Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Jumping the gun a bit, aren't they?

via ABC News

(I'm really not going to keep blogging and blogging about the election, I'm just pointing out a bit of the ridiculous.)

Update: Turns out they're doing this with a lot of states. Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York, etc. Hey, networks: "0% of precincts reporting" means zero votes have been counted. Stop predicting the winner until the state has actually been won by someone!

1 Talked Back:

At November 5, 2008 at 9:30:00 PM CST, Blogger Andrew Weaver said...

I agree. This was really bothering me all night. I would be all for making exit polls illegal. Let's announce the winner according to the ACTUAL votes.

Remember, Gore was announced the winner of Florida in 2000 after less than 10% of the precincts had been counted. I think we remember how that turned out. One would think they would learn.


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