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On Sunday, Hillary Clinton attended the annual “Bloody Sunday” commemorative service in Selma, AL. While speaking to the crowd, she claimed that voter ID laws kept her from winning Wisconsin — a state she didn’t even bother to visit while running for president in 2016. She was the first candidate since 1972 to ignore the Badger State.

“I was the first person who ran for president without the protection of the Voting Rights Act, and I will tell you, it makes a really big difference. And it doesn’t just make a difference in Alabama and Georgia; it made a difference in Wisconsin, where the best studies that have been done said somewhere between 40 [thousand] and 80,000 people were turned away from the polls because of the color of their skin, because of their age, because of whatever excuse could be made up to stop a fellow American citizen from voting,” she said.

“Just think about it: Between 2012, the prior presidential election where we still had the Voting Rights Act, and 2016, when my name was on the ballot, there were fewer voters registered in Georgia than there had been those prior four years,” she added.

Though The Washington Post acknowledged some studies claim voter ID laws disenfranchise minority voters (even though getting a proper ID is not difficult for any U.S. citizen of legal voting age), it noted that Clinton “made several factual errors, offered questionable claims about a couple of studies, and ended up giving a misleading assessment of her loss.”

For starters, the part of the Voting Rights Act that was struck down only applied to nine states and a few counties — none of which were in Wisconsin. Georgia, which was covered by the VRA, saw voter registration increase between 2012 and 2016, counter to Clinton’s claims.

The Wisconsin voter ID law gave people plenty of options for what ID could allow them to vote. The Post reported that it required “voters to show a U.S. passport or a photo ID issued by Wisconsin state agencies, the military, Veterans Affairs, a university or college, or a federally recognized Indian tribe.”

The author of one of the studies, Clinton’s spokesperson Nick Merrill, pointed to surveyed people in two counties and said the results could not be extrapolated to the whole state. He even suggested some people who said they didn’t vote because of the voter ID “might not have voted even if the law were not in effect.”

Merrill also pointed to other evidence — a memo from a Democrat super PAC which made the absurd claim that more than 200,000 additional people would have voted in Wisconsin were it not for the voter ID laws. As for the 80,000, it looks like Clinton’s people just made it up.

“The 40,000 number comes from the more conservative estimate,” Merrill told the Post. “The 80,000 number is also a conservative estimate well within the range of the two studies.”

But the Post also spoke to Rick Hasen of the University of California-Irvine. He’s an “elections expert” and told the media outlet that black voters didn’t come out for Clinton like they did for Obama — and this happened in states with and without voter ID laws. Further, Hasen told the Post that Clinton’s 40,000 to 80,000 estimate was “ludicrous” because Wisconsin wasn’t affected by the Voting Rights Act (he still managed to claim that voter ID laws deter voters).

The Post’s Salvador Rizzo concludes:

The Supreme Court’s ruling in 2013 had no bearing on Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin-Madison study she relied on for her 40,000 estimate says its findings from two counties should not be extrapolated to form statewide conclusions. Her spokesman did not cite any study for the 80,000 estimate. Voter registration in Georgia did not decline from 2012 to 2016.

“Wrong on multiple levels, seriously misleading, and worth a cumulative Four Pinocchios,” he added.

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15 Comments

  1. Leslie Stevenson

    March 7, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Every one is responsible for this “bitter old Bitch” losing except the one person she never names…Killary Clinton! She was pathetic FLOTUS, sucked as a Senator, sucked and was a traitor as well as Sec of State.. She and that rapist old man of hers are Thieves, liars, screwed the people of Haiti billions of dollars, money launderers through the Clinton Foundation, Co Captains of the Clinton Crime Family.There is a bunker in Hell reserved for them and Obama. The best thing for the country is when the old gargoyle is stumbling around either drunk, or whatever neurological disease she has makes her fall, is let her ass fall.Maybe she’ll break her damn neck! Hope springs eternal!

    • Msrk

      March 8, 2019 at 7:04 am

      If we stop and think about it though Hillary is probably right.voter ID laws might have prevented her from winning the election. I guess that it must have stopped a lot of illegal aliens from voting and apparently Hillary does not realize that it is not legal for an ILLEGAL ALIEN to vote.

  2. Tom

    March 8, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Actually when she gets to Hell, The Devil had better watch his step. She will have 4 Red hot pokers to the back of his head and then take his place as the Evil Queen of Darkness.

  3. Fred Sheehan

    March 8, 2019 at 1:28 am

    The fact that Hillary Clinton refuses to accept responsibility for any negative outcome or illegal action is one of the major reasons that she lost the election. Should we expect that she has changed her behavior?

  4. Michael

    March 8, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Just shut the fuck up and go away already, you miserable bitch! The American people didn’t want you, plain and simple! If our Voter ID laws were properly enforced, you wouldn’t have won the popular vote either, because no illegals would have been able to vote, and your base wouldn’t have been able to vote multiple times. And here’s a tidbit for ya, if anyone doesn’t have the basic intelligence to acquire a proper ID, then they shouldn’t be voting on the future of the country anyway. Fuck you!

  5. Smokey

    March 8, 2019 at 2:06 am

    COMING SOON: DNC demands that all voters be required to show ID to prove they are not from the United States, with all citizens barred from voting, stating “we are the world’s melting pot, so of course the bigots who are citizens must be kept from infringing on the rights of those who come here to change our country.”

  6. Rebecca Holstine

    March 8, 2019 at 2:08 am

    This woman needs mental health help and no one in her family cares enough about her to see that she gets it. I just wonder how many more excuses she can come up with, and how long she is going to try and hang on to the dream that she should be president. She is getting to where people are looking at her strangely. She is becoming a comic figure. Her and Bill started a tour, and no one would buy tickets to go. Not even when they practically tried to give them away. They had to cancel her tour.

  7. Mary Johnson

    March 8, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Wrong if ID had been used she would not even got as far has she did. Without the illegal and dead she would have been a total lost and she knows it. She is mantle and we are lucky that she did not get into the White House.

  8. William

    March 8, 2019 at 6:29 am

    She is typical of what the Demorats can put forward as the best they have. They are a failing party and SHE is a bitch.

  9. MissD

    March 8, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Work that plantation bitch !! Wake up black folks !!

  10. Joseph Kempski

    March 8, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Die already. This is taramount to crying over spilled milk. Get over it, nobody wants a cry baby

  11. Joseph Kempski

    March 8, 2019 at 8:05 am

    They have 4 years to get an ID between presidential elections. If they didn’t get it, tough shit. Ever think that they didn’t vote for you because you Sucked

  12. Cathy

    March 8, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    I love “she made some misleading statements” how about she just flat out lies. She a Clinton what do you expect

  13. Ed

    March 8, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    How in the world was The Washington Post allowed to print an article like this? I mean, it’s throwing a negative light onto a Liberal. The only explanation I can think of is that Hillary is being thrown under the bus by her own party. Wouldn’t that be sweet irony?

  14. Ed

    March 9, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Speaking of this witch, I can’t believe this article that the MSM let slip through just a while ago! Here’s the link, for posterity:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/it-exists-doj-finds-letter-ordering-scrutiny-of-uranium-one-hillary-clinton/ar-BBUzHJZ?li=BBnb7Kz

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