Diane Sawyer Drunk During Election Night Coverage? VIDEO

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Twitter exploded last night with claims that ABC News co-anchor Diane Sawyer appeared to be drunk while reporting election results for the network.

The veteran journalist slurred her words at times and leaned on her arms in exaggerated poses that led many to tweet, "a bit tipsy," "hammered," "on pain killers, muscle relaxers, benzos or some combination?"

One tweeter quipped, "Bad night for Romney.  Worse night for Diane Sawyer?"  Another joked, "Four more beers! Four more beers! @drunkdianesawyer"

We recall similar claims during the 2008 presidential inauguration coverage with GMA co-host Robin Roberts as they reported after staying up all night covering the various Washington D.C. gala balls.

Check out a video containing clips from Sawyer's ABC 2012 Election broadcast coverage:

Photo:  Twitter-Diane Sawyer