November 8, 2017

Fox News' Tucker Carlson had a little trouble declaring Democrat Ralph Northam the winner in the Virginia governor election during his broadcast Tuesday evening.

Coming off a commercial break, Tucker announced the Virginia race was "numerically fairly close, but Northam in the lead at this hour "

He continued, "We will bring you the results as we get them minute-by-minute. We've got breaking news here."

[pause]

Tucker flatly said, "Okay, we are now reporting that Ralph Northam has won the Virginia governor's race. Ralph Northam the Democrat beating Ed Gillespie with 58% in, we are projecting -ummm - that he is the winner tonight."

He has no idea what to say anymore.

"We will bring in more detail on that, and if, I don't if we gonna -- "

"Kristin Fisher is live at the Ralph Northam headquarters right now. Kristen, are you there?"

[longer pause]

Now he's got an issue with his producer too.

"We're gonna get Kristin Fisher in just a second --- but --- as we just said, we are now declaring -- or acknowledging the declaration that Ralph Northam is the winner in this race. It looks like by about three points, he said."

It's three points but there were a lot of votes to count still. Earlier in the show, Tucker had claimed that Northam had gone racist to beat Gillespie, but we know that was false.

And hope was springing eternal in FoxNewsLandia, until it wasn't. Before the call:

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