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Pence mistakenly thanks ‘Norwood University’ during VP debate

Republican Mike Pence speaks during a debate with Democrat Tim Kaine at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

(JIM LO SCALZO/EPA)

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 9:45 PM

You’re at Longwood University, Mike Pence.

In fact, there’s no such thing as Norwood University like the Indiana governor incorrectly stated in the first and only vice presidential debate Tuesday night.

The erroneous name drop fired up fact-checkers within the the debate’s first five minutes at the rural liberal arts campus in Farmville, Va., a public school that’s home to at least 5,000 students.

“Thank you to Norwood University for their wonderful hospitality and commission on presidential debates,” Pence said during the debate’s opening statements. “It’s deeply wonderful to be here.”

A SEPT. 7, 2016, FILE PHOTO

The governor from Indiana mistakenly thanked “Norwood University” during a debate hosted at Longwood University.

(Steve Helber/AP)

It’s unclear why Pence dubbed it Norwood and if he was referencing a handful of communities with the same name in Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts and Missouri.

The flub inspired a faux Twitter account within minutes.

“Happy to host you tonight, Governor,” tweeted @NorwoodUni.

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