Seattle Mariners ‘win the internet’ with response to bad autocorrect in Maine Election Night Tweet

A former aide to then-President Barack Obama hailed the passage of Question 2 in Maine on Election Night, a measure that seeks to expand Medicaid coverage in the state.

Gov. Paul LePage has repeatedly vetoed efforts to expand the federal health care coverage program in Maine previously.

Andy Slavitt, former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under Obama, applauded the Election Night results on Twitter… only his device’s autocorrect changed what he’d intended to write as “Mainers.”

This brought out all the Twitter jokesters, of course, but the response that at least one follower said “won the internet” came from the Major League Baseball team, the Seattle Mariners.

Worth noting, the new professional hockey team starting play in Portland next year will also be called the Mariners, attracting some responses about the sizes of minor league hockey rosters, as well.