Donald Trump winning the US election and becoming the President elect is one of the craziest things that has ever happened in politics – perhaps even in all of world history – but apparently there’s still a chance that he might not make it into the White House. At least that’s what Michael Moore thinks.
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The US election system is completely weird because the actual votes are cast by an electoral college, who are supposed to vote the way that the people in their states vote. Whilst he doesn’t say it in so many words, it seems clear from the interview below that Moore thinks that because Trump is such an awful candidate, that when the electoral college does meet up to cast their votes later this month, they might not side with the people and may indeed prevent Trump from entering the White House:
He’s not president of the United States yet. He’s not president till noon on January 20th of 2017. … That’s more than six weeks away.
Would you not agree, regardless of which side of the political fence you’re on, this is been the craziest election year?
Nothing anyone has predicted has happened. The opposite has happened.
So is it possible, within the next six weeks, that something else might happen? Something crazy? Something that we’re not expecting?
The electoral college is a stopgap meant to keep a madman who wants to be king from becoming president.
Well, I don’t think there’s any historical precedent for the electoral college not voting in line with their state, but that would certainly be something if they did all turn their backs on Trump wouldn’t it? Moore did predict that Trump would win the Presidency when nobody else did, so maybe he’s more qualified than most to make an off the wall shout like this. Fingers crossed.
For more Michael Moore, check out another bizarre conspiracy theory he’s got about Trump’s presidency. Nuts.