- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge says there’s no proof that a New Jersey group listed as among “militia extremists” by state security officials planned to intimidate voters on Election Day.

The New Jersey Democratic State Committee had said that members of the New Jersey Oath Keepers were asked to intimidate some people, particularly minorities, from voting.

The group bills itself as a non-partisan association of military members, police and others who pledge to support and defend the Constitution.

The Democratic committee had sought to prevent the Oath Keepers from monitoring polling locations.

The Record reports (https://bit.ly/2fb9kQY ) the judge denied that request on Monday, saying Oath Keepers members were asked to operate incognito.

An attorney for the Democratic committee says they’re reviewing their options.

The Oath Keepers didn’t respond to requests for comment.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com


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