Python Requests SSLCertVerificationError Solution for Windows

I initially installed my Python version from the Windows Store and it worked fine for almost a year on my Windows 10 computer. Then I started getting this error message when trying to use the requests library on all HTTP requests: requests.exceptions.SSLError: HTTPSConnectionPool(host=’api.example.com’, port=443): Max retries exceeded with url: /oauth/token?grant_type=client_credentials (Caused by SSLError(SSLCertVerificationError(1, ‘[SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] […]