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The former Brexit Party leader explained he has been “amused” listening to commentators who believe Joe Biden might win the US election next week, claiming it is a “replay from 2016”. But Nigel Farage noted that if mail-in voting was abused, Americans would be in “real trouble”. Speaking to Jonathan Saxty on Brexit Watch, Mr Farage said: “I’ve watched with amusement at commentators in this country saying, ‘it’s a slam dunk, Biden’s won, Trump’s got no chance’.
“It’s all a replay of what we saw back in 2016.
“I say 100 percent of those that go out to vote on November 3, Donald Trump will win a majority in the electoral college.
“I say that 100 percent.
“What I don’t know is the extent to which this early mail-in voting is being used and potentially abused.
“If we finished with a situation where 10 days after Trump has won the election and it turns out Biden’s won the election then America is going to be in very real trouble.
“One of the things we tried to do in the Brexit Party was wake people up to the scale of abuse to postal voting in our country.
“That is the dark cloud that hangs over the US election and I just don’t know the numbers involved at this stage, no one does.”
With just a week to go until the November 3 election, the two candidates will criss-cross the country on Tuesday in an intense day of campaigning that will also see former President Barack Obama back on the stump.
Trailing Mr Biden in national opinion polls, Mr Trump will hold rallies in three states key to his reelection hopes – Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska – while Mr Biden journeys to Georgia and Mr Obama campaigns on Mr Biden’s behalf in critical Florida.
The 2020 US presidential campaign has been unlike any other as a raging coronavirus pandemic that has so far killed more than 225,000 Americans pushes record early voting.
More than 64 million votes have been cast so far, approaching half the total 2016 vote, according to the US Elections Project at the University of Florida.
The huge volume of mail ballots could take days or weeks to tally, experts have said.
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Mail voting is nothing new for the United States – about one in four ballots were cast that way in 2016 – but is surging amid the pandemic.
Mr Trump, who has repeatedly and without evidence claimed that mailed ballots are likely to be subject to fraud, on Monday said on Twitter: “Must have final total on November 3rd.”
Twitter flagged the tweet with a disclaimer describing the post’s content as “disputed” and potentially misleading.
Mr Biden’s foray into Georgia, long a Republican stronghold, is a sign of the campaign’s optimism heading into the final week.
Polls show the race there to be tight, and win by Mr Biden in Georgia would likely be a severe blow to Mr Trump’s chances. The state hasn’t supported a Democrat in a presidential election since 1992.
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