Carville predicts Biden will quickly be declared winner: 'Not going to be close'

Former Clinton strategist James Carville predicted Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenExpanding child tax credit could lift 4 million children out of poverty: analysis Maria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back MORE will be declared the winner of the upcoming U.S. presidential election by 10:30 p.m. ET on election night, with the "Ragin' Cajun" anticipating he'll be opening a bottle of champagne to celebrate Biden's victory on Nov. 3.

“Not only are we going to know election night. We’re going to know at 10:30 Eastern,” Carville told MSNBC's Brian Williams. “This thing is not going to be close. We’re going to know early. I’m not in any panic whatsoever."

"I probably see as much polling as anybody in the country," he continued. "And if anything, it continues to improve [for Biden]. I kind of thought the natural gravity would take it down, but that doesn’t seem to be happening as of yet. And we’ve got three weeks before we go to post. I’m ready to go. I think we’re going to know, and I anticipate opening a bottle of champagne. Brian, maybe I’ll share it with you by distance."


President TrumpDonald TrumpMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back Republicans eye Nashville crack-up to gain House seat MORE currently trails Biden in the RealClearPolitics index of polls by 4.9 points in key battleground states that include North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

In October 2016, Carville predicted that Trump would drop out of the presidential race in an interview with HBO's Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherMaher goes after Manchin: 'Most powerful Republican in the Senate' Maher calls college a 'grift,' compares it to Scientology Bill Maher rips celebrities considering running for office as malignant narcissists MORE while also predicting a landslide victory for Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: The center strikes back Democratic clamor grows for select committee on Jan. 6 attack White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine MORE.

"I think he's going to quit. Really, right now, I'm saying right here," he said at the time.

Carville also predicted in July that Trump would drop out of his race against Biden.

“I think there is a significant chance he doesn’t run,” Carville told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on July 2. “This thing is going so poorly. He’s so far back. It doesn’t make much sense for him to run.”