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A Google News search on the D.C. Democratic primary just now yielded the surprising news that USA Today had already called the election for Vincent Gray. “D.C. mayor dumped by Democrats,” says a headline from the paper.
Clicking through to the link, though, brings up a generic political page. Which means the early call is most likely the result of a dummy story accidentally getting picked up by Google’s search elves, or whatever magic they use to compile the news hits.
We’ll know soon enough whether USAT was prescient—or whether this is the 2010 version of “Dewey Defeats Truman.”