Nevada judge rejects Trump request for order over early voting

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A Nevada judge on Tuesday rejected Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's request for records from a Las Vegas polling place that the campaign said had allowed people to vote after a deadline last week.

Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are in a close contest for Nevada's six electoral votes 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.

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Nevada state law says voters who are in line at 8 p.m., when the polls close, must be allowed to cast their ballots. Trump's 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 during last week's early voting period.

A look at voters and polling places around the country on Election Day:

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Voter turnout at polling places across the country
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Voter turnout at polling places across the country
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 8: Horace Higgins casts his ballot at the Downtown Women's Center on Skid Row in Los Angeles, Calif., on Nov. 8, 2016. (Photo by Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 8: Camila Chavez, 3, plays as her grandmother Alexandrian Barrios, 58, votes at a polling station set-up at Watts Towers Arts Center on November 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 8: Maryjane Medina, 18, a first time voter, walks up to polling booth to cast her vote at a polling station set-up at Watts Towers Arts Center on November 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
A man votes at a polling place at a high school in McLean, Virginia during the US presidential election on November 8, 2016. / AFP / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, USA - November 8: Voters fill out their ballots at a polling place in Loudon County High School during the 2016 Presidential Elections in Leesburg, Va., USA on November 8 , 2016. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, USA - November 8: Voters enter the polling place in Loudon County High School during the 2016 Presidential Elections in Leesburg, Va., USA on November 8 , 2016. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 08: Voters fill out their paper ballots in a polling place on Election Day November 8, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. Americans across the nation pick their choice for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Voters cast their ballots during voting for the U.S presidential election in Manhasset, New York U.S., November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
NEW ALEXANDRIA, PA - NOVEMBER 8: Voters enter the Simpson Voting House, established in 1891, to vote in the presidential election on November 8, 2016 in New Alexandria, Pennsylvania. Americans across the nation make their choice for the next president of the United States today. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
A voter stands with a stroller outside the American Legion Post #469 polling location in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. The Justice Department will deploy 500 personnel to polling stations on Election Day to help protect voters against discrimination and intimidation, down from 2012 as the result of a Supreme Court ruling that gutted part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
CONCORD, NH - NOVEMBER 08: Voters fill out their ballots at the Green Street Community Center on November 8, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. After a contentious campaign season, Americans go to the polls today to choose the next president of the United States. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
The early morning sun casts the shadow of a voter on a wall as he arrives at a polling location in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. The Justice Department will deploy 500 personnel to polling stations on Election Day to help protect voters against discrimination and intimidation, down from 2012 as the result of a Supreme Court ruling that gutted part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at a polling site in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A line of voters stretches down the street as they wait for a polling site to open in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Voters enter a polling place to cast their election ballots Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Democratic U.S. vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) casts his ballot at the Hermitage Methodist Home polling station in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
