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Nevada Judge Dismisses Trump Claim Over Early Voting
Few problems have been reported at the polls, despite weeks of competing forecasts of voter intimidation, fraud

Cardenas grocery store, in a predominantly Latino area of Las Vegas, was the site of heavy early voting on Friday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

A Nevada judge on Tuesday denied a request from the Donald Trump campaign to set aside ballots it contested, concluding the first of what could be a raft of legal challenges concerning problems at the polls.

With conservative and liberal groups launching extensive efforts to monitor the election, there were scattered reports and complaints about voter irregularities throughout the day Tuesday, though none appeared to support Trump's claim that the election was "rigged."

Civil Rights Group Asks for International Election Monitors in November
Group cites weakening of Voting Rights Act, Trump rhetoric

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is already committed to sending 500 monitors to observe U.S. elections — a tenfold increase from the 2012 election. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images file photo)

A coalition of civil rights groups, concerned about the "weakening of the Voting Rights Act" and Donald Trump's call to supporters to challenge voters at the polls, has requested international election monitors to increase efforts to observe the U.S. elections in November. 

In a letter released Tuesday, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights asked the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe to consider beefing up its efforts to monitor the U.S. elections in November, and to target states that have recently imposed restrictive voting rights laws.