Outside factors you say? Beyond her control? Oh my!
I must be missing something. Whether it’s the FBI or Russia or any other entity involved in getting information to the American public, it seems what’s most important is the truth of the information released. Were their actually damaging e-mails? Did Clinton set up a private server with the potential of damaging America, could the Russians have hacked that? Oh right, none of that seems to matter.
From Rasmussen Reports:
Trump defeated Hillary Clinton 306 to 232 in electoral votes, but she led 48% to 46% in the final popular vote. So the new numbers suggest that attitudes haven’t changed much since Election Day.
While Trump continues to put his Cabinet together and to lay out his agenda for his first days in office, Democrats appear to be operating in a parallel universe. Still searching for a reason for Hillary Clinton’s surprise defeat and hoping to change the Electoral College’s minds, 63% of Democrats – and 39% of all voters – say she lost because of outside factors beyond her control.
Among those who think Clinton’s loss was due to outside factors, 40% name FBI Director James Comey’s announcement that the agency was reopening its investigation into Clinton’s handling of classified information while she was secretary of State as the biggest factor, while 21% say Russian interference in the U.S. election was the most likely reason for Clinton’s defeat.
While many Democrats questioned Comey’s timing, 60% of all voters agreed with the FBI’s decision to go public about its reopening of the Clinton investigation a week-and-a-half before the election. Comey then announced right before the election that the FBI was again closing the investigation and was sticking to its original conclusion that no criminal charges against Clinton were warranted.
And talk about the timing of negative information; what has happened to the twelve women accusing Trump of groping and harassment, does that no longer matter? Was all that an outside factor beyond any candidates control?😝