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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 09:08 AM

Armed guards reportedly hired by Trump campaign showed up to an early voting site, ...

Armed guards reportedly hired by Trump campaign showed up to an early voting site, election officials say

Supervisor of Elections Julie Marcus stressed that voters should feel safe and that 'physical security’ and 'cybersecurity' procedures are in place.

https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/local/armed-guards-hired-by-trump-campaign-show-up-to-early-voting-site-election-officials-say/67-5e8dcb65-f72a-41e1-8e84-90d83ddc952e


Two armed people said to be hired by the Trump campaign as security guards were spotted at a St. Pete early voting site Wednesday, Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections said, citing information from the sheriff’s office.

Supervisor of Elections Julie Marcus said an election employee was the first to be told about the individuals, who were said to be seen in “security-type uniforms,” and “it appeared” they were openly carrying a sidearm.

“From what I understand from the sheriff himself, that this is – these security individuals – are licensed security individuals who were hired through a licensed security license company by the Trump campaign to, I guess, protect the campaigners,” Marcus explained.

Marcus said the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office was notified of what happened, and deputies were sent to the early voting site located on First Avenue North.

10 Tampa Bay has reached out to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, which confirmed it was aware of the situation but did not immediately reveal any details.

"...We will address it in the morning," a spokesperson said.

Marcus stressed that voters should feel safe and that “physical security’ and “cybersecurity” procedures are in place.

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ItsjustMe Oct 22 OP
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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 09:18 AM

1. Thugs supplied, perhaps, by Erik Prince?

After all, his sister is Secretary of Education.

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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 09:19 AM

2. When they have no legal mandate they are NOT GUARDS. . . . nt

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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 10:03 AM

3. They do to get to arbitrarily tell me I am safe with two men with guns standing at the polls.

Call the cops and demand an escort in to vote and they can keep me safe.

I say, use the cops, make them spend their time and money because I do not trust anything Trump and my right to vote.

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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 11:01 AM

4. The article says that they were NOT hired by the Trump campaign.

It looks like it was changed after you posted it.

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