Company agrees not to place guards at Minnesota voting sites as part of lawsuit settlement

Company agrees not to place guards at Minnesota voting sites as part of lawsuit settlement Photo: KSTP.

Associated Press
Created: February 16, 2021 06:59 PM

A Tennessee company that had been advertising for security guards to monitor the 2020 election in Minnesota and then backed away from the idea must follow certain provisions in the future as part of a settlement agreement in federal court.

The Minnesota chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the League of Women Voters filed a lawsuit against Atlas Aegis LLC alleging illegal voter intimidation.

AG Ellison granted written assurance that Tennessee company will not provide private security at Minnesota polling places

The complaint came after the company advertised for security workers in Minnesota. The agreement prohibits Atlas Aegis from deploying armed agents within 250 feet of any polling place or meeting locations of canvassing boards or presidential electors, among other requirements.

A consent decree states the agreement is not an admission of liability by Atlas Aegis.


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