Trump Has Already Filed Lawsuit Contesting Votes

And promptly had it thrown out by a Nevada judge
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2016 1:44 PM CST
Trump Campaign Sues Nevada Over Early Voting
Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit in Nevada over early voting.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Donald Trump still isn't saying if he'll accept the results of the election, but a lawsuit filed by his campaign's lawyers—and promptly tossed by a judge—Tuesday in Nevada may give an indication. CNN reports the Trump campaign is suing Clark County's registrar of voters; the campaign claims the registrar kept polling locations in minority-heavy areas open "two hours beyond the designated closing time." While some polling locations did stay open after they were supposed to close last Friday, Nevada law requires them to stay open to allow anyone already in line to vote, according to Vox. Lines at some locations were two hours long. "We want people to vote," a Clark County spokesperson says.

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Judge Gloria Sturman was "exasperated" with Trump's lawyers during a hearing on the lawsuit, Vanity Fair reports. “What are you saying?" she asked. "Why are we here?" Sturman refused to make the names of poll workers public, as requested by Trump's lawyers, saying she was concerned they would be harassed just for "doing their civic duty helping their fellow citizens vote." The lawsuit was thrown out. (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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