The Uptake: Press Catches MN GOP Using Debunked Ballots In Trunk Story

Minnesota State Republican Senator Warren Limmer says Minnesota needs a photo ID voting law. As evidence, Limmer referred to a story from the 2008 election that has been debunked by politicians of both parties as well as the press.

Senator Limmer claimed that two days after the very close 2008 US Senate election between Al Franken and Norm Coleman that a box of ballots was found in someone’s trunk. The story has been repeated by other Minnesota Republican politicians, including former Governor Tim Pawlenty. But now after numerous stories showing the story was false, even Pawlenty admits the story isn’t true.

The press called Limmer on that during the news conference. Limmer did not say if he knew the story was false before he repeated it.

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