'October Surprise!' - CBS Affiliate Calls 2012 Presidential Race For Barack Obama...

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    Weeks in advance.


    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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    Read more: CBS News affiliate calls 2012 presidential race for Barack Obama weeks ahead of election | The Daily Caller
     
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    I have NO doubt that Ron Paul got that fictional 17%, if it makes you feel better?
     
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    Hmmm, voter fraud. :lol:
     
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    Pretty weird for sure. Must have just been running a test or something.
     
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    Pretty bizarre. Did they have that graphic all ready to go for Election Day? Hmm? :confused:
     
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    That was a mistake by the powers that be. Please, peons, act as if you have not seen such information before its due time. We, the great and most intelligent ones, will be greatful and genorous if you abide. We also will be most vindictive and unmerciful if you do not abide.

    We have warned you. Now, make your choice, peons!
     
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    CBS, Running scared....
     
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    Or contemplating fraud. What is going to happen if those same results show up on their screen in November? We'll be watching.
     
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    Test election returns inadvertently aired - CBS 5 - KPHO

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    I doubt that will happen now. They'll have to shuffle the numbers around a bit before the Election.
     

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