DISTURBING: CBS AFFILIATE ACCIDENTALLY RUNS KHYRON DATED NOV 6 DECLARING OBAMA WINNER OF 2012 ELECTION 43/40, WITH 40,237,966 VOTES TO 38,116,216 VOTES
The 2012 presidential election is still more than two weeks away, but on Friday a CBS News affiliate in Arizona called the race for President Barack Obama.For 17 seconds, Phoenix, Arizona CBS News affiliate KPHO ran a lower third graphic that showed that Obama had won the Nov. 6 election over Gov. Mitt Romney with 99% of the precincts reporting.
The lower third graphic appeared around 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, during an episode of “The People’s Court.”The CBS News graphic showed Obama winning the election with 43 percent of the vote nationwide to Romney’s 40 percent or 40,237,966 votes to 38,116,216. It is unclear who garnered the other 17 percent in the fictional election results.
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