The GOP decided that Mike Pence was the uncontested winner of the vice presidential debate more than an hour before the vice presidential debate actually started.
Pence is the governor of Indiana and the running mate of Republican nominee Donald Trump. And hes also the center of a major fail on the Republican websites behalf.
Oops! It appears the GOP published their post-debate blog post early; declaring Pence the winner. (The page has been removed.) pic.twitter.com/agXElOLfka
NPR (@NPR) October 4, 2016
The GOP accidentally made their post-debate blog go live well before the vice presidential debate actually started on Tuesday night.
The blog read,
Americans from all across the country tuned in to watch the one and only Vice Presidential debate. During the debate we helped fact check and monitor the conversation in real time @GOP.
But the real kicker was this line:
The consensus was clear after the dust settled, Mike Pence was the clear winner of the debate.
So thats it, folks! No need to tune in! Mike Pence was the clear winner! Even though he hasnt even gotten to the stage yet!
The post went on to say that there was another clear winner from tonights debate, the one and only Donald Trump.
So clearly the GOP believes you dont even have to actually be on the debate stage to win.