Of the many states who have this year pushed head first into the controversial ground of voter ID laws, Pennsylvania has — either by accident or intent — been fairly transparent about the fact that the law really isn’t about preventing in-person voter fraud.
Last month, the Pennsylvania House Majority Leader — a Republican — said of his legislature’s law: “Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.”
But ahead of a trial over the law beginning today, state officials have made it abundantly clear: They’re not aware of any instances of in-person voter fraud in Pennsylvania, nor do they believe November’s elections would be at risk of in-person voter fraud without the law.
What does that leave? 750,000 registered Pennsylvania voters at risk of not being able to cast a ballot because of something the state admits isn’t even a problem.
Any doubt what this is about?