Trump: Voting Machines Are Switching Republican Votes to Democratic Party

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sues registrar of voters in Clark County, Nevada over Las Vegas polling place; judge rejects request.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Reno, Nevada, U.S., October 5, 2016.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Reno, Nevada, U.S., October 5, 2016.Credit: Mike Segar, Reuters

Donald Trump told Fox News there are reports of problems with voting machines in various places that are switching Republican votes to the Democratic Party. 

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Asked if he thinks the election will not end on Tuesday night, Trump said he would have to "see how things play out" before accepting the results of Election Day, pointing to possible irregularities as he once again warned of a rigged system. 

"We're going to see how things play out today. Hopefully they'll play out well and hopefully we won't have to worry about it, meaning hopefully we'll win," Trump said in a telephone interview on Fox News. "I want to see everything honest." 

A Nevada judge rejected a request by Trump's campaign for an immediate order to be issued in its lawsuit over concerns about voting at a polling place in Las Vegas that remained open late last week. 

Judge Gloria Sturman at the Clark County Court said that the order would potentially make public the identities of poll workers, which could put them at risk of harassment.

The Republican presidential candidate sued the registrar of voters in Clark County, Nevada over a polling place in Las Vegas that had been allowed to remain open late last week to accommodate people who were lined up to vote. 

Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are in a close contest to win Nevada in Tuesday's election after a long and contentious campaign. Nevada is one of several states that permits early voting and Las Vegas is viewed as a base of support for Clinton, a former U.S. Senator from New York and former secretary of state. 

Nevada state law says voters who are in line at 8 p.m., when the polls close, must be allowed to cast their ballots. 

The lawsuit, filed in a Nevada state court on Monday, said election officials violated state law because they allowed people to join the line after 8 P.M. at a polling location at a Latino market. 

Representatives for Clark County could not immediately be reached for comment. Representatives for the Clinton campaign also could not immediately be reached for comment on the lawsuit. 

In the lawsuit Trump, a New York businessman and reality TV personality who has never previously run for political office, asked that the ballots from that polling place be kept separate from other votes, pending any future legal challenges to the results in the state. 

David Bossie, Trump's deputy campaign manager, said on MSNBC that the lawsuit was not aimed at suppressing the Hispanic vote. 

"This is a lawsuit about the rules of the game," he said. 

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