The official GOP website already knows who won Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate: Republican candidate Mike Pence.
Just before the start of the debate, the website inadvertently posted a series of articles declaring Pence winner over Democratic candidate Tim Kaine.
“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,” read the post, which has since been deleted. “The consensus was clear after the dust settled, Mike Pence was the clear winner of the debate.” A screenshot of the deleted story, titled “Who Won the Vice Presidential Debate,” can be seen above; an archived version of the story remains online via web.archive.org.
In addition to that post, three other stories were published and remain online, including “10 Things Voters are Saying About the Debate,” “5 Questions Tim Kaine was NOT Asked,” and “It’s Clear Who Lost the VP Debate, Hillary Clinton.”
“Tim Kaine was unable to answer for his running-mate’s record of failure, corruption and secrecy at tonight’s debate,” read that final post. “The American people have spoken and it’s clear who tonight’s biggest loser is, Hillary Clinton.”
The VP debate begins at 9 p.m. ET.