Hillary Clinton issued a statement in Selma recently blaming part her loss in the 2016 presidential elections on the repeal of the Voting Rights Act. She said, “I will tell you, it makes a really big difference,” referring to Wisconsin. She also said that in just Wisconsin 40, 000- 80, 000 voters were “turned away from the polls because of the color of their skin, because of their age, because of whatever excuse could be made to stop a fellow American citizen from voting”. However, a fact check done by the Washington Post revealed a study conducted by Kenneth Mayer (political scientist) and Michael DeCrescenzo (researcher) that estimated a mere 14, 000 were turned away from the polls in Wisconsin as opposed to Hillary’s 40, 000- 80, 000. Furthermore, these people were turned away not because of skin color or age, but because they lacked the necessary ID. Hillary’s motivation for these claims was more than likely an excuse for her narrow 22, 748 loss to Donald Trump in the state of Wisconsin, clearly exemplifying her inability to accept defeat. To put it bluntly, the real reason she lost in Wisconsin was because she neglected to visit there after she won in the Democratic primaries.

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