Media Matters gets it wrong, again and again:
NBC's Today program on Coleman-Franken race.
Summary: In a report on NBC's Today about the Minnesota Senate race, Lee Cowan repeated the discredited rumor that "ballots have suddenly appeared out of nowhere, including some found unsecured in an election worker's car." In fact, according to election officials quoted in news reports, the ballots did not "suddenly appear out of nowhere," and they weren't "unsecured." Cowan also aired a statement by Fritz Knaak, a lawyer for Sen. Norm Coleman, apparently critical of the handling of the ballots in question, but he didn't report previous statements in which Knaak reportedly said he felt assured that the ballots weren't compromised. . . .
Here is the obvious problem: Having one Democrat election judge in control of the ballots is not making sure that they are secure. You are supposed to have the ballots in the control of the election judges from all the different parties. Previous precedent going back to Elmer Anderson in 1962 such ballots would not have been counted.
Attacking talk radio, Media Matters says:
Summary: Several conservative talk radio hosts have accused Democrats of "trying to steal" the Minnesota senatorial election for Democratic challenger Al Franken over incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman (R). They offer no evidence for the accusation; indeed, the state's Republican governor has said there is none. . . .
I know that at least Hannity (as shown in the quote MM reports) and Limbaugh referenced research showing that the probability that the changes which occurred were extremely low.