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

ABC’s George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosKhashoggi colleague: 'Why are we making an alliance with a dictator?' Fauci on Johnson & Johnson vaccine: 'Just be really grateful' Portman on Trump's dominance of GOP: Republican Party's policies are 'even more popular' MORE pressed South Dakota Gov. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemTrump talking to allies about 2024 run without Pence: report As Trump steps back in the spotlight, will Cuomo exit stage left? DeSantis's rising GOP profile fuels 2024 talk MORE (R) on Sunday when she suggested that President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenThe West needs a more collaborative approach to Taiwan Abbott's medical advisers were not all consulted before he lifted Texas mask mandate House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act 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 GoreAl Jazeera launching conservative media platform Exclusive 'Lucky' excerpt: Vow of Black woman on Supreme Court was Biden turning point Paris Agreement: Biden's chance to restore international standing 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 TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee 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.