On Tuesday, President Joe Biden announced that Vice President Kamala Harris has been placed in charge of his administration’s commitment to protecting voting rights.
During his announcement, Biden said that voting is a “sacred right under assault with incredible intensity like I’ve never seen,” referring to the voting reform bills that have been put forth or signed in many Republican-led states.
“I’m asking Vice President Harris to help these efforts, to lead them among her many other responsibilities. With her leadership and your support, we’re going to overcome again. It’s going to take a hell of a lot of work,” Biden said.
Currently, 48 states have proposed election reform bills, which Biden has called “a truly unprecedented assault on our democracy.”
“Every American has a right to have their voice heard at the ballot box, and no American should be kept from voting early, voting by mail, or voting at all,” Harris released in a statement shortly after the announcement. “Our Administration will not stand by when confronted with any effort that keeps Americans from voting.”