered a variety of other topics like the Supreme Court that were just as jumbled as her remarks on voting rights:
You’d need a translator to figure out exactly what was said, and even then, I’m not sure it’s discernable. It’s long been obvious that Harris, perhaps out of arrogance, doesn’t even bother to prepare for her public events, and it often leads to the repetition of words, as if she’s trying to fill time while having no idea what she actually wants to say. It’s a habit that would have been broken now if she were ever going to break it.
Despite the obvious, the media is unlikely to hold Vice President Harris accountable for her clearly inaccurate remarks on voting rights and other topics.