Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit in Nevada state court alleging at least four Las Vegas area polling places stayed open “two hours beyond the designated time” during early voting. A judge has denied the request to isolate ballots from those locations.
The campaign for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sued Joe P. Gloria, the registrar of voters in Clark County, Nevada, claiming election officials violated state law in allowing people to join an early-voting line after 8pm. The primary polling location in question was east of downtown Las Vegas, at Cardenas Market, the Las Vegas Sun reported.
Clark County includes Las Vegas and the city’s suburbs. While Nevada is considered a swing state, Las Vegas is a Democratic Party stronghold and has sizable minority-voting precincts.
“This is a lawsuit about the rules of the game,” said David Bossie, Trump’s deputy campaign manager, according to Reuters. Trump’s lawyers asked that relevant early voting ballots be kept separate from other ballots, but a Nevada state judge denied that request on Tuesday.