SEE IT: Bernie Sanders predicted exactly how whirlwind election night would play out for Trump

Peter Sblendorio, New York Daily News
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Bernie Sanders played the role of political prognosticator — with tremendous accuracy — ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

During an appearance last month on “The Tonight Show,” Sanders told host Jimmy Fallon that he was worried President Trump would declare a victory prematurely while votes were still being counted due to the large number of mail-in ballots.

“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 on the Oct. 23 episode.

“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 said polls indicated that mail-in ballots would trend toward Democratic voters, while in-person voters would trend toward Republicans.

He said he was therefore concerned Trump would take an early lead in states such as Wisconsin, Michigan and Wisconsin, and claim a victory while there were still votes to counted.

Sanders also expressed worries that Trump would claim the election was fraudulent if Biden began to take the lead in those states in the days that followed.

“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,' ” Biden said.

On Tuesday, Trump did indeed take early leads in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. But as Biden continued to receive votes while the counting proceeded, the President claimed there was “a major fraud.”

“To me, this is a very sad moment, and we will win this," Trump said during a press conference early Wednesday. “And as far as I’m concerned, we already have.”

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