Trump Campaign Files Election Lawsuit in Nevada


The Trump campaign and the Nevada Republican Party filed a lawsuit Tuesday just hours before the polls are to close calling for them to remain open an additional hour.

The complaint filed at Nevada’s Eighth Judicial District Court Tuesday afternoon cited a tweet from the Elections Division of the Nevada Secretary of State’s office noting there were technical problems at “several polling locations” preventing them from opening.

“This Court has the ability to mandate the Registrar to keep the Affected Locations open until 8:00 p.m. to assure every voter in every precinct has a full 12 hours to cast their vote,” the complaint reads.

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“Alternatively, a writ of prohibition is necessary to stop the polls from closing at the Affected Locations until 8:00 p.m. to assure every voter in every precinct has a full 12 hours to cast their vote.”

Polls are normally to be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The complaint further states that the conduct “obstructs the rights of voters under the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution.”

The Trump campaign is counting on a strong Election Day showing at polling places to secure a win in swing states like Nevada.

Extensions in poll closings were granted in some precincts in North Carolina and Illinois earlier in the day.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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