Almost two weeks ago, Bernie Sanders accurately predicted how election night would go for Donald Trump.
During an Oct. 23 interview on “The Tonight Show,” Sanders told Jimmy Fallon that the president would prematurely declare a victory in the election against Joe Biden — without taking the mail-in votes into consideration.
“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,” Sanders said. “Unlike states like Florida or Vermont, they’re not able, for bad reasons, to begin processing those ballots until, I don’t know, Election Day, or maybe when the polls close.”
Sanders also said Trump would claim that the election was fraudulent if Biden started to take the lead in multiple key states. “At which point, Trump says, ‘See! I told you the whole thing was fraudulent. I told you those mail-in ballots were crooked! We’re not gonna leave office,’” Sanders continued.
On Wednesday (Nov. 4), the president’s campaign filed lawsuits against the states of Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania. They want ballot counting to be halted in all three states. They claim they did not receive “meaningful access to numerous counting locations” in Michigan “to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law.”
He also demanded a recount in Wisconsin, citing “irregularities” in the state’s voting results. “Despite ridiculous public polling used as a voter suppression tactic, Wisconsin has been a razor thin race as we always knew that it would be,” read a statement from Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien. “There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results. The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so.”
Check out Sanders’ full prediction below.