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Why Did the CNN Debate Countdown Clock Mysteriously Add 30 Minutes After Hitting Zero?

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"That is not how that's supposed to work."

After counting down to Tuesday night's undercard debate for a full seven days, CNN left many viewers angry and perplexed by adding an additional 30 minutes to the timer.

It was not clear exactly why the countdown clock was refilled with extra time and a CNN spokesperson did not provide a comment to TheBlaze. The cable news network had previously said coverage of the debate would begin at 6:00 p.m. ET.

As tends to happen when journalists and politics watchers are forced to wait, the countdown clock's mysterious time change dominated social media in the minutes leading up to the main event.

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