AP Fact Check: Harris eligible to serve as VP, president
Last updated 8/20/2020 at 5:15pm
False claims that Kamala Harris is not legally eligible to serve as U.S. vice president or president have been circulating in social media posts since 2019, when she first launched her Democratic primary campaign.
On Thursday, after Harris was selected by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to serve as his running mate, the claims began to once again circulate on social media.
A look at the claim:
The claim is that Harris is ineligible to serve as vice president or president because her mother is from India and her father is from Jamaica.
The facts are that’s false. Harris was bor...