Vice President Harris decried the growing slew of laws being passed across the country that restrict voting, saying that the nation should not be "deceived into thinking they are normal."
Harris referenced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., noting that he said that the only normalcy that should be accepted "is the normalcy of justice."
"Over the past few years we have seen so many anti-voter laws that there is a danger of becoming accustomed to these laws, a danger of adjusting to these law as though they are normal, a danger of being complacent, complicit," Harris said.
"Anti-voter laws are not new in our nation, but we must not be deceived into thinking they are normal. We must not be deceived into thinking a law that makes it more difficult for students to vote is normal," the vice president continued in the speech.
"We must not be deceived into thinking a law that makes it illegal to help a voter with a disability vote by mail, is normal. There is nothing normal about a law that makes it illegal to pass out water or food to salespeople standing in long voting lines," Harris added.
The vice president went on to speak about the voting law passed in Georgia, saying that she has heard the "outrage."
"And I have met with voters in Georgia. I have heard your outrage about the anti-voter law here, and how many voters will likely be kept from voting. And Georgia is not alone. Across our nation anti-voter laws could make it more difficult for as many as 55 million Americans to vote," she said.
In the last year, 19 states passed 34 laws that restrict voting in some way, according to an analysis by the liberal-leaning Brennan Center for Justice. And more changes are expected as state legislatures convene early this year.