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The first of many? Trump's campaign has already filed an election lawsuit

A Nevada judge threw out the request.

Trump has repeatedly claimed the electoral system is rigged against him.
Trump has repeatedly claimed the electoral system is rigged against him.
Image: John Locher/PA Images

VOTING ON election day still has hours left to go in some parts of the US but the first lawsuit has already been filed.

A record of more than 46 million Americans cast their ballots before today in early voting but the Donald Trump campaign has already taken issue some of these in Nevada.

The Associated Press reports that Trump’s campaign is alleging polling place “anomalies” during early voting in the Las Vegas area last week.

The lawsuit filed to the Nevada court alleges four early voting spots stayed open too late last Friday.

Some shopping centres and a Mexican market are among those being questioned after queues meant the polls stayed open way beyond the advertised 7pm closing time.

Officials at one site say the last voter cast a ballot after 10 pm. State law dictates that if people start queueing before polls close they must be allowed cast their vote.

The lawsuit had requested that records from the voting station be impounded and preserved but the judge in the case has refused their request.

“I am not going to issue any order. I’m not going to do it,” the judge said according to Buzzfeed News.

Trump has been claiming for the past number of weeks that the electoral system is “rigged” against him and in the final TV debate he refused to say that he would accept the result of election if he lost.

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