Hillary Clinton claimed 40,000 to 80,000 people were turned away from the polls because of their skin in Wisconsin during the 2016 presidential election.
That's a pretty bold claim! But is it true?
The Washington Post fact checker gave her “four Pinocchios” because she's “wrong on multiple levels.”
On Sunday Hillary said, "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."
Hillary even blamed the Supreme Court.
But the left-leaning Washington Post says she's just flat out wrong:
In 2013, the Supreme Court in a 5-to-4 decision struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act…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.
Wow! Even the Washington Post isn't buying her BS.
Noting Wisconsin did enact a voter ID laws prior to the 2016 election, the Post stated the surveys Clinton referred to did not say they were turned away from the polls, but rather they were “deterred, meaning ‘they lack qualifying ID or mention ID as a reason for not voting. Voter ID could be a nominal reason or the primary reason for not voting.'”
One of the studies also mentioned “the estimates cannot be extrapolated to the state of Wisconsin as a whole” because only people from two counties were surveyed.
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