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

Former Clinton strategist James Carville predicted Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenThe West needs a more collaborative approach to Taiwan Abbott's medical advisers were not all consulted before he lifted Texas mask mandate House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act 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 TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee 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) MaherA community of public servants is at our disposal, if only we'd train it Bill Maher for Biden's 'Minister of Truth' Without Trump, late-night 'comedy' becomes even more insufferable MORE while also predicting a landslide victory for Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHere's who Biden is now considering for budget chief Clinton praises Dolly Parton's cold shoulder top from vaccination: 'Shall we make this a trend?' Trump was unhinged and unchanged at CPAC 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.”