A clerk tabulates ballots at a polling station just after midnight on November 8, 2016 in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, the first voting to take place in the 2016 US presidential election. The US presidential election got underway -- on a small scale -- as seven people in a tiny New Hampshire village cast their ballots at the stroke of midnight. Dixville Notch has had the honor of launching the voting, symbolically, since 1960. Clay Smith was the first of seven people to cast their ballots as Tuesday's long awaited Election Day began. An eighth resident voted by absentee ballot. / AFP / Alice Chiche (Photo credit should read ALICE CHICHE/AFP/Getty Images)
ALEXANDRIA, VA - NOVEMBER 08: Voters wait in-line for casting their ballots outside a polling place on Election Day November 8, 2016 in Alexandria, Virginia. Americans across the nation are picking their choice for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
ALEXANDRIA, VA - NOVEMBER 08: Voters wait in-line for casting their ballots outside a polling place on Election Day November 8, 2016 in Alexandria, Virginia. Americans across the nation are picking their choice for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
A dog walks by people voting at the Brooklyn Museum polling station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on November 8, 2016. With an anxious world watching, Americans began voting Tuesday on whether to send the first female president or a volatile populist tycoon to the White House. The kickoff marks the end to a campaign like no other -- exhausting, often bitter -- as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump presented radically different visions of how to lead the world's greatest power. / AFP / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
A child sits behind his mom, who is filling out her form at a polling station in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
A man takes a selfie with his child as he waits to vote at a polling station in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
A line of voters stretches around the block while waiting to cast their ballots at a polling site in New York as One World Trade Center stands at left in the background, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
People arrive to a poll station to vote in Arlington, Virginia on November 8, 2016. With an anxious world watching, Americans began voting Tuesday on whether to send the first female president or a volatile populist tycoon to the White House. The kickoff marks the end to a campaign like no other -- exhausting, often bitter -- as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump presented radically different visions of how to lead the world's greatest power. / AFP / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
ALEXANDRIA, VA - NOVEMBER 08: Voters wait in-line for casting their ballots outside a polling place on Election Day November 8, 2016 in Alexandria, Virginia. Americans across the nation are picking their choice for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
A voter casts his ballot in the U.S. election at Su Nueva Lavanderia in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young
Ballot clerks Cheryl Bourassa (L) and Judy Taylor verify the ballot count before the polls open for the 2016 U.S. presidential election in Woodstock, New Hampshire, U.S. November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mary Schwalm
Voters line up outside a polling station in Christmas, Florida on November 8, 2016. After an exhausting, wild, bitter, and sometimes sordid campaign, Americans finally began voting Tuesday for a new president: either the billionaire populist Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, seeking to become the first woman to win the White House. / AFP / Gregg Newton (Photo credit should read GREGG NEWTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton steps away from a voting booth after voting at Douglas G. Griffin School November 8, 2016 in Chappaqua, New York. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
People voting at Congress Elementary School in the presidential election November 8, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. / AFP / JEFF KOWALSKY (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Former US President Bill Clinton (L) and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (R)vote at Douglas G. Griffin School November 8, 2016 in Chappaqua, New York. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, NH - NOVEMBER 08: An early morning voter casts her vote at the Bishop Leo E. O'Neil Youth Center on November 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Voters will choose between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for president, as well as important races for Congress and Senate. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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Trump a New York businessman and reality TV personality who has never previously run for political office, said last month that he might not accept the outcome of the national election if he thinks it is unfair.

