Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:14 PM
By: Theodore Bunker

Republican Rep. Chris Collins thinks GOP nominee Donald Trump can still win thanks to "undercover" voters, in a situation he compares to the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union.

"We've seen the race tighten the last couple of days, and that's interesting since the Clinton campaign and some of the liberal media effectively called the race over just two or three days ago," the New York congressman told CNN's Chris Cuomo Thursday.

"And I do still think the undercover voters, much like Brexit, will turn this election in Donald Trump's way, but it is going to be close.

"My confidence is that he gets to 269 and this race gets tossed under to the House of Representatives where he does win," Collins added.

"It comes down to Ohio, North Carolina, Florida are a must. They take him to 253 if we look at the Romney states and add back the two that Romney lost in Ohio and Florida," he continued, referring to previous Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

"Then he needs 16 — Nevada, Iowa, New Hampshire are 16 electoral college. It takes him to 269. He's tied in Nevada, winning in Iowa and he's down three or four in New Hampshire."

Collins was the first congressman to endorse Trump, doing so in February of 2016, according to CNN.

"The country is going to be divided at the end of this election regardless. It's going to be that close," he said. "It's going to be up to the next president to actually unite the country again. Donald Trump talks in a language that will unite the country."