Conspiracy theorists, get your tinfoil hats ready. MSNBC posted a graphic showing the vote totals in Florida’s gubernatorial election with “99% in”… the night BEFORE the election. This is undeniable proof the elections are all rigged and winners are predetermined by the Illuminati.
The faux pas caught All In host Chris Hayes off guard. He later explained:
“Quick clarification here. 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.”
The race was labeled a “Close Call” and showed Democrat Andrew Gillum with 3,343,634 votes to Republican Ron DeSantis’ 3,297,970 votes, 49.4% and 48.8% respectively.
Needless to say, conspiracy theorists will be watching this race closely to see how well the numbers match up. The joke will be on them, though, as obviously the Illuminati will change up the numbers and perhaps even flip-flop the winner and loser just to keep us all confused. That’s what they do, right?
It’s the kind of goof that the folks who scream about “fake news” likely will scream about. MSNBC this evening briefly put a graphic onscreen that showed “vote counts” for the Florida gubernatorial race — you know, the one being held tomorrow.
It’s going to be a long day and night in America — and, to a lesser extent, around the world — on Tuesday, so stick with Deadline for coverage of the key national races along with what’s going on here in California.
Conspiracy theories aside, every network will be doing everything they can to make sense of the election as quickly as possible. Fox News is using a different model than the standard exit polls, one that has been gathering data since last week to get ahead of the release of actual vote counts. Other networks are doing similar things, using the accumulation of big data and social media scanners to make calls as quickly as possible.
Wouldn’t it be funny if the numbers turned out to be close to MSNBC’s “test results”? Of course, that would mean that Ron DeSantis loses to Andrew Gillum, and we all know DeSantis is going to win by a decent margin, right? RIGHT?