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Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) insisted Sunday that he thinks Democrats will win Florida and Pennsylvania on Tuesday, leading to a Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE presidency.
"My instinct is that we're going to hold on here in Pennsylvania, not win as big a victory as everyone thought we would a couple weeks ago," he told radio host John Catsimatidis. "But we'll win by about 3 or 4 points."
"And I think we're going to win Florida. And if we win Pennsylvania and we win Florida, that's it. It's over," he said.
The former Democratic National Committee chairman said Pennsylvania will be a closer race than he originally thought, citing the "unfairness of what the FBI did."
Rendell referenced the letter FBI Director James Comey sent to lawmakers last week, announcing the review of new emails linked to its investigation into the Democratic presidential nominee's use of a private email server while secretary of State.
Rendell said Comey should have approached the letter differently if he was worried his subordinates would leak information about the investigation prior to Election Day.
"He should have said, 'We have no idea what's in these emails; we haven't reviewed them; we haven't looked at them yet, so no inference should be drawn from this. They could be duplicates of what we already have. They could be on a subject matter totally different from the investigation,' " Rendell said.
He also weighed in on the Pennsylvania Senate race between Sen. Pat Toomey (R) and Democratic challenger Katie McGinty. Rendell said that while he considers McGinty to be "a very good candidate," her success depends on Clinton's margins in the Keystone State.
"If Hillary Clinton wins the state by 3 or 2, it's going to be a real toss-up. And if she wins by any closer than 2, I think Katie McGinty is in trouble," he said.