Michael Moore Implores Biden to Eliminate Electoral College, Avoid Shifting to "Cowardly Center"

Michael Moore and Joe Biden
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Michael Moore (left) and Joe Biden

"We are all eager to join with you to repair the damage done to our country — and to eliminate that about our society and our politics which gave us Donald Trump in the first place," writes the Oscar winner.

Michael Moore penned a lengthy open letter to projected President-elect Joe Biden in which he thanked him for being a good man, but also called on him to make significant changes.

Among his requests in the letter, the Oscar-winning documentarian asked Biden to not shift from the progressive Left toward the "cowardly center," in an effort to appease the largest amount of lawmakers.

"They [politicians who might try and convince him to shift] think because Trump got 70 million votes the Democrats should reject Black Lives Matter, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and anything that vaguely sounds like socialism — at a time when the majority of our citizens under the age of 35, according to most polls, prefer the idea of democratic socialism over the greed of modern-day capitalism," Moore wrote. "Why risk losing them? We need to listen to and understand why they feel this way. They’ve been saddled with crushing student debt and we’ve handed them a planet in the middle of its 6th extinction event as their future. You and Barack introduced them to the benefits of democratic socialism by letting them stay on their parents' health insurance until they’re 26! The result: They just set a record by coming out and voting for you in the largest youth numbers ever."

Moore also asked Biden to eliminate the Electoral College in favor of the "National Popular Vote Act," with the outcome of future presidential elections decided solely by the popular vote. Biden was projected 46th president last Saturday. Despite being well ahead of Trump in the popular vote by millions, Biden's Electoral College win was razor-thin in multiple states, a couple still too close to call. Biden currently has 290 votes to Trump's 217.

"A grateful nation — and myself — are in a state of joy, hope and relief. Thank you for that!" Moore penned. "We are all eager to join with you to repair the damage done to our country — and to eliminate that about our society and our politics which gave us Donald Trump in the first place."

Said Moore, "I was so moved by your victory speech Saturday night when you told the immigrants and the children of immigrants that the Dreamers no longer had to live in fear. That Muslims were once again welcomed into our country. That the world could breathe a sigh of relief because we were going to let the planet Earth itself breathe and have some relief. And you told the teachers of America that starting January 20th, 'one of your own will be living in the White House.' That just felt instantly good."