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David Bossie: Trump Lawsuit Not Filed to Intimidate Voters

David Bossie: Trump Lawsuit Not Filed to Intimidate Voters

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By    |   Tuesday, 08 November 2016 03:19 PM

Donald Trump's deputy campaign manager said Tuesday the campaign filed a lawsuit against a Nevada County to make sure rules are being followed when it comes to the election and not for any reasons of intimidation.

"Timeliness is an important element of this," David Bossie, also president and chairman of the conservative advocacy group Citizens United, told MSNBC about the lawsuit. "Judges look at if you wait too long, you lose some of your right to file ... this is the first of those cases that we're filing and we'll see where today goes. We'll see what this judge says."

The lawsuit, filed in a Nevada state court on Monday and first reported on Tuesday, alleges the Clark County, Nevada registrar violated state law and 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. A hearing was scheduled Tuesday afternoon in the case, MSNBC reported.

The legal action stems from an incident on Friday night, when voters lined up outside polling locations, keeping the polls open past hours. According to Nevada state law, the polling places can be kept open as long as there are people in line.

"It's being reported that certain key Democratic polling locations in Clark County were kept open for hours and hours beyond closing time to bus and bring Democratic voters in," Trump complained Saturday night about the polling place, reportedly located in a predominantly Hispanic section of the county, reports ABC News.

Michael McDonald, the state chairman of the Nevada Republican Party, speaking before Trump took the stage Saturday, said the polls were kept open until 10 p.m. so a "certain group could vote."

According to census data, ABC reports, Clark County is over 30 percent Hispanic, and court records show the county has more registered Democrats than Republicans.

More than 57,000 people had voted in Clark County during early voting Friday as of 10 p.m., which broke a record for single-day early voting in the county.

"People got in line, and obviously this case will get to the facts of whether people were able to get into line after the polls were supposed to be closed and be able to vote," Bossie told MSNBC Tuesday."I think obviously we want every American to have their right to vote. But they need to follow the rules."

Further, Bossie denied the complaint came because of the county's Hispanic population.

"It is hard to intimidate them after the fact," said Bossie. "There is no intimidation, simply the facts are the fact ... I think obviously we want every American to have their right to vote. But they need to follow the rules."

Bossie also addressed comments made by former Trump adviser Roger Stone, who told Boston Herald Radio that Nevada is problematic because Trump "has run one of the worst campaigns in modern political history in the state."

"I don't know what Roger knows and what he doesn't know," said Bossie. "I know that we have a great team in Nevada. We're working hard to win every vote there ... we've seen the Hispanic vote in polls upwards of 30 percent in that state."

Meanwhile, Bossie said the campaign has a pathway toward the 270 votes Trump needs to capture the presidency, and "our gateway is North Carolina, Ohio, Iowa, Florida. And then we start looking at their map and we start trying to peel away."

The race is very close, he pointed out, but "we feel very good about the turnout model for us and for them. In a sense that we will come out ahead in Florida. What we see, you know, is excitement across the board."

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Donald Trump's deputy campaign manager said Tuesday the campaign filed a lawsuit against a Nevada County to make rules are being followed when it comes to the election and not for any reasons of intimidation.
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