Although the campaign of the Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden, had scheduled to announce the name of his running mate on Aug. 1, Politico reported it unexpectedly on July 28.

Politico’s announcement was dropped, and its vice president of marketing and communications, Brad Dayspring, offered an apology and a brief explanation of what happened to Fox News.

“Placeholder text was mistakenly published to the site,” Dayspring explained. “Our standard practice is to use ‘lorem ipsum’ as placeholder text. In this instance, that did not happen. We regret the error and any confusion that it caused,” he added.

Politico apparently had inside information and had edited in advance the note announcing the nomination of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), as a candidate for the vice presidency in the Nov. 3 election. 

“Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to become his running mate for the 2020 election on Aug. 1, two weeks before the Democratic National Convention, after keeping his choice close to the chest for months,” Politico wrote about the Democratic nomination, according to the tweet published by Mark Bednar, the spokesman for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

Biden had selected several potential candidates for the position, and in addition to having promised that it would be a woman, recent social upheavals prompted by a review of alleged racist discrimination point to the desirability of it being an African American, as is the case with Harris.

Harris, 55, has been one of the best choices, after abandoning her own candidacy for the presidency she joined Biden’s. However, some of her actions as an opponent of Biden generated “concern about her ambition and loyalty,” among members of the Democratic Party, according to Reuters.

It seems that Politico’s mistake in pre-empting Harris’s announcement as Biden’s running mate would mean another setback for Biden’s campaign, who has been criticized for several issues, including his frequent mistakes and confusions in public performances.

The most recent of these occurred on July 28 when he gave a speech in Wilmington, Delaware, confusing the location where he was located at the time.

“Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to Kingswood Community Center,” Biden began his speech, before freezing for a few seconds. “Actually, that’s the one down where I used to work. That’s a joke. I didn’t know where we were.”

Then he corrected his location again, this time to the “William Hicks Anderson Community Center” while reviewing his notes. He also named the late “Anderson,” whose name he had just forgotten, who had been a friend of his, according to The Washington Free Beacon.