During an interview on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last week, the U.S. Senator anticipated a number of events including Donald Trump’s announcement that he’d won the election before ballot papers were counted by mail in critical swing states. Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Sanders explained the importance of counting every ballot cast in the 2020 election before the winner is announced.
Mr. Fallon asked: “Although the elections are on November 3, it was said that we will not know the outcome of the elections until days later, when do you think we will know the result?”
“This is something that worries me. My view is that every vote should be counted,” said Mr. Sanders.
“You would have a doubtful situation in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and other states, where you would receive massive amounts of ballot papers in the mail.
“Unlike states like Florida or Vermont, they are unable for bad reasons to start processing these ballot papers until Election Day or maybe even close the polls.
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This means that you will have states handling possibly millions of mail ballots.
“This is my concern,” he continued. “What polls and studies show, Democrats are more likely to use mail ballots.
Republicans are likely to march to the polls on Election Day.
“It is possible that the first votes to be counted will be those who attended Election Day and will be Republicans.
“This is a concern for me and a lot of people, but people should be aware of this possibility.”
Some social media users took to Twitter after the preliminary results of the 2020 elections to praise Mr Sanders’ predictions.
One Twitter user said: “It is good that Bernie Sanders’ predictions were 100% fulfilled on election night, as a final reminder to Americans of what they could have gotten.”
Another wrote on Twitter: “Bernie’s expectations regarding the elections are topical so far.”
Another guy was less like: “While I agree that Bernie was the best candidate, he got a lot of credit for this. Any idiot could have predicted this result.”
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