GOP declares Mike Pence “clear winner” of VP debate…before it started

Republican vice-presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence, right, and Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine debate during the vice-presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (Andrew Gombert/Pool via AP)
Republican vice-presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence, right, and Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine debate during the vice-presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (Andrew Gombert/Pool via AP)

FARMVILLE, Va. (WIAT) — Tuesday evening, the GOP published an article declaring Republican VP nominee Mike Pence the “clear winner” of the debate, hours before he took the stage.

The website GOP.com said, “Americans from all across the country tuned in to watch the one and only Vice Presidental debate. During the debate, we helped fact check and monitor the coversation in realtime @GOP. The consensus was clear after the dust settled, Mike Pence was the clear winner of the debate.”

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The only problem, of course, is that the dust had not even fallen. The debate was not broadcast live until 8 PM ct.

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