Polling Places

In a federal case brought in response to a private security company’s ads seeking people with special-ops experience to “protect election polls, local businesses and residences from looting and destruction” in Minnesota in the weeks surrounding the last general election, a private security firm agreed that it will not put armed guards within 250 feet or otherwise monitor any polling place in the state through 2025.

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Heavy Security, Virus Tests Greet Texas Lawmakers on First Day of New Session

A heavily fortified Texas Capitol, a small presence of protesters and tents where required Covid-19 tests were being administered greeted lawmakers and a limited number of visitors on the opening day of the 87th legislative session, scaled down by the pandemic and threats of violence following last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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