On Wednesday, Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump will win the presidential election in November.
While on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" at the Republican National Convention, the liberal filmmaker perhaps offered a wake-up call to his left-wing fans who are living in what he described as a “bubble.”
His logic is pretty straightforward, as he compared the Rust Belt states to the middle of England, which voted predominantly for Brexit. Brexit just barely passed with a 51.9 percent vote.
Moore said, "I live in Michigan. Let me tell you, it's going to be the Brexit strategy. The middle of England is Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania. And Mitt Romney lost by 64 electoral votes. The total number of electoral votes in those states in the Rust Belt: 64. All [Trump] has to do is win those four states."
However, as The Hill pointed out, Moore's numbers aren’t exactly accurate. President Barack Obama won with 126 electoral votes, not 64, in 2012.
Meanwhile, with Hillary Clinton and Trump basically neck in neck with popularity (44.0 percent Clinton and 41.3 Trump) at the moment, Trump certainly does have a fighting chance to become the next president since Clinton’s lead is within the marginal error.
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