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CBS Affiliate in Seattle posts results of WA Gov Race 2 weeks early
KIRO Channel 7

Posted on 10/25/2012 10:50:24 PM PDT by RainMan

I DVR'd Vegas on 10/23 and was watching it tonight. Ten minutes before the show ended, a graphic popped up on the screen saying

Jay Inslee D 627,164 55% Rob McKenna R 513,134 45%

Very similar to the thing that happened in Phoenix 4 days ago, but this time for the governor of WA. I have it recorded but do not know how to transfer it to my computer.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: inslee; kiro; mckenna

1 posted on 10/25/2012 10:50:31 PM PDT by RainMan
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To: RainMan

If you have a video camera with RCA inputs (like a VCR) you can hook it to the DVR’s outputs and record, then transfer to computer.

Or you can merely point your camera your TV and take video and/or a picture.


2 posted on 10/25/2012 10:54:34 PM PDT by Der_Hirnfänger
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To: RainMan

How odd that they have exact #s and %s. Save this post and see what happens election night.


3 posted on 10/25/2012 10:54:59 PM PDT by boop (I weary of the chase. Wait for me. I shall be merciful and quick. ...)
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To: RainMan

Do you have a digital camera? You can click photos or freeze frame if you have DVR and take pics!!


4 posted on 10/25/2012 11:02:57 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: RainMan

BFLR


5 posted on 10/25/2012 11:04:05 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Combine this with the new exit polling methodology -- are the networks going to collude to provide false election results? /tinfoil hat>

Cheers!

6 posted on 10/25/2012 11:18:04 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: RainMan

that race is a virtual tie....this is sooo coincidental that now TWO rats are posted as having won their races.....no, nothing suspicious here...


7 posted on 10/25/2012 11:24:40 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

As I posted on a similar thread, I’m a TV techie who actually does this testing, and a mistake like this is my greatest fear! I was monitoring test numbers being fed by AP earlier this week, recalling national and local results screens.

The scariest part, I was at a West Coast station remotely testing two stations in a Mid West state! I wouldn’t of had a clue if someone there had it on air.

So much of television tech support today is done remotely across regions or even the entire county from one or two locations.

Could it be intentional, yeah, but pretty unlikely! I wasn’t even providing the test numbers, just making sure our interface was putting all the data in the right places.

Case in point, on one test screen, the “winning” check mark was next to the losing candidate. We’ll obviously have to get the fixed this week.

I wouldn’t be too concerned about this, nor surprised if there are more cases that come to light in the next week.


8 posted on 10/25/2012 11:33:40 PM PDT by tv_techie
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To: RainMan

bump


9 posted on 10/25/2012 11:35:20 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Dumb or Dumber? Biden or Obama?)
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To: tv_techie
I don't like it. I know of at least three incidents (two this year, one from a previous year) and in 100% of the cases, the "test data" showed a Democrat winning by a few percentage points. That's a bad thing -- how can MSM claim to be unbiased if they NEVER consider the possibility that Republicans might be more popular than Democrats?

Also, if I were "testing" data, I think having the Greens beat the Libertarians would be a completely viable test. Or how about the Libertarians get 85% of the vote, and the Greens get 15% of the vote? Wouldn't that serve as test data? And if it gets out of the box and becomes visible to the public, wouldn't it be VERY obvious to everyone that this is totally bogus information, clearly intended to test the equipment? Completely harmless.

But if MSM consitently shows "test data" where Democrats come out just a few percentage points ahead of Republicans, then I really start to think that it isn't "test data" -- it's final results being pre-positioned before the voting has begun.

This is all BS.

10 posted on 10/26/2012 3:17:03 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: RainMan

time travel at CERN?

The future is theirs!

All your moneys are belong to me.


11 posted on 10/26/2012 4:01:40 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: RainMan

They were putting together their graphics for election night and someone hit the wrong cue. It happens all of the time in local TV.


12 posted on 10/26/2012 4:26:13 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Absolutely this. The AP graphics testing has been going on nationaly all week. It was a mis punch and you can bet your butt a TD or GFX person was chewed out hc of it


13 posted on 10/26/2012 5:13:22 AM PDT by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: RainMan
Did they post the presidential numbers?
14 posted on 10/26/2012 5:16:32 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: RainMan

Ok, I’ve seen these stories over the years and other than it maybe being an issue with some dork tech making their preference known in the display, these are obviously nothing but tests for their election night graphics.

Far too many people here are paranoid. Like the Democrats are going to blow their supposed plans to steal elections by flashing the “results” on TV at some random time. What the hell would be the point of that?


15 posted on 10/26/2012 5:19:17 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik
Maybe about the same as a Romney vote defaulting to Obama on the electronic voting machines in NC early voting?
16 posted on 10/26/2012 6:43:54 AM PDT by cjmae (Sanity was not equally distributed)
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To: RainMan

Well, that’s interesting. We just got our ballots a couple of days ago.


17 posted on 10/26/2012 11:41:54 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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