UPDATE: Trump Files First Election Lawsuit – Quickly Denied
UPDATE: A Nevada Judge has denied the suit filed by the Trump campaign.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It could be the first lawsuit of Election Day. Donald Trump’s campaign is alleging polling place “anomalies” during early voting in the Las Vegas area last week.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Nevada court asks that records from four early voting spots that allegedly stayed open too late last Friday be impounded and preserved.
Long lines kept polls open past the 7 p.m. posted closing time at locations that included a Mexican market and several shopping centers. Officials say at one site, the last voter cast a ballot after 10 p.m.
Criticism is also coming from state Republican Party chief Michael McDonald.
But Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign is dismissing the Nevada case in a Twitter message, calling it “a frivolous lawsuit.”
Note: By law, those in line when the polls officially close, will still be allowed to vote, no matter how long the line is at that time.