Both Sides Do It (Except One)
WaPo has a rather interesting headline to an AP report: “Ohio order blocks activities from both campaigns.”
Reading through the report, which reads like a blog post with constant updates, I find only one campaign’s “activities” being “blocked,” namely that of Donald Trump. So, how do we arrive at the headline? Through very strained reasoning:
Gwin’s decision to grant a temporary restraining order follows a complaint filed by the Ohio Democratic Party against Trump’s campaign and Republican political operative Roger Stone.
Gwin dismissed the Ohio Republican Party as a defendant in the case.
The judge’s written order blocks activities from both campaigns that include unauthorized poll watching, the admonishing or questioning of voters, and taking photos or recording voters inside or near polling places.
In order words, the judge prohibited the Trump campaign from continuing suspicious activities that it was already undertaking. He wrote it in such a way to make clear that the Clinton campaign ought not take up those activities. So, really, it was an admonition to both camps.
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