Hillary Clinton suggests two U.S. Supreme Court decisions contributed to her loss in the 2016 presidential race, but an election-law expert says there is no merit to the former Democratic Party nominee’s allegations and believes she is “still operating in fantasy land.”
In a Thursday appearance at Rutgers University, Clinton said the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United to allow more independent expenditures on campaigns and its ruling to amend the Voting Rights Act both worked against her.
“I was the first person to run for president who had to deal with both Citizens United and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act,” said Clinton.
“With Citizens United it was all bets are off, more money than we’ve ever seen and being spent in ways we still to this day don’t know. I mean the NRA spent more money against me than they’ve ever spent against anybody.