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Trump sues Nevada county after they extend voting hours — judge swats down case

A voter casts a ballot at a voting machine in North Las Vegas, Nevada, Tuesday. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A Nevada judge threw out a lawsuit filed by Republican Donald Trump and his campaign Tuesday, which accused the Clark County registrar of intentionally keeping polling sites open to help Democratic turnout.

The Trump campaign asked Clark County Judge Gloria Sturman in court documents filed late Monday to ensure that ballots from four polling locations be separated and preserved from the rest of the ballots in the county — in case the Trump campaign decides to challenge the results.

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The complaint alleges a polling location in the county that was scheduled to close at 8 p.m. on Nov. 4 stayed open to accommodate everyone who got in line until 10 p.m. The Republican poll watcher said the extension allowed 150 to 300 people to join the line, according to court documents.

The challenge also accused Democrats of distributing literature within the 100-foot no-campaigning zone.

"The incidents that occurred on Friday night should be troubling to anyone who is interested in free and fair elections," Charles Muñoz, the Trump campaign's Nevada state director, said in a statement, according to Politico.

However, Sturman swatted down the campaign's request Tuesday, telling a Trump lawyer that state law already mandates voting records be preserved in case of a legal challenge.

"I am not ordering him [the clerk] to preserve anything," Sturman said, according to CNN. "This is Election Day. He has other things to be doing."

Clarke County, via their official Twitter account, confirmed Tuesday they are following Nevada law and preserving their ballots.

If the election ends up being close and Trump performs well in other swing-states, Nevada's six Electoral College votes could be so significant that they could decide who wins the White House.

Still, early voting in the Silver State doesn't look favorable for Trump.

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