Joe Biden has maintained a steady lead in the polls as the US election nears its conclusion next Tuesday. Various surveys have put the Democrat candidate roughly ten points ahead throughout the race as President Donald Trump‘s seat in the White House looks increasingly vulnerable. The former Vice President under Barack Obama has also built up leads in the majority of key swing states. However, while Mr Biden has a stronger lead than Hillary Clinton did in 2016, Mr Trump will be hoping to repeat his comeback.
The Democrats could be on their way to victory, but not without internal divisions.
In fact, filmmaker and activist Michael Moore claimed that left-wing congresswomen, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is the real leader of the party due to her rapidly growing profile in Washington.
Mr Moore made the claim back in February, as the party began selecting who would challenge President Trump.
He said: “She is the leader. Everybody knows it. Everybody feels it. She is the leader of this mass movement.”
The filmmaker added that Ms Ocasio Cortez would be an ideal candidate for President, and that it is a shame she couldn’t run in 2020 as in the US you have to be 35 years old to run.
Mr Moore added: “It’s too bad you have to be 35 to be president.
“We put that in the constitution, the Founding Fathers, because people died at 38 or 40 back then. We need to lower that.”
He also hit out at centrist or “moderate” figures, arguing Ms Ocasio-Cortez’ left-wing politics is more likely to galvanise voters.
“Do you believe in equal rights for women? Do you believe we should have an Equal Rights Amendment? There’s no middle ground. There’s no time for moderation.”
Ms Ocasio-Cortez is already the youngest woman elected into Congress – and she might also be the youngest person to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2024.
Mr Biden may rule for only one term if he is elected President this time round, opening the door for a replacement in 2024.