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GOP story declares Gov. Pence winner of VP debate hours before it starts

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Republican National Committee seems to have accidentally published a story that declared Gov. Mike Pence the winner of Tuesday’s vice presidential debate before it actually started.

“During the debate we helped fact check and monitor the conversation in real time @GOP. The consensus was clear after the dust settled, Mike Pence was the clear winner of the debate,” read the story titled “Who won the presidential debate.”

It was quickly taken down, but not before Twitter got a chance to react.

In the post, the RNC claimed Pence’s top moments in the debate were when he spoke about the economy and highlighted Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s scandals, according to The Hill.

It said Pence “made the most of his opportunity” to debate Sen. Tim Kaine, Clinton’s running mate.

The RNC even praised Pence’s running mate, saying “The other clear winner from tonight’s debate was Donald Trump.”