Bernie Sanders predicted the confusing election results with disturbing accuracy

Bernie Sanders predicted the confusing election results with disturbing accuracy

Last month, Bernie Sanders accurately predicted exactly how the day of the US election was going to go down – and people are absolutely floored.

The 79-year-old Democratic senator told Jimmy Fallon on 23 October:

[Donald Trump] is quite intentionally trying to undermine American democracy [and] trying to suppress the vote.

Things got eerily accurate when Fallon then asked Sanders how the counting of the votes was going to go.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon host asked:

The election is 3 November and we won’t know the results until days later. When do you think we’ll know the results?

Sanders coolly responded:

This is something I worry about. My view is every vote must be counted… you’re going to have a situation – I suspect – in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin [and] other states where they are going to be receiving huge amounts of mail-in ballots. States like Florida or Vermont, they’ll not be able – for bad reasons – to begin processing those ballots until election day or maybe when the polls close. That means you’re gonna have states dealing with perhaps millions of mail-in ballots.

Here is my worry: What polls show and what studies show is that Democrats are more likely to use mail-in ballots [and] Republicans are more likely to walk in to 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 will be Republican. And here is the fear – it could well be that at 10 o’clock on election night, Trump is winning in Michigan, he’s winning in Pennsylvania and he’s winning in Wisconsin. He gets on the television and he says “Thank you Americans for re-electing me” and it’s all over.

Sanders then predicted that mail-in ballots would slowly start to be counted and it would lean towards Biden.

Trump would then use that as justification to argue that mail-in ballots are fraudulent.

Frighteningly, Sanders then impersonated Trump and said:

I told you those mail-in ballots were crooked! We’re not gonna leave office.

And guess what? Early exit polls suggested Trump would narrowly clinch victory so in the early hours of 4 November, he claimed that he had already won the election.

He bizarrely stated:

We were getting ready to win this election and frankly we did win this election… As far as I’m concerned, we already have won it.

He’s also since tweeted about mail-in votes, to which Twitter has flagged as “might be misleading”:

Trump then added:

People have been sharing a snippet of Bernie’s video across social media and reacting in shock to how accurate the predictions were:

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