ABC's George Stephanopoulos spars with South Dakota governor on voter fraud conspiracy theories

ABC’s George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosOfficials brace for second Trump impeachment trial Biden spokesperson: Inauguration at Capitol will demonstrate 'resilience of American democracy' Newly sworn-in GOP lawmaker says he may have ended career by voting to impeach Trump MORE pressed South Dakota Gov. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemSD governor to challenge amendment legalizing recreational marijuana Eric Trump warns of primary challenges for Republicans who don't object to election results Trump again calls for Noem to primary Thune despite her refusal MORE (R) on Sunday when she suggested that President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenWoman accused of trying to sell Pelosi laptop to Russians arrested Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Trump moves to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil MORE was the beneficiary of "illegal activities" in the election.

Noem during an appearance on ABC's "This Week" said that "people have signed legal documents ... stating that they saw illegal activities" and cited New York Times reports of "clerical errors."

"No widespread fraud, governor. That's very different," Stephanopoulos responded.

"We gave Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreFox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire Will Pence be able to escape the Trump stain? Vice President Pence: Honor in humility MORE 37 days to runs the process before we decided who was going to be president. Why would we not afford the 70.6 million Americans that voted for President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE the same consideration?" Noem responded, referring to the 2000 Democratic nominee.

Stephanopoulos pointed out that Gore was behind by 500 votes in a single state in the 2000 election, while Biden leads in multiple states by tens of thousands of votes.

“That is not close. That is not within the margin that elections are usually turned around on,” he said.

“This isn't just about this election. This is about every election in the future and the fact that the American people, the everyday people who get up and work hard, that are suffering through this pandemic, that have tragically lost family members, that they need to know at least America still functions and we care about doing things right,” Noem responded.

“It starts with providing evidence. You still have not provided it,” Stephanopoulos responded.