Michael Moore: Trump on track for reelection

Liberal activist and filmmaker Michael Moore believes President Trump is on track to win reelection in 2020 despite his low approval poll ratings.

Moore encouraged Democrats to back a movement to award Electoral College votes to the national popular vote winner, saying it was the best way to keep Trump from getting reelected.

“I should say reappointed, because we will have an even larger population that will vote against him in 2020,” Moore said in an interview with Fast Company magazine published Monday. “But he will win those electoral states as it stands now.”

Trump lost the popular votes by more than 3 millions voters, but won in the Electoral College by a comfortable 306-232 margin. The real estate mogul won in states seen as Clinton’s blue wall, ones that have gone Democratic in several recent elections, including Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

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Moore, who was one of few prominent voices who predicted Trump would win in 2016, urged Democrats to accept an agreement adopted by 10 states and Washington, D.C., that awards each of their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote, called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

The agreement as it stands, however, only represents 165 electoral votes of the 270 needed for victory. But Moore thinks it’s the best way to get a Democratic nominee elected.

“That’ll be an easier way to get this done,” Moore said. “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.”

A sitting incumbent president has not lost since President George H.W. Bush in 1992, who was defeated by Democratic challenger Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson Clinton2020 Democratic Party platform endorses Trump's NASA moon program Davis: My recommendation for vice president on Biden ticket Pelosi: Trump trying 'to suppress the vote' with attacks on mail-in ballots MORE despite the Arkansas governor only capturing 43 percent of the popular vote. Third-party candidate Ross Perot won nearly 19 percent of the popular vote that year, though he took no states.