MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen won't appeal a decision dismissing his voter registration lawsuit before Election Day.
The lawsuit demanded state election officials verify the identity of tens of thousands of voters registered since Jan. 1, 2006, and do it by Election Day Tuesday.
Van Hollen is a Republican and co-chairman of GOP presidential hopeful John McCain's Wisconsin campaign.
Democrats have complained Van Hollen wanted to suppress voter turnout.
A Dane County judge dismissed the lawsuit on Oct. 23, saying Van Hollen didn't have the authority to sue.
Justice Department officials said that day they planned to appeal, but spokesman Bill Cosh said Monday the agency realizes there's no chance of relief before the election.
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