The Washington Post fact-checker gave Hillary Clinton four ‘Pinocchios’ based on a claim she recently made about losing the vote in Wisconsin due to voter suppression.
The former Secretary of State made the curious accusation while speaking at the annual ‘Bloody Sunday’ commemorative service in Selma, Alabama this past weekend.
“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,” Clinton told those in attendance.
The 2016 Democrat nominee then falsely claimed she lost in Wisconsin due to its voter ID law, which went into effect in 2015 following the Supreme Court’s decision not to block it.
“It made a difference in Wisconsin, where the best studies that have been done said somewhere between 40- 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,” Clinton alleged.
Even the Washington Post couldn’t let this tall tale slide, rating Hillary’s comments with four solid Pinocchios. In other words, it was a very big lie, even by her already low standards.
“Clinton made several factual errors, offered questionable claims about a couple of studies, and ended up giving a misleading assessment of her loss,” the Post writes. “Wrong on multiple levels, seriously misleading and worth a cumulative Four Pinocchios.”
Honestly, that last sentence could apply to any statements made by a person with the last name of Clinton.
Four Pinocchios! –> Hillary Clinton’s claims about voter suppression in Georgia and Wisconsin https://t.co/VsUg8MT6ij
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) March 6, 2019
What made the Washington Post of all outlets speak out?
Perhaps it’s because she’s made the claim before with very little pushback in the media and they suddenly felt compelled to say something.
She accused former governor Scott Walker of being “one of the leaders in voter suppression, making it difficult” during a conference in 2017.
“I would have won had I not been subjected to the unprecedented attacks by [then-FBI Director James] Comey and the Russians, aided and abetted by the suppression of the vote, particularly in Wisconsin,” Clinton added in another interview.
Why She Really Lost Wisconsin
The reality is Clinton lost Wisconsin in 2016 because she didn’t commit to getting out the vote in the first place. Presidential candidate and nemesis to Clinton in 2016, Bernie Sanders, recently pointed out this fact.
Sanders, upon recalling Hillary’s flawed campaign against President Trump, noted that the former First Lady failed to campaign enough in key swing states such as Michigan and Wisconsin, and “didn’t reach out to working-class people.”
A report shortly after her stunning defeat claimed her campaign urged Clinton to visit urban areas to run up the popular vote, ignoring the much needed electoral vote in key swing states.
Even years after the fact, Clinton just can’t stop lying about why she lost to Donald Trump.