Minnesota Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison speaks during the election night event held by the Democratic Party Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. AP Photo/Hannah Foslien A Tennessee-based company suspected of commissioning armed poll-watchers in Minnesota was under investigation by the Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. The company, Atlas Aegis, was accused of looking for people "to protect election polls." The attorney general's office said on Friday that Atlas Aegis company officials misunderstood a request from a separate Minnesota company that was seeking contractors to protect private property, not polling places. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Tennessee-based company accused of recruiting armed men to watch polling places in Minnesota on Election Day caught the attention of the state's attorney general, Keith Ellison.It turns out, the effort was a misunderstanding, Ellison announced in a press release on Friday.The company, Atlas Aegis, had responded to a request from a Minnesota company seeking private security contractors to protect private property in the state.

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  • Minnesota attorney general says company suspected of recruiting private security to watch polling places on Election Day was misinformed
    A Tennessee-based company accused of recruiting armed men to watch polling places in Minnesota on Election Day caught the attention of the state’s attorney general, Keith Ellison. It turns out ...
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