OK, we’re not going to repost Hillary Clinton’s warning about the danger to democracy posed by refusing to accept the results of an election — we’ve all seen it a million times, her supporters are the textbook definition of it, and she’s made a mockery of it herself, such as when she recently told an audience at a Selma anniversary breakfast that Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams “should be governor, leading that state right now.”
Hillary, of course, blamed Abram’s 50,000-vote loss on voter suppression, and then she went a step further and claimed her loss in Wisconsin was the result of thousands of people turned away from the polls because of the color of their skin.
Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post’s fact checker, jumped on that grenade right away, awarding Hillary four Pinocchios. For some reason, PolitiFact on Saturday tweeted their fact-check of Hillary’s claim that thousands were turned away because of their skin color, and even there Hillary earned a “Pants on Fire!” rating.
We’ve fact-checked misleading claims about voting rights by Democrats and Republicans including @HillaryClinton who said thousands were turned away from Wisc polls due to color of their skin. Pants on Fire. https://t.co/AmInN1Jwy1 pic.twitter.com/tb4lLCTfu5
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) April 6, 2019
We don’t know why PolitFact posted this again today, but we’d be happy if they’d post it every day until the 2020 election because Democrats are most certainly setting up the narrative for when they lose next time:
In making her new claim, Clinton attributed what happened in Wisconsin to the fact that the Voting Rights Act was no longer in effect. That refers to a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down Section 4 of the Act.
The problem: Wisconsin was never one of the states covered by that section.
As our friends at the Washington Post’s Fact-checker noted in their analysis of Clinton’s remarks:
Wisconsin was not one of the states covered by Section 4 when the court ruled in 2013, so, right off the bat, Clinton’s claim that this “made a difference in Wisconsin” is unfounded. Georgia was covered by Section 4, but Clinton’s claim that total voter registration declined in that state from 2012 to 2016 is false; it increased.
Wisconsin? Where’s that?
— Mattphilbin (@Mattphilbin) April 6, 2019
It’s where the DNC is hosting its convention, just to make sure everyone knows where it is (and that it really exists).
You mean Hillary knows we have a state called, "Wisconsin?"
— Cindy (@asheborn57) April 6, 2019
Of course she just made it up since she never stepped foot in the state.
— Dan Goldwasser (@dgoldwas) April 6, 2019
How would it know what went on in a state it never visited?!?!
— CRiggs (@CRiggsfdaleny) April 6, 2019
Only now that she is off the political map does @PolitiFact address any of her falsities.
— The Sphinctotropic Spankuli (@spankuli) April 6, 2019
Better late than never.
— Brandi (@Brandi_in_Phx) April 6, 2019
Wow, hilary lied. Imagine that.
— keithntexas99 (@keithntexas99) April 6, 2019
That must hurt
— Michael Burnett (@mikeyb1233) April 6, 2019
Hillary was, is, and always will be a liar and a hack. Time you guys woke up to this.
— Gay-Lackadaisical-White-Counterpart?? (@d1466595) April 6, 2019
She’s so pathetic
— missP?? (@P345671) April 6, 2019
Does she really believe that the color of skin determines who gets an id from the dmv? Or is it more reasonable to believe she is an opportunistic political liar?
— Hope (@Hoping4agirl) April 6, 2019
When you've lost the "fact checkers" at Politihack, you have nothing left to lose.https://t.co/va3XTzEwPp
— VetsInColombia (@gringo_in_co) April 6, 2019
Now she should go under investigation.
— Persians4Trump! (@Persians4T) April 6, 2019
We hate to keep harping on it, but we’d love to hear from the tech who “accidentally” ran BleachBit on her email server a few times after asking around online how to delete headers from emails that had already been archived, but of course, he took the Fifth. Maybe some bored journalist out there could look the guy up and go for coffee.
What happened? Hillary Clinton continues to threaten democracy and not accept the outcome of an election https://t.co/tnMwKgB2yw
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 3, 2019