OK, Norm Coleman lawyer Fritz Knaak didn’t say that in the wake of today’s state Canvass Board request to counties.
However, Knaak did say this Nov. 26, according to community newspaper publisher ECM:
Coleman for Senate attorney Fritz Knaak after [that day’s Canvass] board meeting suggested the number of wrongly rejected ballots would be tiny — maybe a dozen, he said. “It’s really a miniscule number,” said Knaak.
… As for wrongly rejected absentee ballots, they should be counted, Knaak opined.
So maybe Knaak was off a bit in his rejection estimate; the actual number as of today is 638, with 1,587 projected when all counties have done their sorting. But both campaigns are officially on the record supporting the inclusion of improperly uncounted absentee votes.