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Fortunately, the agency admitted the gaffe within hours and corrected it, and the counting continued without drama.New York's Mayoral Race Shows that Ranked Choice Voting Works—Even With Snafus|Kevin Kosar and Elayne Allen|July 10, 2021|Time
In January, four of China’s biggest online tutoring platforms made an embarrassing gaffe.China’s online tutoring crackdown punishes parents trapped in a merciless system|Nicole Jao|July 8, 2021|Quartz
Instead, he wrote his own or simply spoke from the cuff, often leading to notable gaffes.The epic, unlikely love story between Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip|Michael Rosenwald|April 9, 2021|Washington Post
The Ravens had to move only 16 yards after the gaffe by Steelers punt returner Ray-Ray McCloud.Steelers stay unbeaten, hold off Ravens in rare Wednesday NFL game|Mark Maske|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
Locals familiar with the scenery immediately called out the visual gaffe, which highlighted a preference on the part of Daines, Rosendale, and their fellow Republicans for appearance over substance on public-lands issues.Want to Win in Montana? It's the Environment, Stupid.|Elliott D. Woods|October 28, 2020|Outside Online
At this point, probably the only thing that can really flip the dynamic of a particular race is a major gaffe.
However, Ernst may have finally committed her own devastating gaffe this week.
Did her handlers fear what for the gaffe-prone Republican might say?
Christopher Dickey joins CNN International to discuss Biden's Erdogan gaffe and how it will affect Turkey's role in fighting ISIS.Biden's Misstep Has Implications For Turkish Policy|Christopher Dickey|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The moment seems to be a familiar breed of Internet gaffe when a eager but inept social media staffer makes a blunder.RNC Chair Tweets Picture Of Maryland's Democratic Governor|Ben Jacobs|May 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She has been so charming to me that if I make a gaffe she must forgive me.Sylvia & Michael|Compton Mackenzie
Her recent commands with respect to turbulent Venice were the subject of criticism among the circle outside the Piazza Gaffe.Vittoria, Complete|George Meredith
It was an odd correspondence, in which I made my customary gaffe.The High Heart|Basil King
Think what his position would have been if any member of his Embassy had made a "gaffe."Letters of a Diplomat's Wife|Mary King Waddington