It turns out there is voting fraud in Pennsylvania -- and it's more widespread than we feared.
The perpetrators are the Republicans controlling Harrisburg, a group that passed one of the strictest voter identification laws in the country this year, supposedly to protect the integrity of our electoral process.
Of course, no one could point to any instances of widespread fraud in Pennsylvania, so why would they go to all of the trouble?
The answer -- admission, really, since many people saw right through their ruse from the beginning -- came from Republican House majority leader Mike Turzai.
Speaking at the Republican State Committee meeting last month, Turzai ticked off a list of his party's "accomplishments" while in complete control of state government:
"Voter ID, which is gonna allow Gov. Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done," he said, to wild applause.
Nonsense, you say? He was taken out of context, perhaps?
The video is all over the Internet. Check it out and judge for yourself.
The only way the voter ID law will "allow" Mitt Romney to win Pennsylvania in November's General Election is by making it harder for traditionally Democratic voters to cast ballots.
Minorities, the young and the poor are most likely to not have a driver's license or other form of acceptable identification -- and they're also most likely to vote for President Barack Obama.
Most Democrats, advocates for civil liberties and good government, labor unions, the AARP and the NAACP oppose the law, and the ACLU is backing a court challenge, with a hearing scheduled for July 25.
In the meantime, six organizations, including the ACLU, the League of Women Voters and the Philadelphia AFL-CIO, are petitioning Governor Tom Corbett to request the Legislature delay implementing the law.
The move comes in light of a report that far more people are at risk of being disenfranchised than first thought.
Republicans who passed the law suggested 99 percent of Pennsylvania's registered voters already had an acceptable form of identification.
State officials now acknowledge 9.2 percent of voters lack Pennsylvania Department of Transportation-issued driver's licenses or non-driver photo ID cards.
That means nearly three-quarters of a million voters will find it harder to cast ballots in November -- 758,000 people who already proved their identities and eligibility to vote when they first registered.
The law is unnecessary and should be repealed.
But a Corbett spokesman says the governor has no intention of asking for even a delay to ensure everyone who wants to vote is able to.
It's further proof this law has nothing to do with good government -- and everything to do with rigging an election.