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Whitman anticipates victory speech

Early this afternoon, Meg Whitman got a leap on her celebration. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Whitman was checking out the stage at the site of her victory party, and the first few lines of her speech popped up on the teleprompter.

"Thank you so much ... What a great night! This victory is yours! I just received a very gracious phone call from Steve Poizner conceding the race."

This call had not, in fact, happened yet. Poizner's campaign responded, "Meg's words have been disingenuous this entire campaign, why stop now?"

Video of the early teleprompter leak:

Update: Meg ended up delivering those lines, as written, around 9:25.