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Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Trump Campaign In Ohio

Mark Buckawicki
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A federal judge in Cleveland has issued a temporary restraining order against the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and a Republican political operative aimed at preventing Trump supporters from harassing or intimidating Ohio voters during the election.

U.S. District Judge James Gwin ruled Friday in a lawsuit filed by the Ohio Democratic Party that anyone who engages in intimidation or harassment inside or near Ohio polling places, regardless of political alliance, would face contempt of court charges. Gwin dismissed the Ohio Republican Party as a defendant in the case. 

Attorneys for both sides declined to comment.


The lawsuit claimed the Ohio GOP, Trump campaign, operative Roger Stone and Stone's political action committee were conspiring to intimidate minority voters in urban areas to discourage them from casting ballots.


Democratic Party organizations in three other states filed similar actions beginning Sunday.