The Republican National Committee was ordered by a federal judge to turn over any evidence of agreements—written or verbal—between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the GOP involving voter fraud, ballot security, and poll-watching or monitoring. In his late Monday ruling, U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez of New Jersey said the organization must hand over all material to the Democratic National Committee by Wednesday. The DNC has in recent weeks accused GOP officials of conspiring with the Republican presidential nominee to suppress minority-voter turnout. Vazquez, however, denied the DNC’s other requests, including communications related to a statement made by Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, who stated her team was “actively working with the national committee, the official party, and campaign lawyers to monitor precincts around the country.” Vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence made a similar statement, and the DNC requested information related to that as well; Vazquez denied that request, too. A hearing over the DNC’s voter-suppression allegations is scheduled for Nov. 4.
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