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Judge warns team Donald Trump against voter intimidation

PTI
Published : Nov 7, 2016, 12:59 am IST
Updated : Nov 7, 2016, 12:59 am IST

A US Judge has warned Donald Trump’s campaign against any “voter intimidation” and unauthorised “poll watching” activities in Ohio, the result of one of several cases brought by Democrats before Elect

A US Judge has warned Donald Trump’s campaign against any “voter intimidation” and unauthorised “poll watching” activities in Ohio, the result of one of several cases brought by Democrats before Election Day.

The Ohio case was filed by lawyers for state Democratic parties against the Mr Trump campaign and Repub-licans, seeking early restraining orders or limits to ballot security or voter questioning efforts. Similar lawsuits were filed in Nevada, Arizona and Pennsyl-vania.

 

Judge James Gwin of the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio ruled after a hearing Friday, mostly siding with Democrats against Mr Trump and Republican operative Roger Stone’s group “Stop the Steal” and issuing a temporary restraining order, CNN reported.

The Mr Trump campaign has appealed the ruling to the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr Gwin’s ruling, the campaign said, “literally imposes a comprehensive election code the court will continue to invent on the fly.”

In Arizona, a federal judge late Friday rejected a similar request from Democrats for a restraining order.

Mr Gwin’s order applies to Hillary Clinton’s campaign as well.

 

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