In the latest level of her blame game, defeated 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is reportedly using a fake study to explain her loss in Wisconsin. NTK Network read her new book What Happened and made the amusing discovery.
“In Wisconsin, where I lost by just 22,748 votes, a study from Priorities USA estimated that the new voter ID law helped reduce turnout by 200,000 votes, primarily from low-income and minority areas,” she writes.
That is an interesting theory – one that PolitiFact rated “mostly false” back in May when Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) made the same assumption.
A report she cites from a Democratic candidate-supporting group says a decline in voter turnout between the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections in Wisconsin was entirely due to the state’s new photo identification requirement for voting.
But experts say that while photo ID requirements reduces turnout to some extent, they question the methodology of the report and say there is no way to put a number on how many people in Wisconsin didn’t vote because of the ID requirement.
We rate Baldwin’s statement Mostly False.
In addition to fake studies, Clinton has also blamed Russia, FBI Director James Comey, the “bankrupt” DNC, misogyny and sexism for her sound defeat at the hands of the unpopular Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Maybe she should try blaming herself – a novel idea that comes right from the mouths of Democratic leaders.
In her recent interview with CBS anchor Jane Pauley, Clinton toyed with the idea of accountability, admitting her use of a private email server was a mistake. That was before she noted how the press presented it "in such a negative way."