Jordan Candler / May 31, 2017

Clinton Adds Voter Suppression to Election Loss Excuses

Meanwhile, a new report shows that the opposite — voter fraud — is of far greater concern.

“I take responsibility for every decision I made, but that’s not why I lost.” So began Hillary Clinton’s latest blame-game festivities. Everyone was culpable except her, including, as usual, James Comey and “1,000 Russian agents,” but also the DNC and “voter suppression.” For good measure, she even pooh-poohed her email scandal. Again.

“My email account was turned into the biggest scandal since Lord knows when,” Clinton complained. “This was the biggest nothing-burger ever.” Remember, her illegal server was designed specifically to conceal her communications and keep them from the public record. That gross deceit is anything but a “nothing-burger.”

Of the DNC, Clinton whined, “I set up my campaign, and we have our own data operation. I get the nomination, so I’m now the nominee of the Democratic party. I inherit nothing from the Democratic party. I mean, it was bankrupt. It was on the verge of insolvency. Its data was mediocre to poor, nonexistent, wrong. I had to inject money into it.” Fine thanks for a DNC that was guilty of actively working for her and against Bernie Sanders.

Then she turned to supposed “voter suppression,” saying, “The AP did a really well-researched piece about voter suppression in Wisconsin, and they literally found people who showed up to vote and were turned away.”

She also recently lamented to New York Magazine, “I would have won had I not been subjected to the unprecedented attacks by Comey and the Russians, aided and abetted by the suppression of the vote, particularly in Wisconsin.” She further warned, “Whoever comes next, this is not going to end. Republicans learned that if you suppress votes you win.”

Thus, despite winning the popular vote, Clinton is peddling a new vast right-wing conspiracy: Republican voter ID laws and the like — or what Democrats refer to as “voter suppression” — in must-win states helped hijack the election, stealing from Clinton a coronation she wrongly assumed was predetermined.

Of course, Clinton’s incorporating voter ID into her distortion-ridden cocktail of excuses is utter hubris. There is a reason identification is not only a requirement in some states but should be a prerequisite everywhere when electing leaders — because voter fraud is real. According to a new Public Interest Legal Foundation report, “Virginia election officials quietly removed 5,556 voters for non-citizenship between 2011 and May 2017; 1,852 of those removed as noncitizens cast ballots.”

This problem isn’t confined to Virginia, either.

National Review’s John Fund writes, “In 2014, three professors from two Virginia universities estimated, based on comprehensive survey data, that 6.4 percent of the nation’s non-citizen population voted illegally in the 2008 election, enough to have changed the outcome in some states. In 2008, more than 1,200 felons illegally cast votes in Minnesota’s ultra-close Senate race, in which Al Franken was ultimately declared the winner by 312 votes.”

Sadly, such clandestine support for voter fraud extends to the Democrat Party’s highest levels. According to PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams, “At the instruction of Governor McAuliffe’s political appointees, local election officials spent countless resources to prevent this information from spilling into the open.” Of course, this is the Democrats’ modus operandi. McAuliffe had a sinister plan to turn Virginia blue by granting voting rights to 200,000 ex-felons — a scheme that ultimately landed him in legal trouble. Therefore, his attempt to hide evidence of voter fraud is simply par for the course.

Not even the mainstream Left buys the “voter suppression hijacked the election” narrative. Yet, ironically, the evidence proving voter fraud is metastasizing. “The [PILF] report,” notes The Washington Times, “should give an early sense for the problems that are likely to be turned up by President Trump’s new voter integrity commission, which has been charged with getting to the bottom of both the scope of illegal voting and barriers to legal voters casting their ballots.” Our guess is that the real scope of illegal voting will prove to be a far bigger issue than any alleged voter suppression Clinton can conceive. At which point she’ll contrive yet another conspiracy.

Indeed, it seems Hillary is content with consoling herself by blaming Comey, the Russians and now voter suppression for her poor campaign and woefully unlikable self.

(Updated.)

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