Ohio Democrats Praise Order Against Trump Backers

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The chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party is praising a federal judge’s order against Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and a GOP operative aimed at preventing voter intimidation in the swing state.

Democratic chairman David Pepper said in statement that Friday’s decision was “a big win for Ohio voters.”

U.S. District Judge James Gwin in Cleveland issued a temporary restraining order against Trump’s campaign and Republican political operative Roger Stone. The judge ruled that anyone who engages in intimidation or harassment inside or near polling places, regardless of political alliance, would face contempt of court charges.

The judge dismissed the Ohio Republican Party as a defendant in the complaint, which was filed by Ohio Democrats on Sunday.

Democratic Party organizations in Nevada, Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania have filed similar lawsuits.