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Officials: NH Election Investigator Assaulted

An investigator for the office of Attorney General Joseph Foster was assaulted while looking into a voter challenge in Newmarket, New Hampshire.

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    Officials: NH Election Investigator Assaulted
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    An assistant state attorney general says one of the office's investigators was assaulted when he was looking into a voter challenge in Newmarket.

    Anne Edwards says the investigator went to a polling place in Newmarket on Tuesday afternoon to review a matter involving a polling place monitor who was challenging a vote.

    Edwards said the monitor, Joe Barton, assaulted the investigator. Barton was charged with disorderly conduct and assaulting a police officer.

    The Portsmouth Herald identified Barton as chairman of Newmarket's Republican Committee. No phone number was listed for him.

    Edwards referred questions about Barton's status to the Newmarket Police Department, which referred questions back to the attorney general.

    She says the investigator's injuries were not serious.

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