MSNBC correspondent Katy Tur, who wrote a book about her time on the campaign trail to criticize President Trump and gain fame, had an interesting suggestion for how Democrats can win the 2020 election. Her solution? Democrats should move to swing states so that they can manipulate the electoral college system.
Specifically, the party should “recruit people from California to move to Michigan and Wisconsin." This would, in her opinion, boost the Democratic base in areas that generally vote Republican.
“Why wouldn’t the Democratic Party not just recruit people from California to move to Michigan and to Wisconsin, and that seems like just a simplistic answer,” said Tur on “Meet The Press Daily.”
Nick Confessore, a New York Times political correspondent, agreed with Tur. He pointed out that Democrats have the numbers, but they don't live in the correct states. He seems to ignore the fact that people usually live in communities, and they usually don't move for political reasons.
“Democrats have more voters, but they’re in the wrong places,” he said.
Both of these Democratic commentators seem ignorant that what they're suggesting actually happened leading up to the American Civil War, and it wasn't pretty. After the Kansas-Nebraska Act overturned the Missouri Compromise and opened up the territories to legalized slavery, slave owners and abolitionists flowed into the Kansas territory.
Each party deliberately shipped settlers to the states so that they could shape the future of the territory. Both Democrats and Abolitionists moved there to vote on whether there would be legalized slavery, but that's not the only thing that happened.
The ensuing conflict is referred to as Bleeding Kansas. Even before the Civil War started, people in Kansas slaughtered each other. The most famous example of this being abolitionist John Brown, who orchestrated the murder of five proslavery settlers.
"During the Civil War, Kansas suffered the highest rate of fatal casualties of any Union state, largely because of its great internal divisions over the issue of slavery," adds History.com.
How would you react if Democrats started moving to your state just to game the electoral college? Let us know in the comments. In other political news, a Democrat former president just criticized President Trump's foreign policy.