From TalkingPointsMemo’s Muckraker comes Pennsylvania admitting what every rational person already knows:
The state signed a stipulation agreement with lawyers for the plaintiffs which acknowledges 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.”
Additionally, the agreement states Pennsylvania “will not offer any evidence in this action that in-person voter fraud has in fact occurred in Pennsylvania and elsewhere” or even argue “that in person voter fraud is likely to occur in November 2012 in the absense of the Photo ID law.”
Got that? In case you fail at reading comprehension, let me spell it out for you.
There is no fucking voter fraud!
So if there is no voter fraud, why all the new Voter ID laws? Isn’t it a solution for a problem that doesn’t exist?
Pennsylvania has said that over 750,000 registered voters do not have ID from the Transportation Department, a problem more concentrated in urban centers like Philadelphia. One top state Republican has claimed the voter ID law would help Mitt Romney win the Keystone state and Democrats have already altered their campaign plans should the law survives legal challenges.
A problem more concentrated in urban centers. Places that swing heavily blue.
Wake up people. This is a straight up attempt to steal this election by stopping people likely to vote for the Democratic party from voting at all. This is a poll tax. This is the return of Jim Crow.
This is America, 2012.