Did Politico Hit ‘Publish’ Instead of ‘Save Draft’ on Biden’s VP Pick

Earlier today, Politico published a report stating Joe Biden selected Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate.

The post included a quote from Biden which referred to August 1 in past tense.

Politico claimed the page was a “technical error.”

“Editor’s note: Due to a technical error, an earlier version of this graphic mistakenly reported that Biden had made his VP selection,” was written at the bottom of the post. “We regret the mistake.”

You have to wonder if Politico received this news early to have ready, wrote it up, and inadvertently published instead of saving the draft. The “Save” and “Publish” buttons are often near each other in standard CMS programs.

Even if a technical error occurred, it doesn’t mean the information is inaccurate. That’s a detailed post and quote. It also wouldn’t be a surprise.

Outlets and reporters deem Harris as the favorite. Among the options, Harris is seen as the safe pick. Other candidates include Susan Rice, Val Demings, Karen Bass, Tammy Duckworth, Keisha Lance Bottoms, and Elizabeth Warren.

Biden, who’s leading President Donald Trump in the polls, says he’ll make his pick the first week of August.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.


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  1. It’s scary how corrupt the democratic party is. If Kamala is the pick, it’s not because she’s the candidate who can best help the country, but rather, because she best knows how play the democrat game of deception. It’s the soulless-white-liberal-elitists who want to tear down the country who control the party. The rest are caught in their own monstrous game of mob rule, cancel culture, and the all time favorite game of “let’s see who can get the most likes on social media through race baiting”. And the democrats themselves, without doubt, know exactly how slimy they’ve become. A top democrat, Nina Turner, even said in an interview that voting for Biden is like eating half a bowl of sh#*…..You’d expect them to say that about a republican, but now they’ve gotten so slimy they’re admitting it about themselves. (if anyone doubts this, search for Nina Turner bowl of sh#* and see the truth for yourself)….Our country is in serious trouble if the democrats win control of the senate. God help us.

    • Whoa…Abel…Puddin’ Joe said many times that he’s fighting for “the soul of the country”.
      So you don’t believe his bullchit either, huh?
      Let’s hope for a repeat of 2016. At least Puddin’s not asking the news media “So how come I’m not up by 50 points?” like Hillary used to screech.

  2. Hey Bobby,
    You know better than us the cutthroat nature of the news biz.
    If you get a scoop you gotta run with it even if you’re supposed to wait (unless they were guaranteed an exclusive, which ain’t happening for this level of breaking news). It’s like musical chairs and everybody waiting for the music to stop, but always one person who dives for a chair while the music’s still playing lol. It would be awful tough for Puddin’ Joe to say he needs a mulligan after this got out.

  3. “Technical error” What a bunch of BS. The story has quotes from Biden in it. I think there are probably stories like this being written at multiple outlets to be released at the same time when they are given the green light from the Biden campaign. This is like when a recruit goes public with a commitment. Coaching staffs and outlets have known for days if not weeks ahead but keep hushed up not to spoil a kids “moment”.

    • Soy boys make up the “Special Forces” elements within the Democratic party. If Biden was smart, he would pick Nina Turner (even though at this point most of his VP pick options have never had Executive experience, so what the hell). Ms. Turner would invigorate the base and get them to turn out. Most younger black voters do not much care for Biden, so he is between a rock and a hard place. He will go for the safe, corporate pick that the Democratic party mega-donors and the same GOP corporate donors will support, and that is Harris.

  4. In my opinion the Dems are an utter train wreck. Harris certainly wasn’t a progressive prosecutor. She opposed a bill requiring her office to investigate shootings involving officers. And she refused to support statewide standards regulating the use of body-worn cameras by police officers. In today’s world that doesn’t seem like it will sit well with younger black voters.

    Her role she likes to tout as a great success in the mortgage fiasco doesn’t hold up to the most cursory scrutiny. She was horrible.

    I don’t view her addition to the Biden ticket as a plus at all.

  5. Interesting that if this is true the Dems think that a lady who was polling at what 1% behind two old white dudes and a homosexual man is the person who will mobilize the base and get young people out to vote. More pandering. Both parties pander, but this is downright lame. Good luck with this strategy, for it will backfire.

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