Trump-hating filmmaker Michael Moore has a dire warning for Trump-haters.
As things stand now, notwithstanding his low approval ratings, President Trump will likely be re-elected in 2020.
That’s because the states Trump managed to flip in 2016, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, aren’t likely to turn. And even though the popular vote margin may be even greater for the Democratic candidate in 2020 than the 3 million edge that went to Hillary Clinton, the electoral college will still “re-appoint” President Trump.
“I should say re-appointed, because we will have an even larger population that will vote against him in 2020,” Moore told Fast Company magazine. “But he will win those electoral states as it stands now.”
His solution? Get rid of the electoral college altogether by supporting the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an agreement where, if enough states sign on, their electoral votes would go to whoever wins the popular vote, regardless of whether or not the candidate actually wins that state.
“That’ll be an easier way to get this done,” said Moore. “People should not despair, thinking, well, the Republicans have all this power and all that. Think of the suffragettes. They were trying to get the vote for women. They got [the 19th Amendment ratified] in 35 states to give women the right to vote. Think of that uphill battle.”
That doesn’t mean Moore doesn’t want to get more votes for Democrats.
“Here’s the good news: We don’t have to convince a single Trump voter to vote differently because we already have the majority,” continued Moore. “Eight million Obama voters voted for Trump. We just need to convince a few of them–hold out our hand and bring them back. Can we do that? I think we can do that. You know, there were seven-and-a-half million that voted Green or Libertarian. I think we can convince a few of them to come back. We don’t need to convince a whole lot here.”
The self-hating Moore also can’t wait for the day when white people become a minority, because it will be a “better country.”
“Nearly 70% of the country is either female, people of color, or young adults between 18 and 35, or a combination of the three,” added Moore. “The angry white guy is dying out, and the Census Bureau has already told us that by 2050, white people are going to be the minority, and I’m not sad to say I can’t wait for that day to happen. I hope I live long enough to see it because it will be a better country.”
Maybe this is politically incorrect to ask, but Moore’s statement does beg the question – if all the non-white immigrants who are pouring into Europe and the United States are coming from “better countries,” why are they leaving in the first place?
But not so fast! Democrats shouldn’t assume victory even if the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is approved. Interestingly, Townhall’s Matt Vespa lists several reasons why the agreement might actually be good for conservatives.
There are some appealing things to this: the freedom to run a campaign that is truly at the heart of the party platform … and the reduction in bad policies crafted to win over key counties in a handful of battleground states. The deluge of new Republican-leaning voters leaving the bunkers in deep Blue America, knowing their vote will count just as much as a battleground state voter could have a significant impact. It’s not a constitutional amendment. All of these are very interesting things, but overhauling a centuries-old institution requires more debate. There should be a long, vibrant debate and it should be held nationally.
One of Vespa’s points is that, demographically, Florida is likely to be gone from an electoral college standpoint as soon as 2020. Virginia is already gone, and some analysts think Texas is within a decade of turning blue. By making Democrats compete everywhere, even in the red areas of California and New York, Republicans might surprise a LOT of people.
One way or the other, it’s certainly a debate that’s worth having.
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