Monday, November 5, 2012

US Presidential Election: NBC Revealed "Result" One Day Early

In the meantime in the US, one day before the presidential election, NBC inadvertently released the screen of the "result" of the presidential election. As Politico's Dylan Byers notes, a test page for Tuesday's election results has gone public on NBC.

NBC's "result":

  • Popular vote Romney 55%, Obama 43%, with 16% in;

  • Electoral College Obama 280, Romney 257, with 270 needed to win

From Politico (11/5/2012):

Don't worry, Obama fans. The screen has since been corrected, and CNBC's Jim Cramer (of Mad Money fame) is predicting 98-440 (electoral college) landslide victory for Obama.


Anonymous said...

That is so blatant! There is no room for error is there? Why is the story written before the news is in? Maybe to some, the pretenses of choice is plenty of illusion, and thus satisfactory. Wow.

Anonymous said...

Fuck the American election its a scam, the voting machines are rigged and Israel runs the show in USA, just focus on Fukushima exskf and fuck america..

Anonymous said...

I get better results everytime I go to the toilet.

Anonymous said...

What a load of fucking bollocks , why are idiots still buying the idea of democracy in America , its a joke, facism has arrived already thru the backdoor...more war more bullshit fuck the americans

Anonymous said...

It's because they want to believe they are in control. "Voting" helps maintain that illusion. Each person seriously believes that they significantly contribute to the result.

It's also because it's a hugely popular event. Everyone talks about it, everywhere. You literally can't avoid hearing about it. Like the SuperBowl, or the Olympics. Or [your country] Idol, or Big Brother, or MasterChef.

You can really see how much of a farce elections are when you realize how similar they are to all of the above.

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