Cenk Uygur talks about Nevada, and other hotly-contested states. The “undecided” vote is larger than usual, but the Latin-American vote is the one actually bidding fair to change the electoral landscape this year. And Der Drumpf knows this, which is why he did this in Nevada, where Latin voters are a serious factor:
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign sued the state of Nevada on Tuesday and alleged that hundreds of voters in Clark County were illegally allowed to vote after early voting hours had ended.
Judge Gloria Sturman, who heard the campaign’s case on Tuesday afternoon, sounded highly skeptical of the lawsuit — and often seemed incredulous at the Trump camp’s claims and requests.
In particular, she couldn’t seem to believe that the Trump campaign was asking her to order Clark County officials to preserve early voting records from the date of November 4th 2016. Sturman answered this request by noting that officials are already obligated to preserve these records.
“What are you asking for?” she asked a Trump attorney at one point. “I can’t obligate him to do something he’s already obligated to do — he’s already obligated to do it!”
Sturman also blasted the Trump attorney’s request to make a list of poll workers available to be interviewed by the campaign’s attorneys to talk about when they cut off voting on Friday evening.
“I am not going to expose people doing their civic duty to help their fellow citizens vote to public attention, ridicule and harassment,” she shot back at him.
Finally, she was flabbergasted that the Trump campaign really wanted Clark County to figure out which ballots were cast by people who allegedly entered the voting line after 8 p.m. on Friday, and then refuse to count them until the campaign had resolved its dispute with the state.
“There’s no way to do it,” she explained.
Yes, that’s right…Der Drumpf, who kvetched loud and long throughout his campaign about “vote rigging”, was caught trying to do just that for himself, and got his peepee whacked by a Nevada judge. Trying to disenfranchise voters when they’re lined up to cast their ballots is illegal. What time they allegedly joined the line is irrelevant. The polls don’t actually close until the last ballot is cast. And trying to harass poll workers over their decision to let these alleged latecomers vote? Yeah…that’s illegal, too. And the judge wasn’t having it.
Let’s hope that any other such salvos he fires meet the same fate.