Nevada judge denies request from Trump lawsuit over early voting

BY    | Updated: Nov 8, 2016 at 5:08 PM
People enter a polling staton to cast their ballot during the 2016 presidential election in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S November 8, 2016.  REUTERS/David Becker - RTX2SJZ8

People enter a polling staton to cast their ballot during the 2016 presidential election in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 8, 2016. Photo by David Becker/Reuters

A state judge in Nevada has denied a request from the Donald Trump campaign to preserve ballots and voting materials related to what the campaign alleges were irregularities during early voting.

Clark County District Court Judge Gloria Sturman said Tuesday that making the names of poll workers part of the court record could expose them to “public attention, ridicule and harassment.”

She says the county registrar is already required to keep the records, and the Nevada Secretary of State is responsible for investigating the complaint.

Trump campaign attorney Brian Hardy told the judge he wants to preserve records from the final day of early voting at four locations in the Las Vegas area.

The campaign says allowing people to vote past closing time was illegal, but the county says they were accommodating people already in line.

The Trump campaign lodged a separate complaint with the secretary of state.

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