MSNBC was so excited about the prospect of leftwing Democrats winning the 2018 election that they didn’t even wait for the American people to vote first.
On Monday night, MSNBC’s “All In” accidentally published a detailed graphic that declared Democrat Andrew Gillum the winner of the Florida governor race.
MSNBC’s figures gave Gillum 3,343,634 votes, or 49.4% of the electorate–a narrow win over his Republican opponent, Ron DeSantis, whom MSNBC gave 3,297,970 votes, or 48.8%.
“All In” host Chris Hayes waited until later in the show to address the mistake.
“Quick clarification here,” he said. “Just want to say, earlier this hour, uh, we showed a graphic of the Florida gubernatorial race. May have caught your eye because our system had inadvertently populated some test numbers. 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.”