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Conservative Icon George Will Says He’ll Vote For Joe Biden In 2020 Election

The longtime conservative commentator also issued a "risky but fun" prediction about what will happen on election night.

George Will plans to break the habit of a lifetime for the 2020 election.

The longtime conservative commentator said Monday he’ll cast his vote for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in order to help defeat President Donald Trump at the ballot box.

It will likely be the first time that he has ever voted for a Democrat, Will told USA Today’s Susan Page during a conversation for The Aspen Institute.

“I’m a big believer in parties, in party strength and party tickets. Not this year,” said Will, who quit the GOP in June 2016 in protest of Trump’s then-imminent nomination as the Republican presidential candidate.

Will, a vocal and frequent critic of Trump and his administration, also predicted a “decisive victory” for Biden. He anticipated that proceedings would be wrapped up by 11 p.m. EST on election night, with Biden winning several swing states.

“I think that’s important because the president has already announced he might not accept the outcome. ... Therefore, it’s wise to have a tsunami of popular votes,” said Will, calling his forecast “risky but fun.”

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