Our own Bob Cesca reported today that:
Trump filed a lawsuit against Clark County Nevada after polling places were ordered to remain open on Monday, allowing everyone still waiting in line to cast their ballots. The motion specifically asked that early ballots are set aside to check the validity of the allegedly “late” votes…. the lawsuit would mean that the names of poll workers would be made public, leaving the volunteers open to what’d surely be relentless intimidation from disgruntled Trump loyalists.
The lawsuit — like Trump’s campaign itself — is completely ridiculous. From The Daily Beast:
A spokesman for the county, Dan Kulin, told NBC News that the location acted properly and that under Nevada law, everyone who was in line at the time the poll was scheduled to close—7 p.m. local time—was entitled to cast their ballot. The last vote was cast just before 10 p.m. local time. “Nothing happened that wasn’t supposed to happen,” Kulin said. “Voters who were in line by the scheduled closing time were allowed to vote.”
Thankfully, Judge Gloria Sturman denied the motion in the most withering fashion, putting Trump’s hapless lawyer in his place in no uncertain terms.
“Are [the votes] not to be counted?” asked Sturman. “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’m 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.”
Watch the exchange in all its glory below:
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