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Fox News Calls Ohio For Obama, Then Takes It Back (VIDEO)

12/05/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Fox News called Ohio for Barack Obama with just 3% of precincts reporting — only to walk that projection back moments later.

"We're calling it for Obama, Ohio for Obama," Brit Hume said, showing a huge margin for Obama with those few precincts in.

Moments later, Hume joked about the erroneous call as a producer presumably corrected him in his ear.

"I apologize folks, I am told we are not calling Ohio," Hume said. "The checkmark was misplaced — maybe it was the one that was supposed to go to Wisconsin that ended up in Ohio," he said while laughing. "You know, we've got a lot of maps and stuff to fool around with tonight, so every now and then someone puts a check in the wrong place and look what happens."

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