Viewers of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon have realised that Bernie Sanders predicted the results of the US presidential election a week ago on the show.
A winner has yet to be declared in the presidential election, with neither President Donald Trump nor Joe Biden near the 270 electoral college votes needed to win.
However, Trump has already claimed victory in a number of key swing states whose counts have yet to be called, and claimed that the election is a ‘fraud’ which he will be taking to the Supreme Court.
Trump’s speech has shocked many – but it turns out Senator Bernie Sanders predicted the outcome back on October 24.
In a clip from Jimmy Fallon last week, Sanders suggested that Trump would dismiss ‘crooked ballots’ due to the delay in mail-in ballots being counted across the States.
Fallon asked: ‘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?’
The politician, who was previously in the running to be the nominee for the Democratic ticket, said: ‘Jimmy, you raise an important point, and I hope the American people understand it, because this is something I worry about. My view is every vote must be counted.
‘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. 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.’
Sanders continued: ‘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.”
‘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.’
Trump is currently ahead in the counted votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, but as of 9am, these states have not been declared.
It is expected Pennsylvania could take days to count all its votes due to mail-in ballots, something which was predicted before the day of the election.
Over the past day, US celebrities have been vocal on social media, whether on the side of Biden or Trump, and urged their fans to cast their ballots.
Meanwhile, Kanye West has conceded the election, after achieving over 50,000 votes from 12 ballots, but has already set his sights on his 2024 campaign.
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