Hillary Clinton interviewed with Vox about her book What Happened. In each interview Hillary comes up with more and more reasons, besides herself, that she lost the election. In the interview, she claimed that women want to vote for her, but they have these mean boyfriends who are convinced that Hillary is a criminal.
Because of course, all women would vote for her because she’s a woman and their boyfriends don’t want a woman President. She went on to explain that Comey’s investigation allowed many of these boyfriends to convince their girlfriends that she is a criminal despite being a woman.
“Now, I believe, absent Comey, I might have picked up 1 or 2 points among white women,” she said. “[The investigation] 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,” she said.
“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,’” said Hillary.
“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,” said Hillary. Check out the interview below.