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.
"Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to become his running mate for the 2020 election on Aug. 1, two weeks before the Democratic National Convention, after keeping his choice close to the chest for months."https://t.co/5NCJoaLSNM pic.twitter.com/HD3Fq9aM1S
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 28, 2020
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.