December 22, 2016 10:49 am
Updated: December 22, 2016 10:55 am

Bill O’Reilly says ‘white establishment’ risks losing power if electoral college abolished

WATCH ABOVE: Bill O'Reilly argues that ending electoral college would take power away from the 'white establishment'

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The movement to get rid of the electoral college in the United States has a hidden agenda, according to Fox News host Bill O’Reilly: stripping the “white establishment” of power.

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In a scripted segment titled Abolishing the Electoral College, O’Reilly goes over his talking points with accompanying graphics that mirror his script.

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If the electoral college were abolished, he argued, candidates could win the presidency by winning favour in large cities where “minorities are substantial.”

“They know that neutralizing the largely rural areas in the Midwest and South will assure liberal politicians get power and keep it,” said O’Reilly.

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The recent movement to get rid of the electoral college, in place since 1787, was prompted by Hillary Clinton‘s presidential loss despite having a popular vote lead over Donald Trump, he said.

Clinton won more than 2.8 million votes over Trump.

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O’Reilly said liberals push the agenda that a system of oppression created by white men must be done away with.

“So-called white privilege — bad. Diversity — good,” O’Reilly said, mockingly.

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He went on to suggest Democrats are claiming that dwindling support for their policies among white men is due to racism.

“So that’s what’s really going on when you hear about the electoral college and how unfair it allegedly is.

“Summing up — the left wants power taken away from the white establishment and they want a profound change in the way America is run. Taking power away from the white precincts is the quickest way to do that,” he said in conclusion.

His comments prompted vitriol, and mockery, online:

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