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13K People Text Va. Woman, Not C-SPAN, About Presidential Debate



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    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (R) speaks as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) listens during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. The first of four debates for the 2016 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by NBC's Lester Holt. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

    A Virginia woman says she received more than 13,000 text messages and 600 calls after C-SPAN accidentally plastered her number on TV during the presidential debate. 

    Tripp Diaz, 26, of Stafford began receiving a barrage of texts Monday evening because C-SPAN had just put her number on TV, asking viewers to call and text to comment on the candidates' debate performances. C-SPAN spokesman Howard Mortman says they got it wrong and they've apologized to Diaz. 

    The presidential debate was the most watched in history, with more than 84 million viewers.

    Diaz says she's already made up her mind about who she's voting for, so the comments she got aren't influencing her decision - they're just driving her crazy.

    Luckily, Diaz says, she has unlimited text messaging.