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The Top 24 1/2 Reasons Hillary Clinton Lost the Election, as Told by Hillary Clinton.

We keep track, so you don’t have to:

1)  Russia

2)  Jim Comey

3)  Misogyny

4)  Fake News

5)  WikiLeaks

6)  Scott Walker

7)  Wisconsin

8)  Voter Suppression

9)  The DNC

10)  The widespread perception that she would win

11)  Supporters who didn’t vote

12)  The Media

13)  Mikey, the Life Cereal kid

14)  Facebook

15)  Citizens United

16)  Plagues of Locusts

17)  Anthony Weiner

18)  The New York Times

19)  Bill’s dog ate her election

20)  Bernie Sanders

21)  Her campaign staff

22)  Racism

23)  Critics who fear her

24)  Weaponized information

24 1/2)  None of the following:

a)  Email servers

b)  Failing to campaign in Wisconsin

c)  Paid Wall Street Speeches

d) “Basket of Deplorables”

e)  Hillary Clinton

Shannen W. Coffin is a contributing editor to National Review. He practices appellate law in Washington, D.C.

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