Boston Globe Erroneously Posts Coakley Victory

Posted: Jan 19, 2010 4:29 PM
Their map of Boston said Coakley won with 50 percent of the vote, to Brown's 49 percent. Independent Joseph L. Kennedy, got 1 percent.

Bob Powers, vice president of communications for the Globe, said it was the AP's fault.

AP was testing an election data feed to its Massachusetts clients. During corresponding tests at our end, the feed of AP’s hypothetical test data was inadvertently posted for a few minutes on a single subsection page within our site. As soon as the error was discovered, it was removed. We regret the mishap.

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