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Michael Moore Offers 'Reality Check' on Election

Filmmaker sees similarities to Clinton's 2016 loss
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2020 8:34 AM CDT

(Newser) – Joe Biden's presidential campaign "just announced he'll be visiting a number of states—but not Michigan," Michael Moore posted. "Sound familiar?" Hillary Clinton didn't campaign in the state in 2016 and lost Michigan to Donald Trump. Moore was among the few who saw Trump's election coming, and he's warning Democrats that battleground states could deliver the president a victory in the same way this time, the Guardian reports. "Sorry to have to provide the reality check again," Moore posted on Facebook. He pointed to a CNN poll that shows the candidates virtually tied in four battleground states and Biden's lead down to 4 points in Michigan.

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"Are you mentally prepared to be outsmarted by Trump again?" Moore's post asked. "Do you find comfort in your certainty that there is no way Trump can win?" Polls generally show Biden leading, per CNN. But Axios points out that Trump is in better shape now in some swing states than he was four years ago. Moore sees that, too. "The enthusiasm level for the 60 million in Trump’s base is OFF THE CHARTS! For Joe, not so much," he said. Moore told Biden supporters—or at least Trump opponents—that it's up to them. "Don’t leave it to the Democrats to get rid of Trump," Moore posted, adding, "WE have to wake up every day for the next 67 days and make sure each of us are going to get a hundred people out to vote." (Read more Michael Moore stories.)

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