Pawlenty: No evidence of wrongdoing in MN election
Allegations of fraudulent election practices are patently false, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty told Fox's Chris Wallace on Sunday.
Pawlenty said that there was no truth to the rumor that ballots were found in the trunk of an election official's car and said he doesn't know of any suspicious activity in the tight race between Sen. Norm Coleman and Al Franken.
"As of this moment we know of no actual evidence of wrongdoing or fraud in the process," Pawlenty said.
Earlier this week, Pawlenty told Fox's Megyn Kelly he thought the story of the found ballots sounded suspicious.
"There has not been a good explanation for that, Kelly. That's a very good question, but they've been included in the count pile which is concerning," Pawlenty said.
Sen. Coleman currently has a slim lead of 206 votes over Franken and a recount is expected.
Coleman's lawyer Fritz Knack first ran the story of the found ballots.
David Brauer of the Minnesota Post debunked the idea of ballot tampering, but pundits and reporters have continued to cite the story.
This video is from Fox's Fox News Sunday, broadcast Nov. 16, 2008.
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