The Donald Trump campaign said in a court document filed Friday that it will appeal a restraining order issued by a federal judge in Ohio earlier that day. The order, issued by U.S. District Judge James Gwin, blocked the Trump campaign — as well as former Trump adviser Roger Stone and his affiliated group — “from conspiring to intimidate, threaten, harass, or coerce voters on Election Day.”
oh boy. Trump campaign is appealing the TRO placed on it in the Ohio voter intimidation case pic.twitter.com/uPIQTF70JI
— Tierney Sneed (@Tierney_Megan) November 4, 2016
The order came in a case brought by the Ohio Democratic Party alleging that the Trump campaign and others was engaging in voter intimidation tactics. The Democrats had also sued the Ohio Republican Party in its complaint, but Judge Gwin refrained issuing the order against the Ohio GOP, citing lack of evidence.
The judge also said the order applied to any other groups or individuals — including those affiliated with the Hillary Clinton campaign — who engaged in the types of voter intimidation prohibited by Ohio law.