Michigan News Channel 3 Posts Results to Primary Election — That’s Not For Another Week

The Michigan Republican primary is not for another week— on August 2nd!! Oops.


News Channel 3 addresses election data error

In advance of Michigan’s Tuesday, Aug. 2 primary election, News Channel 3 was conducting a test of its election systems last week. In doing so, the station inadvertently published mock results on WWMT.com. The numbers used were randomly generated and did not reflect actual results.

“Despite this regrettable human error, we remain committed to accuracy, transparency, and fairness in our reporting,” said News Channel 3 News Director, Matt Johnson.

There has been no counting of ballots. Once ballots are counted, WWMT will post actual results on WWMT.com Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Johnson added, “News Channel 3 takes its civic duty to inform the public seriously and apologizes for the confusion our error has caused.”