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Judge denies Trump campaign's Nevada lawsuit over early voting

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Donald Trump speaks at South Point Hotel Casino and Spa in Las Vegas on Thursday, Dec. 21. (Source: FOX5) Donald Trump speaks at South Point Hotel Casino and Spa in Las Vegas on Thursday, Dec. 21. (Source: FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (AP) -

A judge denied a motion from Donald Trump's campaign to file a lawsuit Tuesday. 

The Trump campaign filed complaints in Nevada alleging polling place "anomalies" during early voting in the Las Vegas area.

A lawsuit filed  in state court in Las Vegas asked a judge to order the Clark County registrar of voters to impound and preserve records from four voting spots that complaints say stayed open too late last Friday.

Dan Kulin, a public information officer for Clark County, said the judge informed the Trump campaign that what they sought was already required by law.  

Long lines kept polls open past the 7 p.m. posted closing time at sites including a Mexican market and several shopping centers, including one in southeast Las Vegas where officials say the last voter cast a ballot after 10 p.m.

Kulin said on Friday most of the early voting locations had lines of voters past when scheduled closing time passed and many of the locations continued  processing voters until the lines were gone. Kulin added it was practice polling sites observed for many years. 

State Republican party chief Michael McDonald has also criticized the process.

A lawyer for Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign dismissed the legal action in Nevada with a Tweet calling it "a frivolous lawsuit."

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