Obama Wins! CBS Affiliate Reports 2012 Election Results Weeks Early
While the 2012 presidential election is still more than two weeks away, last Friday a CBS News affiliate in Arizona displayed a graphic with a Nationwide vote count indicating that President Barack Obama was the winner.
For 17 seconds at around 3:25 pm on October 19, Phoenix, Arizona CBS News affiliate KPHO ran a graphic showing President Obama had won the Nov. 6 election over Governor Mitt Romney with 99% of the precincts reporting. The graphic appeared 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.