GOP Website Declares Mike Pence Debate Winner...Before Debate Begins

PHOTO: Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Sept. 30, 2016.PlayDarron Cummings/AP Photo
WATCH GOP Website Declares Mike Pence Debate Winner...Before Debate Begins

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The official GOP website made a grand old gaffe ahead of the vice presidential debate Tuesday night -- declaring Republican candidate Mike Pence the winner before the event was scheduled to start.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the GOP announced that Mike Pence was the "clear winner" of the debate, more than an hour ahead of the start time. The GOP went on to list Pence's top moments as discussing the economy and highlighting Hillary Clinton's scandals.

"Mike Pence made the most of his opportunity to debate Hillary's VP pick Tim Kaine," the GOP wrote. The page has since been taken down.

PHOTO: A screen grab made from the Republican National Committee website on Oct. 4, 2016 shows a page that was briefly posted to the site declaring that Mike Pence was the winner of the vice presidential debate.gop.com
A screen grab made from the Republican National Committee website on Oct. 4, 2016 shows a page that was briefly posted to the site declaring that Mike Pence was the winner of the vice presidential debate.

The website announced that the "other clear winner" of the debate was someone who isn't expected to utter a word during the broadcast -- other than through his live-tweets -- Donald Trump.

As Trump's running mate, Pence "perfectly shared Trump's vision to make America great again" during the debate, according to the GOP.

Whether all of the above actually occurs during the debate, which begins at 9 p.m., is yet to be determined.