"We have to keep the system honest," Trump said on Fox News on Tuesday before Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Gloria Sturman rejected his request.

The suit had asked the court to order officials to preserve various records from the Cardenas Market and to segregate ballots from the voting machines at issue.

At a court hearing in Las Vegas on Tuesday, a county attorney argued that election officials already preserve records. Sturman agreed, saying she did not want to issue an order that could help reveal which candidate were chosen by particular voters.

The Trump campaign also had asked for information about poll workers on duty at the market and Sturman said she was concerned they might face threats for helping people vote.

"Have you watched Twitter? Do you watch any cable news shows? People can get information and harass them," the judge said.

Clinton spokesman Glen Caplin said the campaign was pleased by the ruling and described Trump's suit as "a desperate response to the record turnout we're seeing in Nevada and across the country."

Look back at the final week along the campaign trail:

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Scenes from the final week on the campaign trail
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Scenes from the final week on the campaign trail
RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 03: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and performer Pharrell Williams speak during a campaign rally at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek on November 3, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The U.S. presidential general election is November 8. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
HERSHEY, PA - NOVEMBER 04: Donald Trump walks onto the stage at a rally on November 4, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. As both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump make their final pitches to the American people, recent polls show a tightening race in crucial swing states. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
MOON, PA - NOVEMBER 04: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) talks with businessman Mark Cuban aboard her campaign plane at Pittsburgh International Airport on November 4, 2016 in Moon, Pennsylvania. With less than a week to go until election day, Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, on November 3, 2016. / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
ATKINSON, NH - NOVEMBER 04: Supporters listen to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the Atkinson Country Club November 4, 2016 in Atkinson, New Hampshire. With less than a week before Election Day in the United States, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are campaigning in key battleground states that each must win to take the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
SELMA, NC - NOVEMBER 03: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally at The Farm on November 3, 2016 in Selma, North Carolina. With less than a week before Election Day in the United States, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are campaigning in key battleground states that each must win to take the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama holds 10-month-old Brooks Breitwieser as he greets supporters after speaking to an overflow room during a Hillary for America campaign event for Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Capital University Field House in Columbus, Ohio, November 1, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 03: DJ/producer Steve Aoki performs at a get-out-the-vote concert for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as part of Hillary for America's 'Love Trumps Hate' concert series at the Cox Pavilion on November 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Aoki and former U.S. President Bill Clinton (not pictured) urged people to vote for Hillary Clinton and Nevada Democratic candidates during early voting, which ends on November 4 in the battleground state, and on Election Day. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally at the Pasco-Hernando State College in Dade City, Florida, on November 1, 2016. FBI agents are plumbing hundreds of thousands of emails in search of potentially incriminating evidence against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, in a high pressure probe seven days before the US presidential election. What will come out of it and when is not known, but the impact of the FBI's bombshell discovery of a new trove of Clinton emails is already reverberating in the neck-and-neck race for the White House. / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - OCTOBER 31: Celebrating their second wedding anniversary, Matthew Peterson and Birgit Peterson of Ionia, Michigan, dress as Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln during a campaign rally for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Deltaplex Arena October 31, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With just eight days until the election, polls show a slight tightening in the race. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - OCTOBER 31: Supporters wait for the arrival of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the Deltaplex Arena October 31, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With just eight days until the election, polls show a slight tightening in the race. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA - NOVEMBER 01: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to a reporter while stopping for snack food at a Wawa gas station November 1, 2016 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Trump stopped with members of his campaign following an event at a nearby hotel. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
DADE CITY, FL - NOVEMBER 01: A motorcycle police officer blocks a car as the motorcade of Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton passes on the way to a campaign rally at Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus on November 1, 2016 in Dade City, Florida. With one week to go until election day, Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Florida. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Vice president Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in support of Democratic presiential candidate Hillary Clinton at Arbor Glen Outreach Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. (David T. Foster III/Charlotte Observer/TNS via Getty Images)
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters at Macomb Community College on October 31, 2016 in Warren, Michigan. / AFP / JEFF KOWALSKY (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
FLORIDA CITY, FL - NOVEMBER 01: Fromer president Bill Clinton speaks during a rally at the Florida City Youth Activity Center to encourage voters to cast a ballot for his wife Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on November 1, 2016 in Florida City, Florida. Voters have already begun casting their ballots in early voting ahead of the general election on Tuesday Nov. 8th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - Democratic Nominee for President of the United States former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton celebrates Halloween with her staff aboard the campaign plane in Cleveland, Ohio Monday October 31, 2016. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado wave during a campaign rally at the Pasco-Hernando State College in Dade City, Florida, on November 1, 2016. FBI agents are plumbing hundreds of thousands of emails in search of potentially incriminating evidence against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, in a high pressure probe seven days before the US presidential election. What will come out of it and when is not known, but the impact of the FBI's bombshell discovery of a new trove of Clinton emails is already reverberating in the neck-and-neck race for the White House. / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA - NOVEMBER 01: Tiffany Trump (L), daughter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway shop for snack food at a Wawa gas station November 1, 2016 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Trump stopped with members of his campaign following an event at a nearby hotel. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A man sits on a replica of a screw with a sign reading 'Screw Trump' ahead of an address by Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, on Obamacare in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Trump has called for the repeal of Obamacare and in a campaign statement Trump will work with Congress to replace it with a common-sense plan that lowers costs. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
SIOUX CITY, IOWA - NOVEMBER 6: Supporters yell as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, Iowa on Saturday November 06, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Singer Katy Perry (L) and speaks beside Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during a GOTV concert at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts November 5, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Secret Service rush Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump off the stage at a campaign rally in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pumps his fist after speaking at a rally Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 in Leesburg, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens as Khizr Khan speaks during a rally at the Armory November 6, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton boards her plane at Westchester County Airport for a final day of campaigning before election day November 7, 2016 in White Plains, New York. White House rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were due to duel Monday for a handful of must-win states in an end-game election frenzy capping a historically divisive campaign. With less than 48 hours until voting day, it was unclear whether the Democrat could convert into electoral gain the announcement Sunday that the FBI had cleared her again of wrongdoing over her email use. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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