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CBS News affiliate calls 2012 presidential race for Barack Obama weeks ahead of election
Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/2012 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 10/21/2012 10:10:43 PM PDT by Jayster

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.

KPHO’s general manager did not return The Daily Caller’s request for comment by time of publication.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/21/cbs-news-affiliate-calls-2012-presidential-race-for-barack-obama-weeks-ahead-of-election/#ixzz2A09Nopzu


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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.

KPHO’s general manager did not return The Daily Caller’s request for comment by time of publication.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/21/cbs-news-affiliate-calls-2012-presidential-race-for-barack-obama-weeks-ahead-of-election/#ixzz2A09Nopzu

1 posted on 10/21/2012 10:11:01 PM PDT by Jayster
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To: Jayster

There was an earlier thread on the same thing.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2948362/posts


2 posted on 10/21/2012 10:14:09 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Jayster

Every body can have a dream. I would recommend that their programmer put down the crack pipe and try a dose of reality.
Who ever was responsible for this lowlife propaganda (not error) should be fired ASAP.


3 posted on 10/21/2012 10:15:06 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Jayster
ANOTHER website (this time in Ohio) has done the same. Creepy.

Found this on twitter

http://texasdarlin.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/breaking-cincinnati-ohio-tv-station-wcpo-shows-election-night-results-with-obama-win-on-its-website/

4 posted on 10/21/2012 10:18:09 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: Jayster
That's nothin'! I called this election for Romney in 1987.

We'll see who's right. ;-)

5 posted on 10/21/2012 10:20:16 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Jayster

17%, that’s Ross Perotian.


6 posted on 10/21/2012 10:22:47 PM PDT by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: Jayster

So let me get this straight..Obama ONLY gets 43 percent of the vote and still wins LOL..My math skills aren’t the best in the world but let’s see how this works out..Obama gets 43 percent, Romney gets 40 percent and Im supposed to believe that 17 people vote for someone else..COME ON..something doesn’t smell right here


7 posted on 10/21/2012 10:26:40 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Jayster

Something smells....


8 posted on 10/21/2012 10:35:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: UCANSEE2

I thought that a number of years ago this sort of thing was made illegal or something. Or was it exit poles? I don’t know.

I’m really starting to dislike a huge number of people in this country. They are really disappointing. They’re dragging all of us down the tubes with their lawlessness and thievery.


9 posted on 10/21/2012 10:36:58 PM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: EggsAckley
They’re dragging all of us down the tubes with their lawlessness and thievery.

The end of good things comes when there is more evil in men than good. At least that's what I've heard.

10 posted on 10/21/2012 10:47:24 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Jayster

All this just goes to show that the MSM really has abandoned any pretext of impartiality. They are so deeply in the tank, they give Yellow Journalism a bad name.

Mitt is perfectly correct to treat them like the enemy. They are.


11 posted on 10/21/2012 10:52:25 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: UCANSEE2

EVERYONE READ THESE NUMBERS. LET IT SINK IN. IF WE DO NOT DO OUR JOB ON ELECTION DAY THIS COULD BE WHAT WE WILL SEE. I CAN NOT FATHOM THE DAMAGE THAT WILL BE DONE TO THIS GREAT NATION IF THE BOY KING OBAMA GETS REELECTED.


12 posted on 10/21/2012 10:52:40 PM PDT by ping jockey (Candy Crowley IS A DUMBASS)
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To: TigersEye

LOL!


13 posted on 10/21/2012 10:53:02 PM PDT by funfan
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To: 5th MEB

But the libs are so dumb they will now think the chicago thuggee won and will stay home.


14 posted on 10/21/2012 11:09:29 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Jayster

LOSER

15 posted on 10/21/2012 11:09:29 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Eternal Vigilance of Free Republic apparently got 17% of the vote. However, he is claiming that he actually got 98% but was robbed by a Republican conspiracy.


16 posted on 10/21/2012 11:37:58 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Slyfox

Doesn’t he get expelled for two weeks and have to write 5,000 sentences for waving that thing in front of people?

Do we have zero tolerance or don’t we damn it?


17 posted on 10/22/2012 12:01:42 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Fooled folks once didn't you. Revenge is spelled, "VOTE RED". You're going down donkeys...)
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To: 5th MEB

‘Every body can have a dream. I would recommend that their programmer put down the crack pipe and try a dose of reality.
Who ever was responsible for this lowlife propaganda (not error) should be fired ASAP.’

BWAHAAHAH ....MY GOD DANNY’S BAAAAAACK, and they got him.


18 posted on 10/22/2012 12:09:16 AM PDT by jimsin
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To: Sarah Barracuda

‘..COME ON..something doesn’t smell right here’

Has the distinct odor of Libtard shill, here Sarah.


19 posted on 10/22/2012 12:12:28 AM PDT by jimsin
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To: BenLurkin

Likely not, could be, but not likely. I’m a techie at a TV station and this has always been one of my fears - test numbers going on air! We actually did have an un-election related crawl go on air during testing after a software upgrade. I ALWAYS type something that won’t get me fired. This stuff DOES happen, usually innocently.


20 posted on 10/22/2012 12:18:11 AM PDT by tv_techie
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