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Bernie Sanders predicted what happened on election night a week ago on ‘Jimmy Fallon’


Nov. 4 2020, Updated 9:01 a.m. ET

The election results have led to some nail-biting moments over the last few years. As of this article's writing, the Associated Press has called all but a handful of battleground states. Former Vice President Joe Biden is predicted to have won 238 electoral college votes, while President Donald Trump is trailing with 213. All eyes are on Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Georgia as the states attempt to process millions of absentee ballots.

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Because of a delay in absentee ballots being counted, many of these states initially appeared to have voted for President Donald Trump. President Donald Trump even claimed victory. However, in the last few hours, Biden has gained an edge in Wisconsin and Michigan as absentee ballots, which are believed to be overwhelmingly Democrat, are counted.

This led gamblers from betting overwhelmingly on Biden, to giving President Donald Trump a 85.71% chance of victory, to again backing Biden.

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However, these gamblers may have benefitted from watching Senator Bernie Sander's segment on The Tonight Show last week. The interview has gone viral because Sanders seemingly predicted what we've all been witnessing since the polls closed.

“Although the election is November 3rd, and it’s been said that we won’t know the results until days later, when do you think we’ll know the results?” Fallon asked Sanders.

Sanders went on to explain: “For reasons which I don’t have the time to get into tonight, you’re going to have a situation, I suspect, in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, other states, where they are going to be receiving huge amounts of mail-in ballots.”

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“And unlike states like Florida or Vermont, they’re not able for bad reasons to begin processing those ballots until Election Day or maybe when the polls close. That means you’re going to have states dealing with perhaps millions of mail-in ballots."

“Here is my worry. What polls show, and what studies have shown, is that, for whatever reason, Democrats are more likely to use mail-in ballots. Republicans are more likely to walk into polling booths on Election Day. It is likely that the first votes that will be counted will be those people who came in on Election Day, which will be Republican.”

“And here is the fear – and I hope everybody hears it – it could well be, you know, I don’t know what’s going to happen, nobody does. But it could well be that, at 10 o’clock on election night, Trump is winning in Michigan, he’s winning in Pennsylvania, he’s winning in Wisconsin, and he gets on the television and he says ‘Thank you Americans for re-electing me. It’s all over, have a good day.’"

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“But then the next day, and the day following, all of those mail-in ballots start getting counted, and it turns out that Biden has won those states. And Trump says, ‘See? I told you the whole thing was fraudulent. I told you those mail-in ballots were crooked. And we’re not going to leave office.’ So that is a worry that I and a lot of people have.”

You can watch the full interview below.


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