Viewers who took part in Tuesday’s episode of “Bachelor” in Detroit were shocked to see the results, which are wrongly displayed on the screen for next week’s presidential election.
As the drama unfolded between Clare and Joseph on the reality show, viewers turned to social media to note that WXYZ-TV seemed to be accidentally publishing the results of the 2020 election during a broadcast on the left side of the screen. The display showed that President Donald Trump had defeated his opponent Joe Biden in the state. He also showed predictions for several other local competitions, although election day was a week later.
WXYZ-TV told Fox news in a statement that the results were generated at random as part of a test of the system they will use on the actual election day, which was mistakenly broadcast during the “bachelor party”
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“Last night, during The Bachelorette, WXYZ inadvertently aired the election results schedule as part of our testing of the systems we will use during election night coverage,” the network said in a statement. “The results shown – the presidential race, the Senate race and a number of congressional contests, to name just a few, were part of a test, NOT actual results. In Michigan, there are no ballots before election day.”
The statement continued: “The results shown were generated at random by the system we use for testing. We apologize for the error and any confusion it caused. We take this issue very seriously and have taken steps to ensure that it does not repeated. “
Viewers were confused to see the network say that with 100% of the votes cast, Trump won 50% over Biden – numbers that could not be real with a majority of votes have not even been cast, let alone be counted.
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According to a recent Fox News poll, Biden is actually ahead in Michigan.
The misrepresentation also showed Republican nominee John James beating U.S. Democratic Sen. Gary Peters 50-46 percent, Democratic Democrat Elisa Slotkin as the best GP candidate Paul Junge 52-46 percent and many more. announced the publication.
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Some turned to social media to note that the mistake was serious, with some calling for an investigation into whether the station was hacked or not, and one user arguing that early display of results was tantamount to suppressing voters in a critical state. swing.