Hillary Clinton: I Lost Wisconsin After Voters Were Turned Away at the Polls ‘Because of the Color of Their Skin’
In her speech to mark the anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, AL, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said because the Supreme Court “gutted” the Voting Rights Act, she lost the state of Wisconsin in the 2016 presidential election due to people being turned away because of their skin color.
Clinton said there are people in the country who are determined to undermine voting rights.
“They are motivated every single day to try to pull back rights, to try to suppress rights, to try to prevent people from fulfilling their own God-given potential. They did go to work and they found a receptive Supreme Court who came up with the most absurd decision. This is, in many ways, the most absurd,” she said. “The Congress is supposed to legislate based on evidence and facts, and we did. The Supreme Court says, ‘You don’t need that anymore. We don’t need that voting rights stuff. You don’t need to hold states and municipalities accountable. We are beyond all that now.’ What nonsense. Absolute, absurd nonsense.”
“I was the first person who ran for president without the protection of the Voting Rights Act and I will tell you it made it makes a really big difference and it doesn’t makes a difference in Alabama and Georgia, it made a difference in Wisconsin, where the best studies that have been done said somewhere between 40,000 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 continued.
In the electoral college for the 2016 presidential election, Trump won Wisconsin with 1,409,467 votes, according to Politico, with Clinton receiving 1,382,210 votes.
Notably, Clinton did not personally campaign in Wisconsin.
Watch above, via CSPAN.
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