Hillary Clinton said Tuesday at George Washington University that voter suppression of women and minorities has caused a “crisis of democracy” in the U.S. that helped cost her the presidency in 2016 and could do the same for the eventual Democrat candidate in 2020.
“Racists and white supremacist views are lifted up in the media and the White House,” Clinton claimed. “Hard fought for civil rights are stripped back. Rule of law is being undermined, our norms and institutions … are under assault, and that includes the single most important fight of our times…the fight to protect the right to vote.”
Nearly three years after Clinton lost the Electoral College vote in 2016, she appears to still be searching for people and circumstances to blame for her loss. Even though strategists faulted Clinton for not visiting Wisconsin to campaign in 2016, she claimed that 200,000 voters were turned away in the state on election day.
Clinton equated voter ID initiatives with “poll taxes” and claimed that they contributed to voting problems and suppression.
Clinton also blamed “fake news” and cyber threats as factors in her loss.
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