Kamala Harris, the California senator Joe Biden selected as his running mate, opened the third night of the Democrats’ virtual convention by urging the party to defy what she called a Republican effort to suppress their votes.
“We need to ask ourselves, why don’t they want us to vote?” Harris asked in introductory remarks.
“Why is there so much of an effort to silence our vote?” she said. “And the answer is, because when we vote, things change. When we vote, things get better. When we vote, we address the need for all people to be treated with dignity and respect in our country.”
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