Over the weekend, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton visited the historic Brown Chapel AME Church to commemorate the Montgomery marches of 1965.
Or at least, that’s what she would have you believe.
In reality Clinton attended the function so that she could speak about the Voting Rights Act, as well as call it her reason for losing the presidential campaign in 2016.
The Montgomery marches resulted in the the Voting Rights Act, which forced federal oversight of nine southern states and numerous smaller jurisdictions that at the time, exhibited discriminatory practices in their voting procedures.
However, in 2013 the Supreme Court deemed the bill to be unnecessary and in Clinton’s words, “they gutted the Voting Rights Act.”
This was enough incentive for Clinton to accuse states like Alabama, Georgia and most prominently Wisconsin of manipulating the system. Causing her to lose the race.
There isn’t evidence to support the claim. State records for Georgia even show that there were more voters in 2016 than in 2012.
Funny how we’re nearing the end of President Trump’s first term and Clinton is still sore about her 2016 loss.