Atlas Aegis, a private security company, is recruiting U.S. special operations forces veterans to “guard” polling places in Minnesota. This is an outrageous attempt at voter intimidation. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has already gone on record requesting the company “cease and desist any planning and stop making any statements about engaging in this activity.” Please add your name to our petition urging your state government officials to do the same and shut this down as quickly as possible.
Privatizing election “security” with unaccountable, private ex-military forces will not make our election more secure or anyone safer.
State governments set the rules for their elections — and they have the authority to ensure these companies and their contractors know that we, the PEOPLE, do not want this militarism and are not asking for this unnecessary show of force. Please add your name to send a message to your local election officials.
Note: Residents of Washington and Oregon are not included in this action as those states have moved their elections entirely to mail-in voting.