Since we're rounding up the
) of voter fraud taking place yesterday, it's worth also noting what the top election officials in Ohio and Minnesota told us on Tuesday night.
Ohio secretary of state Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat, said in a statement released toTPMmuckraker
the night of the election: "We have received no reports of election irregularities in Ohio today - and we have been on the lookout for any hint of illegal voting or voter suppression."
And her counterpart in Minnesota, Mark Ritchie, also a Democrat, told TPMmuckraker
in an interview that his office had received no reports of voter fraud.
In both states, Republicans or their allies had raised concerns about the possibility for fraud. Brunner had reportedly
received death threats after she fought a GOP lawsuit aimed at cracking down on voter fraud. The Supreme Court sided