Nevada Judge Tosses Trump's Lawsuit Over Nevada Ballots
Update: after a rather quick hearing, the Nevada judge rejected the Trump legal team’s request for a lawsuit over allegedly illegal balloting, saying “I’m not going to issue any order. I’m just not going to do it.”
Which means that if Trump had hoped to use Nevada as an anchor to contest the election, he will have to find some other opportunity.
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Headlines are starting to come in that the Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit against the Clark County Registrar’s Office in Nevada for keeping polls open for multiple hours beyond their closing time. According to NBC, Nevada law allows for people in line at the time the polls close to vote, but the Trump campaign is alleging that others were also allowed to vote even though they arrived well after the polls closed. Per Heavy:
At issue in the lawsuit is early voting in Clark County. Trump claims Gloria allowed voters to cast ballots illegally on Saturday, November 5. The areas where Trump says voting hours were wrongly extended lean Democrat and have high populations of Hispanic voters.
Dan Kulin, a spokesman for Clark County, told CNN that no early voting stations in the county extended their closing times, but they did process voters who were in line already when the polls closed, which is allowed. Trump’s campaign is arguing that new voters were allowed to join the line after 7 p.m.
Trump and his supporters first raised the issue on Sunday during a rally in Reno, Nevada.
“It’s being reported that certain key Democratic polling locations in Clark County were kept open for hours and hours beyond closing time to bus and bring Democratic voters in,” Trump said, according to ABC News. “Folks, it’s a rigged system. It’s a rigged system. And we’re going to beat it.”
TRUMP LAWSUIT IN NEVADA STATE COURT SAYS ELECTION OFF IN CLARK COUNTY “INTENTIONALLY COORDINATED WITH DEMOCRATIC ACTIVISTS” TO SKEW VOTE
TRUMP CAMPAIGN SAYS BALLOTS FROM LAS VEGAS LOCATION ON NOVEMBER 4 SHOULD NOT BE “COMINGLED” WITH OTHER VOTES-LAWSUIT
Breaking: #Trump files Nevada voting lawsuit vs. Clark County Registrar, they allege, for keeping polls open “2 hours beyond..closing time”
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) November 8, 2016
And, as usual, any news surrounding Trump sends Mexican Peso traders into a panic.