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Michael Moore predicts a Trump victory in 2020 — but liberals have preventative tactics in mind

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Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore predicted a Trump victory in 2020 but believes there's a way to combat that outcome.(Mike Pont/Getty Images for DKC/O&M)

During an interview with Fast Company magazine posted Monday, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore predicted that President Donald Trump will win re-election in 2020.

“I should say re-appointed, because we will have an even larger population that will vote against him in 2020,” Moore said. “But he will win those electoral states as it stands now.”

Moore pointed to Hillary Clinton's loss in 2016, saying she won 3 million more votes than Trump but lost because of the Electoral College.

A change in campaign tactics

In order to eliminate the Electoral College, Congress would have to pass a Constitutional amendment, something liberals know is highly unlikely. Instead, they have elected to push the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an agreement among states and the District of Columbia to award their electoral votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote.

“That’ll be an easier way to get this done. People should not despair, thinking, well, the Republicans have all this power and all that." Moore told Fast Company. "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.”

According to National Popular Vote, a 501(c)4 dedicated to advancing this cause, the following states and the District of Columbia have signed onto the compact: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

The compact needs enough states to sign onto the agreement so the cumulative elector total equals 270. Currently, the states' cumulative total is 165. Although the compact is a sidestep to the Electoral College, it is legal because each state determines how its electors are distributed.

The Democratic focus

According to Moore, Democrats need to convince fellow Democrats who voted for Trump to "come back" to their side of the aisle.

"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,” Moore told Fast Company. "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.”

How are the Democrats going to get their voters back? By telling them just "how dangerous it is to have him [Trump] as president of the United States," Moore said. They're also going to focus on the one group that tends to swing their way: the youth.

“Here’s another positive thing to look at: Every year, 3 million 18-year-olds become adults and [potential] voters, and we raised those kids,” Moore said. “We’ve raised a generation of kids who don’t hate people on the basis of race, or they don’t hate somebody because they’re in love with somebody of the same gender.”

(H/T: The Washington Times)

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