The ACLU and the NAACP filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania for its restrictive Voter ID law, which was passed in order to prevent what must be a widespread voter fraud issue in the state.
But the state has no evidence of any fraud at all, and Pennsylvania admitted it in a written statement:
“There have been no investigations or prosecutions of in-person voter fraud in Pennsylvania; and the parties do not have direct personal knowledge of any such investigations or prosecutions in other states,” the statement reads.
According to the agreement, the state “will not offer any evidence in this action that in-person voter fraud has in fact occurred in Pennsylvania and elsewhere,” nor will it “offer argument or evidence that in-person voter fraud is likely to occur in November 2012 in the absense of the Photo ID law.”
This goes back to what I wrote last week. You’re more likely to be hit by lightning than to find a case of voter fraud. The Bush Justice Department in 2007 determined that voter fraud didn’t exist. There were only 13 cases nationwide from 2000-2010. Of course Pennsylvania wasn’t able to come up with a single example!
So why, then, did they pass the Voter ID law? Obviously to elect more Republicans including Mitt Romney while preventing 758,000 registered Democrats (in PA alone) from casting a ballot.