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Clinton Was Reportedly Inconsolable After Election Loss

| by Kathryn Schroeder

Hillary Clinton was reportedly inconsolable after learning Donald Trump won the presidential election.

Clinton “couldn’t stop crying,” conservative author Ed Klein said a source told him on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show" on Nov. 9.

"About 6:30 [the] morning [of Nov. 9] she called an old friend," he said. "She was crying, inconsolably.”

“Her friend said -- her female friend from way, way, back -- said that it was even hard to understand what she was saying, she was crying so hard,” Klein added.

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Clinton allegedly told her friend who she blamed for her losing the election.

"Eventually, her friend said she could make out that she was blaming James Comey, the director of the FBI, for her loss -- and this I don't understand exactly -- and the president of the United States for not doing enough," Klein said.

The reason for laying blame on Obama, according to the source, was because she felt “that the president could have stopped Comey a long time ago, because that’s what [former President] Bill [Clinton] said.”

In late October, Comey announced that new email evidence in the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server to send confidential material while serving as secretary of state had been uncovered, Politico reported.

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On Nov. 6, he sent a letter to House and Senate committee leaders stating a review of the emails resulted in nothing new, and that the FBI would stand by its July decision to not pursue charges against Clinton.

But Clinton’s campaign thinks Comey damaged her chances of winning the election.

In an email obtained by Politico that was sent to staff members by Navin Nayak, the head of Clinton’s opinion research division, he outlines how Comey’s letters may have cost her the White House.

“We believe that we lost this election in the last week," he wrote. "Comey’s letter in the last 11 days of the election both helped depress our turnout and also drove away some of our critical support among college-educated white voters -- particularly in the suburbs. We also think Comey’s 2nd letter, which was intended to absolve Sec. Clinton, actually helped to bolster Trump’s turnout."

Nayak said that Clinton was headed for a “historic win” until the last week before the election when “everything changed” and Republicans gained momentum.

“Voters who decided in the last week broke for Trump by a larger margin (42-47)," he said. "These numbers were even more exaggerated in the key battleground states."

Trump beat Clinton by securing 290 electoral votes to her 228; 270 are needed to win the presidential election, according to BBC News. But, Clinton won the popular vote, 60,467,601 to 60,072,551 as of Nov. 11.

A petition on Change.org calls on the electors of the Electoral College to not cast their ballots for Trump on Dec. 19, as is customary, and to instead select Clinton based on the popular vote results.

The petition states the electors should do so because “Mr. Trump is unfit to serve. His scapegoating of so many Americans, and his impulsivity, bullying, lying, admitted history of sexual assault, and utter lack of experience make him a danger to the Republic.”

To date, more than 3.4 million people have signed the petition.

Sources: Newsmax TV, Politico (2), BBC News, Change.org / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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