Sen. Cruz Mocks Kamala Harris after Claiming It’s ‘Almost Impossible’ for Rural Folks to Photocopy IDs

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Sen. Ted Cruz mocked Kamala Harris for claiming it may be “almost impossible” for people living in rural communities to make photocopies of their IDs.

Harris made the suggestion during an interview with Soledad O’Brien of BET News.

Asked if she would possibly support compromising on voter ID laws, Harris replied:

“I don’t think that we should underestimate what that could mean. 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 you are who you are. Well, there are a whole lot of people, especially people who live in rural communities, who don’t… there’s no Kinkos, there’s no OfficeMax near them.”

“People have to understand when we’re talking about voter ID laws, be clear about who you have in mind and what would be required of them to prove who they are. Of course people have to prove who they are, but not in a way that makes it almost impossible for them to prove who they are.”

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In response, Sen. Cruz made humor out of what Harris implied with her remarks.

“Cause, you know, country folks don’t have electricity, much less access to copiers or smart phones,” Sen. Cruz tweeted. “They’re too busy running moonshine & sliding on the hoods of their cars.”