Donald Trump’s campaign issued a lawsuit against the Clark County, Nevada, Registrar of Voters after a Las Vegas polling station stayed open two hours later over the weekend than it should have. But Judge Gloria Sturman was unimpressed by the lawsuit alleging voting irregularities.
The Trump campaign wants to make names of Nevada poll workers public. Judge's response: pic.twitter.com/tes99IMbbH
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) November 8, 2016
Video from the courtroom shows Judge Sturman questioning the logic of the lawsuit.
When Trump campaign attorney David Lee asked Sturman to make public the personal information of poll workers who kept the stations open past closing time, Judge’s fired back: “Do you watch Twitter?”, “Have you heard of trolls?”
She noted that personal information of poll workers is protected by law and that releasing it to the public would expose them to harassment.
“I am not going to expose people doing their civic duty to help their fellow citizens vote to public attention, ridicule, and harassment.”
“I am not going to issue any order,” Sturman said. “I am not going to do that.”
Judge Sturman also denied a Trump lawyer’s request for poll workers to preserve the early voting records.
Many on social media are now casting their vote for Judge Sturman:
"Have you heard of trolls???" Judge Gloria Sturman is my favorite person today.
— Reg Calcagno (@RBCalcagno) November 8, 2016
Trump: "We have reason to believe too many Dems voted."
Judge: "But it's the law to let people in line vote."
Trump: "But, but rigged."
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) November 8, 2016
Judge Sturman is my hero.
— Laurie Crosswell (@lauriecrosswell) November 8, 2016
If you’re not watching the Nevada early-voting hearing, start watching it now. This judge is a hero. https://t.co/87Mpcui2rg
— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) November 8, 2016
“alright, have a seat.” this judge is my election day hero https://t.co/Pe4wySS821
— Laura June (@laura_june) November 8, 2016