Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Reno. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters
An Ohio judge has issued a temporary restraining order against members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to prevent them from intimidating voters in the Buckeye State after the filing of a lawsuit that alleged Trump’s campaign, in cahoots with a GOP operative and his political action committee, were conspiring to suppress minority votes in the state.
US District Judge James Gwin ruled in a lawsuit filed by the Ohio Democratic Party that any members of Trump’s campaign or affiliated with Roger Stone’s Pac would face contempt-of-court charges, according to Cleveland.com.
The order will be written in a party-neutral manner, Gwin said in his ruling.
“It wouldn’t be any attempt to particularly identify as somebody being a Trump supporter or not,” Gwin said.
The lawsuit, filed on Sunday, claimed that Trump’s comments in Akron on August 22 – “You’ve got to get everybody to go out and watch, and go out and vote. And when I say ‘watch,’ you know what I’m talking about, right?” – were a tacit bid to convince his supporters to suppress minority turnout.