A U.S. judge says he won't stay his ruling that blocked Election Day voter registration at Illinois polling sites.
On Wednesday, the federal judge temporarily suspended an Illinois law that allows Election Day voting and registration at polling places in counties with populations of at least 100,000. The ruling stems from a case brought by the conservative Liberty Justice Center, which is challenging the law.
The Illinois Attorney General's Office asked the judge to stay his preliminary injunction, but the request was denied Thursday. The Illinois AG's office now intends to appeal to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The AG's office argued that suspending same-day voter registration at polling sites would make voting more difficult for Illinoisans in the November 8 election.
In his ruling, the judge stated, "This court did not restrict the rights of any voters. The legislation did."