The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Monday they have no information or evidence supporting Project Veritas’ recent claims that Minneapolis’ Ward 6 was the victim of mass voter fraud.
The office said in an official statement that it’s up to local police departments to investigate any type of voter fraud allegations and then send over their findings to the County Attorney’s Office.
“The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office takes those cases very seriously and after every even-year election, we usually file a dozen or so cases involving some type of election violations, primarily felons voting despite still being on probation,” the statement read.
“If Project Veritas has evidence of election law violations, they should provide it to the Minneapolis Police Department.”
However, the office did note that a woman by the name of Megan alerted them about potential “ballot harvesting.” An assistant Hennepin County Attorney recommended Megan report her concerns to local law enforcement so that they can conduct an investigation, the statement read.
It is unclear whether Megan or Project Veritas contacted local law enforcement about these allegations. (RELATED: Nearly 50% Of Americans Believe Mail-In Voting Is Vulnerable To Significant Levels Of Fraud: Poll)
However, the Minneapolis Police Department also announced Monday they were investigating Project Veritas’ report.
“ALLEGATIONS OF VOTER FRAUD BEING EVALUATED. The MPD is aware of the allegations of vote harvesting. We are in the process of looking into the validity of those statements. No further information is available at this time on this.”
ALLEGATIONS OF VOTER FRAUD BEING EVALUATED. ✅ The MPD is aware of the allegations of vote harvesting. We are in the process of looking into the validity of those statements. No further information is available at this time on this.
— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) September 28, 2020
Project Veritas claimed the Ward 6 city council special election race was subject to ballot harvesting and a pay-for-play scheme where some voters were allegedly paid in cash for their ballots. They also alleged Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is involved in the scheme.