DC: The media is now blaming dead veterans for Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 presidential election.
If fewer men and women had died in combat, particularly in key swing states, Clinton might be president, The Intercept reported. The theory is a new one in a long list of explanationsoffered for her totally unexpected loss, from Russia to the patriarchy, to FBI Director James Comey’s handling of the email investigation, to her own staff.
The dead veterans theory is based on a study of the relationship between parts of the country that felt the effects of war through the loss of loved ones and pro-Trump votes. Had those loved ones made it home from the war alive, the theory goes, the election might have flipped to Clinton.