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How the Boston Globe called the Brown-Coakley race
« on: January 20, 2010, 01:02:12 PM »
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  • This is incredible...

    http://thephoenix.com/BLOGS/talkingpolitics/archive/2010/01/19/boston-globe-calls-election-for-martha-coakley.aspx


    Boston Globe calls election for Martha Coakley?
    Published Jan 19 2010, 12:29 PM by Carly Carioli
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    Boston.com briefly put up this map of the final results of today's election -- some 8 hours before polls closed!

    As you can see, over 2 million people voted, with Coakley eking out a 50-49 victory.

    The map was fully interactive, so you could roll over and get town-by-town results -- above we show Coakley taking Cohasset 56-43.

    They took the map down shortly after I pointed it out on Twitter. But not before we Phoenix troublemakers got the screen shots!

    Now, if the final numbers end up matching these, the Republicans may really have reason to question the integrity of the process...

    UPDATE: From Bob Powers of the Globe, the official explanation of what we saw:

        "[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."


     

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