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Thanks to a special viewerâ€¦.this was brought to my attention. LOOK CLOSELY!!
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 â€śThe Peopleâ€™s Court.â€ť
The CBS News graphic showed Obama winning the election with 43 percent of the vote nationwide to Romneyâ€™s 40 percent -â€“ or 40,237,966 votes to 38,116,216. It is unclear who garnered the other 17 percent in the fictional election results.
KPHOâ€™s general manager did not return The Daily Callerâ€™s request for comment by time of publication.
UPDATE 12:10 p.m.:
Michele Wallace of KPHO told TheDC that this was the result of a mistake made with a test graphic:
â€śOn Friday October 19th during a test of KPHO- CBS 5â€™s election returns software we inadvertently aired a test graphic for about 15 seconds in an episode of Peoples Court,â€ť Wallace said. â€śThe mistake was caught quickly and taken off the screen. With the election about 2 weeks away, the TV station routinely tests its equipment to ensure our viewers have the very latestâ€™s results on election night. We regret the error and apologize to any viewer who was confused by the mistake.â€ť
EDITOR:COME ON PEOPLE! Can you say FAKE ELECTION? Can you say FACADE!
When have you ever seen a â€śTESTâ€ť screen for elections?
Note: the last SIX numbers equal 33!
The time this was aired was at 3:30pm!
It was aired in PHOENIX!!
Common Symbology for Freemasons are PHOENIX-33