The state of Wisconsin’s elections commission has been found to be in contempt of court, according to an Ozaukee County judge, and must follow through on an order to take more than 200,000 names off the state’s voter roll total.
According to the Journal Sentinel, Judge Paul Malloy told three of the commission’s Democratic members that they must pay $250 every day until they begin taking those names off the rolls.
The commission had asked appeals courts to put the ruling on hold while the legal fight continues, but none acted.
The case is being closely watched in battleground Wisconsin, a state President Donald Trump won by fewer than 23,000 votes in 2016. Democrats are fighting the lawsuit, saying the purge will unfairly affect their voters.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.