MSNBC’s test ‘misfire’ airs results in Florida race for governor a day early
MSNBC called the race early – by a day.
The cable news channel got ahead of itself Monday evening when it put a graphic onscreen showing the results of the Florida governor’s race – roughly 24 hours before polls in the Sunshine State even closed.
The graphic showed Democrat Andrew Gillum defeating former GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis by 49.4 percent to 48.8 percent with 99 percent of the precincts reporting.
Chris Hayes, the host of “All In,” gave a quick on-air clarification.
“Just want to say, earlier this hour we showed a graphic of the Florida gubernatorial race. May have caught your eye because our system had inadvertently populated some test numbers,” he said. “Obviously, we do not yet have any vote totals here, the night before the election. That was a misfire. Don’t worry. I was pretty confused when I saw it up there, to see it myself.”
Voters headed to the polls on Tuesday for the midterm elections.
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