Sen. Bernie Sanders' victory in Michigan on Tuesday took just about everyone by surprise. Hillary Clinton had a pretty comfy 20+ point lead in polls, and the majority of pundits expected her to cruise to an easy victory.
While the majority of networks had hesitated to call the race until Wayne County's results came in, Decision Desk issued a call immediately as polls in the state's Upper Peninsula (which is partially on Central time) closed.
We project that Hillary Clinton will defeat Bernie Sanders in Michigan.— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) March 9, 2016
...Which clearly didn't end up panning out for them. Decision Desk, to their credit, issued an apology via Periscope and then had quite a bit of fun mocking their error.
Well, it happens.— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) March 9, 2016
Now, we wait in Michigan, and we move onto Idaho and Hawai'i.
Our inbox just now. pic.twitter.com/5MqhEttGRx— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) March 9, 2016
To its credit, Decision Desk correctly called the rest of the night's races.
Idaho Primary: Ted Cruz.— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) March 9, 2016
(Cue the call of a million "but Michigan")