A judge has refused to issue an order to seize ballots in a lawsuit filed by Donald Trump's campaign that accuses a Nevada county of keeping polls open beyond closing time Friday, the final night of early voting, NBC News reported.
The order would have impounded ballots at early voting sites to determine whether they were cast by voters who didn't make it into line by the scheduled closing time. But Clark County Judge Gloria Sturman sided with the county.
The lawsuit — filed Monday night in state court — alleged poll workers at four different polling places in Clark County, Nevada, did not follow protocol. One of the polling sites is in a primarily Hispanic neighborhood in Las Vegas.
"I am not going to expose people doing their civic duty to help people vote ... to public attention, ridicule, and harassment," Sturman said Tuesday during an emergency hearing. "I'm not going to do it."
The Clinton campaign praised the judge's decision after it was handed down Tuesday.
"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 Glen Caplin, a Clinton campaign spokesperson.