The Trump campaign just lost its first step to challenge the election results in Nevada after a visibly angry Nevada judge just shot down their pathetic lawsuit that attempted to rob people stuck standing in line after the polls closed of their right to vote.
In a legal action filed Monday, the campaign accused the Clark County registrar of keeping an early voting location open for two extra hours to aid Democratic turnout.
Clark County Judge Gloria J. Sturman said at a hearing today that “the campaign failed to take up its problems with county officials before coming to court.”
The vast majority of voters were Hispanic, and it was a transparent case of racial voter profiling that the judge wasn’t buying.
“Are the votes not to be counted? What are you saying? Why are we here? You want to preserve the poll data? That is offensive to me. Why don’t we wait to see if the secretary of state wants to do this? I am not going to expose people doing their civic duty helping their fellow citizens vote, that they are taking their personal time to preserve … to public attention, ridicule, and harassment. Thank you, SIT DOWN.”
Clinton’s campaign applauded the judge’s move. “We’re pleased the judge swiftly denied what was a frivolous attempt to disenfranchise voters in Clark County and a desperate response to the record turnout we’re seeing in Nevada and across the country,” said spokesman Glen Caplin. “Every voice needs to be heard in this election and both campaigns should be working to ensure that every American will have easy access to the ballot box.”
If the lawsuit has succeeded, the Trump campaign could have tossed out the votes of thousands of Hispanics in an important swing state. It’s absolutely appalling to see Republicans complaining about polling places accommodating voters stuck in long lines after they’ve been resolutely closing polling places, slashing state electoral budgets, and passing cumbersome voter ID laws in order to prevent people from voting.