Trump files voting lawsuit against Clark County registrar
Update – November 8, 2016 12:27 p.m. PST: Judge Gloria Sturman has denied a motion for an immediate order, stating that Trump’s lawyers were asking for preservation of evidence that Clark County already has a public obligation to preserve, therefore making the suit irrelevant. Sturman refused to issue an order in the case, saying that act could make the names of poll workers discoverable and open election workers to possible harrasment.
Clark County spokesperson Dan Kulin released a statement saying: “Trump campaign petition asks to preserve early voting records, this is required by state law & so it is something we are already doing.”
Clark County officials are rebutting claims from Donald Trump’s party and the Nevada Republican Party chairman that polls were wrongly kept open later than the posted hours.
The Nevada GOP chair, Michael McDonald blasted the Clark County registrar at a recent Trump rally in Reno on November 5th, stating that a polling location was kept open until 10:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4th “so a certain group could vote,” even though the poll was scheduled to close at 7:00 p.m. local time.
The polling place in question by McDonald appeared to be the Cardenas supermarket in a heavily Hispanic neighborhood in Las Vegas.
Dan Kulin, who is the Clark County spokesperson, told CNN news that polling locations did not extend their times, but did allow voters who were already in line at closing time to cast their votes.
At the rally in Reno on November 5th, Trump also criticized the late closure and claimed that the system is rigged.
Last night, the Trump campaign filed a lawsuit with the Clark County District Court against Clark County registrar, Joe P. Gloria over his decision to keep the polling locations open “two hours beyond the designated closing time.”
Charles Munoz, the Nevada State Director for the Trump campaign, released the following statement:
“The incidents that occurred on Friday night should be troubling to anyone who is interested in free and fair elections. Voters who showed up after the scheduled closing times at selected locations were allowed to vote, while those who were not able to make it to other early voting sites by the posted closing times were denied the right to cast their ballots. Even more concerning is that Clark County employees seem to be facilitating illegal activity, at the direction of Joe Gloria, whose primary function is to ensure the integrity of elections in Clark County.” – Charles Muñoz, Nevada State Director, Donald J. Trump for President
Here's the Trump lawsuit:https://t.co/nNnZlywYpW
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) November 8, 2016