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Judge Rules Against Trump Campaign in Nevada Voting Lawsuit

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Workers take an oath prior to opening a polling station during voting in the 2016 presidential election in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nov. 8, 2016.

Workers take an oath prior to opening a polling station during voting in the 2016 presidential election in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nov. 8, 2016.

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign over early voting in the western state of Nevada.

U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Sturman dismissed the lawsuit that accused the Clark County registrar of keeping polling stations open two hours later than usual in an attempt to help Democratic candidates.

The lawsuit cited polling places in the Las Vegas area that have large numbers of minority voters who have historically voted for Democrats.

A Clark County spokesman said no early voting stations stayed open later than scheduled. But he did say workers processed the ballots of early voters who were in line at closing time to allow as many people to vote as possible.

Nevada law allows polling places to remain open late until everyone in line has a chance to vote.

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