Though it’s been a largely all-GOP production so far, the Franken campaign is apparently now pushing false recount-related anecdotes.
Today, the Frankenites held a press conference to explain their push for information about rejected absentee ballots. The idea is that some were valid, and should be included in the recount. But according to Forum Communications’ Don Davis:
A touching story the Franken campaign told at mid-day Thursday about how a Beltrami County women’s stroke-impaired signature led to her ballot being rejected proved flawed.
“We are still investigating,” Franken spokesman Andy Barr said Thursday night, adding that while the woman’s absentee ballot was rejected it was not because of her shaky signature as he reported a few hours earlier.
To its credit — and it’s not much given this major strategic blunder — the Franken forces admitted their mistake quickly. It’s doubtful any DFL surrogates (including gubernatorial ones) will keep pushing a story after it has been debunked.
But Al’s campaign had the advantage of not sliming local election officials, like Norm’s staff and surrogates have. They’ve now blown that perfect record. Get this campaign a muzzle.