In the latest blame game she is playing, Clinton claimed, during an interview with Vox on Tuesday, she lost a point or two among white women due to husbands and boyfriends telling their wives and girlfriends she would end up in jail.
Clinton finally realized, after she based much of her campaign on the idea, gender isn’t “the motivating factor that race was for President Obama.”
She then goes on to say that white women tend to base their politics on the understanding of their own security.
“Now, I believe, absent Comey, I might have picked up 1 or 2 points among white women,” Clinton claimed. She then cited her polling results in the Philadelphia suburbs before the Comey letter and compared them to her results in the election. “It stopped my momentum. And it hurt me, particularly among women. And I have so much anecdotal evidence for this. And now, researchers are starting to pull some of this together.”
“You know, all of a sudden, the husband turns to the wife, ‘Pshh, I told you she’s going to be in jail. You don’t want to waste your vote.’ You know, the boyfriend turns to the girlfriend and says, ‘She’s going to get locked up. Don’t you hear? She’s going to get locked up,'” she continues. “I mean, all of a sudden, it becomes a very fraught, kind of conflictual experience. And so, instead of saying, ‘I’m taking a chance. I’m going to vote,’ it didn’t work.”
Watch the interview with Vox below.
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