You know it’s bad when even Politifact is giving you a “pants on fire” rating for your latest round of demagoguery.

What’s worse is that Hillary is still out repeating claims that have been thoroughly debunked by WaPo and Politifact fact checkers.

Alex Griswold from the Washington Free Beacon has the story:

“I was the first person who ran for president without the protection of the Voting Rights Act,” she said in a March speech, referring to the 2013 Supreme Court decision Shelby County v. Holder, which struck down a part of the Voting Rights Act that subjected certain states to extra federal scrutiny. “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.”

PolitiFact gave Clinton a “Pants on Fire” for that claim and the Washington Post fact-checker gave her “Four Pinocchios,” both the worst possible rating. The fact-checks noted that Wisconsin wasn’t even covered by the portion of the Voting Rights Act the Court struck down, that the 40,000 figure was reached by misapplying data from only one county, and there was no basis for the 80,000 figure at all.

Clinton combined the two false claims Tuesday. “Experts estimate that anywhere from 27,000 to 200,000 Wisconsin citizen voters, predominantly in Milwaukee, were turned away from the polls,” she said in a speech at George Washington University. “That’s a lot of potential voters.”

“Hillary Clinton just can’t quit Wisconsin,” PolitiFact snarked in response. “Or, more specifically, can’t quit blaming its voting system for her 2016 electoral defeat.” The fact-checker rehashed all the reasons it had laid out before, saying “Clinton’s numbers still aren’t anywhere close to accurate.”

Politifact’s official ruling:

Clinton said between 27,000 and 200,000 Wisconsinites were “turned away” from the polls in 2016 due to lack of proper identification.

But studies examining voter ID here say nothing of the sort.

They looked broadly at how voter turnout changed — which includes the far larger number who simply stayed away. Experts say there is no reliable number for how many were physically turned away, but the existing work leaves no doubt it’s far short of the range cited by Clinton.

This is the third time we have rated claims from Clinton on the Wisconsin turnout. She’s no closer on this one than the last one.

We rate this claim Pants on Fire.

Really, this:


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