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Filmmakerurged backers of Sen. Bernie Sanders to get out and vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, arguing they could help push the former vice president leftward to pass progressive priorities like Medicare-for-all.
Moore said if progressives vote they can make big gains and control the House, Senate and the White House. Biden then will have no choice but to sign liberal legislation that lawmakers hammer out, including Medicare-for-all, free college, raising the minimum wage and "all these things that were part of Bernie's great platform."
"Our pressure will need to be on the United States House of Representatives and the Senate we're going to flip in this election," Moore said Tuesday. "We will have them. We will have the Senate and the House. They will pass the right bills. They will work it out. It may not be 100% of what we all want, but they will pass these bills.
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During Joe Biden's and Donald Trump's Town Halls, neither candidate was asked about recent reports alleging questionable business dealings by Joe's son, Hunter Biden.The Post's articles were based on emails allegedly found on a laptop left at a New Jersey computer repair store in 2019. The store's legally blind owner, John Macissac, said he couldn't identify whether Hunter Biden himself left the laptop. Nevertheless, The Post questioned whether the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had any involvement in any of Hunter Biden's dealings.
"... Just imagine [that a] universal health care bill comes on Joe Biden's desk to sign. Just ask yourself, do you think Joe Biden's gonna sit there, look at a bill that gives every American health care and [say] 'Hell no. ... I'm not signing this.' It's not happening," Moore said.
The Oscar-winning documentarian made the pitch Tuesday night during a virtual rally with Sanders, I-Vt. and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., to get out the vote in Michigan to defeat President Trump on Nov. 3. They were also joined by Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and Detroit Lions player Oday Aboushi.
Democratic socialists andof the more moderate Biden who has tried to distance himself from their priorities like Medicare-for-all and the Green New Deal. Biden made the case that and his more moderate agenda is what Democrats endorsed when he defeated Sanders in the primary.
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But Moore expressed some optimism in liberal agenda items getting passed in a Biden administration, in part, because Biden went leftward in choosing his running-mate with Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.
"I've been with Joe Biden a couple of times. I will say to you, this is an honest and decent person who has actually an enormous amount of humility," Moore said. "Even though Joe Biden does not share our politics -- those of you who voted for Bernie, progressive voters out there -- Joe Biden could have picked any of a number of people [for vice president]. He could have gone to the right or to the left. ... He went to the left. He went to -- as Trump reminds us every day -- he picked the most liberal senator in the United States Senate. That's saying a lot, considering Bernie is in the U.S. Senate. I have to have a lot of trust in this."
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Joe Biden was a winner — as was moderator Kristen Welker.The first debate was a chaotic disaster thanks to Trump’s constant interruptions; the second one didn’t happen because Trump refused to agree to debate virtually while he had Covid-19 (they had dueling town halls instead). This time around, better moderation and the handy use of a mute button allowed both candidates to express their thoughts — leading to a mix of actual substantive policy exchanges and less-than-coherent mudslinging about families and personal finance.
Moore also made an appeal to non-voters -- "the largest political party out there" -- to consider coming to the polls to vote out Trump, whom he called the "criminal-in-chief."
"Just give it a shot, just this once," Moore said.
Moore, a Flint native, said the world is on "pins and needles" for this election and outlined the stakes of winning Michigan, which Trump narrowly won by 10,704 votes in 2016.
"We're all very worried about Michigan and Wisconsin and Pennsylvania," Moore said in urging a big turnout.
Tlaib, who has been canvassing her Detroit-based district to get out the vote, said Democrats need to win decisively.
“This election has to be too big to rig," Tlaib said. "It has to be a huge turnout."
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