Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.
Fast Forward

WATCH: Who saw Election Day uncertainty coming? Bernie.

Sen. Bernie Sanders predicted the uncertainty that has now enveloped the United States presidential election.

“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,” said the Jewish senator from Vermont, whom Joe Biden defeated in the Democratic primary. “Unlike states like Florida and Vermont they’re not going to be able — for bad reasons — to begin processing those ballots until, I don’t know, Election Day or even when the polls close.”

“And here is the fear,” Sanders explained. “It could well be that at 10:00 on election night, Trump is winning in Michigan, he’s in Pennsylvania, he’s winning in Wisconsin, and he gets on the television and says ‘Thank you Americans for reelecting 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.”

Engage

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.