However, Sturman said, Clark County registrar Joe Gloria is required by statute to keep such records, and the secretary of state has yet to say that she needs any such records to investigate the campaign's complaint.
"You've come to the court to say compel Mr. Gloria to perform his public duty," Sturman said. "You're asking me as the court to say, 'Secretary of state, you're going to need this evidence. I'm going to protect it for you.'"
Still, Lee argued that no statute exists in Nevada to require Garcia to maintain records of poll workers, information that could be necessary in future challenges to the vote. He argued that it would be imperative to know which poll worker told voters that the line was closed at the four polling places in question on Friday and which poll workers, if any, allowed voters to get in line after that announcement was made.
In addition, Sturman said, the request had the potential to publicly identify poll workers and make them targets for harassment.
"Our records are public. They're on the internet," Sturman said. "I'm not going to expose people who are doing their civic duty to help their fellow citizens vote … to public attention ridicule and harassment."
A lawyer for the state argued that the campaign was using rules that apply to Election Day voting to its early voting poll sites.
"On early voting, you don't even have to be in line at a certain time," she said. "If there's a line, you can get in line. It's different than Election Day, and it always has been. We've got it covered."
In a statement posted to its Facebook page Tuesday afternoon, the Clark County officials said poll workers followed normal procedure when dealing with long early voting lines.
"Most, if not all, of our early voting locations had lines of voters when their scheduled closing time passed," officials said. "As has been our practice for many, many years, those early voting locations continued processing voters until the lines were gone."
In a tweet, an attorney for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign called the lawsuit "frivolous."