The Hennepin County Attorney's Office response to ballot harvesting allegations


The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has received no information or cases involving so-called ballot harvesting in any elections held in Hennepin County this year.

The Minnesota Legislature has designated local police departments as the agency responsible for investigating those types of allegations. They would then send the completed investigation to the county attorney’s office for possible charges. 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.

If Project Veritas has evidence of election law violations, they should provide it to the Minneapolis Police Department.

An individual who identified herself only as Megan recently contacted the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office with concerns about “ballot harvesting,” and an assistant Hennepin County Attorney recommended that she report her concerns to local law enforcement for investigation and review. The County Attorney’s Office has no information about whether this individual, or Project Veritas, contacted local law enforcement about their allegations.