A couple of days ago, I noted that all three candidates I endorsed in local judicial races were elected — and in every case, the L.A. Times had endorsed the opponent.
Looks like they were so upset about the results, they decided to just flip around the results of one race, to show their preferred candidate as having won — even though she lost:
FOR THE RECORD
Election results: In the June 5 LATExtra section, the election results for Los Angeles County Superior Court judge reversed the totals for Office No. 54. Shannon L. Knight won the seat with 294,598 votes over Debra L. Losnick, with 192,975 votes. Also, for Office No. 107, winner Joan M. Chrostek was misidentified as John.
You can imagine Shannon’s surprise, having awakened to a solid victory according to elections officials, when she read in the Los Angeles Times that she had lost.
If anyone has yesterday’s paper, please save it for me. I want to ask Shannon to pose with the article, a la “Dewey Defeats Truman!”
UPDATE: I’ll settle for a good Photoshop. Here is Shannon’s official campaign photo:
If any of you can drop her face into that Truman photo, and alter the headline, that would be perfect.