[media id=6798] Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty told Fox's Chris Wallace that there was no truth to the rumor that ballots were found in the trunk of
November 17, 2008

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty told Fox's Chris Wallace that there was no truth to the rumor that ballots were found in the trunk of an election officials car. The Minnesota Governor said that he knew of no 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," Said Pawlenty.

Earlier this week, Pawlenty told Fox's Megyn Kelly that he found suspicion in the story of the found ballots. Pawlenty said, "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."

Coleman's lawyer Fritz Knack had originally pushed the story of the found ballots. David Brauer of the Minnesota Post debunked the idea of ballot tampering. Nevertheless, pundits and reporters have continued to cite the story.

Sen. Coleman currently has a slim lead over Franken and a recount is expected.

John Amato:

The right wingers and the RNC are trying to push the meme that Democrats are trying to steal the election, They are watering the seeds that they have planted to try and turn public opinion against Franken. You can expect all kinds of stunts by Coleman's team.

Franken should know what to expect since he covered so much of the shenanigan's that went on in Florida, back in 2000. There's no reason why they should get "played" by Coleman or the RNC

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