According to news reports, defendants in a case against Pennsylvania’s voter ID law, in a stipulation agreement signed earlier this month, conceded they had no evidence of prior in-person voter fraud, or even any reason to believe such crimes would occur with more frequency if a voter ID law wasn’t in effect.
“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.
The whole voter ID thing in Pennsylvania is based on a lie, on no evidence whatsoever?
So, what’s the real reason for the new law, how about voter suppression?
Last month, Mike Turzai, the Pennsylvania Republican Tea Party (GOTP) House majority leader, said a strict new voter ID law will help Republicans win the state for the first time since 1988.
“Voter ID, which is going to allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done,” Turzai bragged to applause at a GOTP State Committee this weekend, according to PoliticsPa.com.
Straight from the horse’s mouth, Pennsylvania’s voter ID law has absolutely nothing to do with voter fraud and everything to do with voter suppression.