OUTRAGE: Boston Globe Calls The Election For Coakley Hours Ahead Of Time, OOPS!

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

My friend Eric at Funhouseus catches the Boston Globe reporting results in Massachusetts before they’re counted.

It’s all a big mistake.

[Associated Press] was testing an election data feed to its Massachusetts clients. During corresponding tests at our end, the feed of AP’s hypothetical test data was inadvertently posted for a few minutes on a single subsection page within ur site. As soon as the error was discovered, it was removed. We regret the mishap.”

Scott Brown V. Martha Coakley: It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Come on people! This election is by no means in the bag. In fact, it’s so far out of the bag, that I’m feeling a wee bit queasy about what I’m seeing on Twitter already.

This is a special election in an overwhelmingly Democrat state.

People there actually liked Ted Kennedy–you know, the guy never charged of negligent homicide. Him.

So, my point is that the bar for elected officials in that state is not particularly high. Need more proof? Two words: John and Kerry.

Forgive me for being the Debbie Downer today, but I don’t want one potential Brown voter to think this election is a done deal, because it’s not. Not at all.

One little piece of optimism from me, since I’ve been such a miserable cuss about this election: If Coakley eeks out a victory, it will still give the Dems a heart attack. This is Massachusetts, not Texas. The voters are not happy with the elitist attitude from anyone Democrat or Republican.