Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said efforts to abolish the Electoral College system are “all about race.”
O’Reilly said on his show “The O’Reilly Factor” Tuesday night there is a “hidden reason” for liberals seeking to change the system.
“If the Electoral College were abolished, presidential candidates could simply campaign in the nation’s largest cities, New York, L.A., Chicago, Houston,” he said. “And rack up enough votes to pretty much win any election.”
O’Reilly claimed Democrats wanted to campaign only in cities where “the minority vote usually goes heavily to the Democrats,” effectively “neutralizing the largely white rural areas in the Midwest and the South.”
“Very few commentators will tell you that the heart of liberalism in America is based on race,” O’Reilly said. “It permeates almost every issue — that white men have set up a system of oppression and that system must be destroyed.”
O’Reilly said that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, and to some extent nominee Hillary Clinton, peddled the idea that “so-called white privilege bad, diversity good.”
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