"The registrar's violations were not random and neutral in their effect, but very much appear to have been intentionally coordinated with Democratic activists in order to skew the vote unlawfully in favor of Democratic candidates," the Republican nominee said the complaint.
A lawyer for the county said the early ballots from the four polling sites had already been downloaded and co-mingled with other early ballots and the voting machines were in use for election day. It was also common practice in early voting to let people get in line after the official closing time, unlike on Election Day when people can't get in line when the polls close.
"The petition from the Trump campaign is a request to have us preserve the records from early voting," Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin said in a statement. "This is required by state law, and so it is something we are already doing."
The judge was particularly concerned about the Trump's campaign request to preserve the names of the poll workers because this would potentially make their identities a public record.
"I'm not going to expose people who are doing their civic duty by helping their fellow citizens to vote," the judge said, adding she was was concerned this could lead to "public ridicule, intimidation and harassment."
A Republican poll watcher at the Cardenas Market was told by the head of the polling location that, per instructions of the county registrar, the site would remain open until the market closed at 10 or longer if there were still people in line to vote. As many as 300 people came in to vote after 8 p.m., according to the poll watcher. Democratic volunteers were offering food and water to the people waiting in line, according to the complaint.