A U.S. District Court judge has ordered the Republican National Committee and Donald Trump’s campaign to provide any written agreements concerning “voter fraud, ballot security, ballot integrity, poll watching, or poll monitoring,” or affidavits of people involved if there are oral agreements. The RNC is under a court-sanctioned agreement to avoid taking any steps that could be seen as intimidating minority voters, and a Democratic National Committee lawsuit said the prohibition also should apply to the Trump campaign since it is working with the party. Judge John Michael Vazquez in Newark also asked for more details about statements made by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, at a Denver town hall meeting in August when he said “the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee are working very very closely” with states to “ensure ballot integrity.”
In addition, Vazquez sought information about comments made by Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway to a Washington Post reporter after the third presidential debate. The reporter, Robert Costa, said on MSNBC that Conway told him that the Trump campaign and the RNC were working together to combat voter fraud. Conway later took back her comments, Talking Points Memo reported.