The 2020 Election Collection: Claims About Kamala Harris

The Democratic vice presidential candidate has been a focus of rumors and claims since before her presidential bid.

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  • Published 25 September 2020
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California Democratic U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris would make history if elected as vice president. But like many 2020 candidates, she has been the subject of numerous rumors and hoaxes. We’ve collected Snopes fact checks about Harris, her background, and her record here.

Is Kamala Harris Not Eligible to Serve as U.S. President?

The requirements for serving as U.S. President were established over 200 years ago and haven't changed much since.

False
Did Kamala Harris Say ’After Trump’s Gone, We’ll Be Coming for You Next’?

A routine review of content labeled satire.

Labeled Satire
Did U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’ Ancestor Own Slaves in Jamaica?

Based on an article written by the 2020 presidential Democratic primary candidate's father, right-leaning opponents dove head-first into an ill-judged attack on her.

Unproven
Did Kamala Harris Say Young Voters Are ‘Stupid’?

There's some important missing context in this claim.

Mixture
Did Kamala Harris Have an Extramarital Affair with Willie Brown That Boosted Her Career?

Harris long ago distanced herself from the relationship.

Mixture
Does Kamala Harris’ Press Secretary Decide What Trump Can Say on Twitter?

Conservative personalities and websites attacked a Twitter employee over his employment background.

False
Does Kamala Harris’ Birth Certificate Identify Her as ‘Caucasian’?

Anything is possible if you ignore the obvious.

False
Did Kamala Harris Say She ‘Believes’ Joe Biden’s Accusers?

Right-leaning websites jumped into action after Biden announced Harris as his vice-presidential running mate in August 2020.

Mixture
Did Kamala Harris Make These Contrasting Statements About Police?

Whether those contrasting statements document the senator to be a "hypocrite" is a thornier question.

Correct Attribution
Did Trump Donate to Kamala Harris’ Past Election Campaigns?

Trump's reelection campaign called Harris "a corrupt former California Attorney General." But did he play a small role in keeping her in that office?

True
Did Kamala Harris Call Joe Biden a Racist?

Following the announcement of Biden's 2020 running mate choice, critics seized on a past exchange between him and the U.S. senator.

False
Did Kamala Harris Say ’Our Military Are Soulless Cowards’?

A routine review of content labeled satire.

Labeled Satire
Did Kamala Harris Say She’d Sign an Executive Order to Confiscate Guns?

The 2020 U.S. Democratic candidate is definitely on the record saying she wants stronger gun-control laws, but what exactly did she say?

False
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