Ohio judge orders Trump campaign to avoid voter intimidation
It’s a shame that a court would have to step in to tell a presidential campaign not to do this.
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A U.S. judge in Ohio ordered Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign on Friday not to intimidate voters, in a victory for Democrats who sought to prevent Election Day harassment in one of the nation’s most politically competitive states.
The order also deals a blow to a Trump-allied “exit poll” that aims to mobilize supporters to ask voters whether they had cast a ballot for the Republican real-estate mogul or Democrat Hillary Clinton.
On the campaign trail, Trump has said the election will be “rigged.” He has called on supporters to keep an eye on voting activity for possible signs of fraud in large cities.
Democrats declared the judge’s decision a victory, saying it would prevent Trump supporters from interfering with voters in one of the most competitive U.S. states during the Nov. 8 election.
“We’re pleased that the judge announced he will be issuing an order to prevent any harassment of voters along the lines that have been suggested by the Trump campaign,” Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper said in a prepared statement.
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