WLOX, 6/26/7

A large number of Mississippians will be disenfranchised if a federal judge stands by his order requiring re-registration of all voters by the March 2008 party primaries, Attorney General Jim Hood says.

In court papers filed Friday, Hood asks U.S. District Judge W. Allen Pepper to delay a party-registration system until the 2009 elections, when most cities choose mayors and other officials.