The Department of Justice denies a lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board is part of a coordinated effort from Republicans.
DOJ spokesman Kevin St. John says there's no truth to claims that Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen may have consulted with Republican Party officials before filing a lawsuit against the GAB. He says the Attorney General does not use any consultation with political parties or interest groups to determine if an action is appropriate.
Van Hollen's lawsuit seeks to require the GAB to verify voter registration records dating back to 2006.
St. John says the lawsuit also has nothing to do with Van Hollen's role as co-chair of GOP presidential nominee John McCain's Wisconsin campaign.
Lester Pines, the attorney representing the Government Accountability Board, says questions remain about the lawsuit. He says DOJ had plenty of time to raise concerns about voter registration checks, but chose to wait until the Board rejected a request from the Republican Party of Wisconsin. The Board wants Van Hollen disqualified from taking part in the lawsuit.