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

Former Clinton strategist James Carville predicted Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden: Trump 'continues to lie to us' about coronavirus Rally crowd chants 'lock him up' as Trump calls Biden family 'a criminal enterprise' Undecided voters in Arizona wary of Trump, crave stability 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."

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpPolice say man dangling off Trump Tower Chicago demanding to speak with Trump Fauci says he was 'absolutely not' surprised Trump got coronavirus after Rose Garden event Biden: Trump 'continues to lie to us' about coronavirus 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) MaherCarville predicts Biden will quickly be declared winner: 'Not going to be close' Conservative group unveils ad accusing liberals of attacking Barrett's faith Sanders tells Maher 'there will be a number of plans' to remove Trump if he loses MORE while also predicting a landslide victory for Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton Rally crowd chants 'lock him up' as Trump calls Biden family 'a criminal enterprise' Undecided voters in Arizona wary of Trump, crave stability Push to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw 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.”