Another requirement has been dropped regarding the state's voter ID law.
The Corbett administration announced last week it is dropping the requirement that voters present a birth certificate if they are trying to get a free, non-driver state photo identification card to satisfy the voter ID law.
Agencies can now certify birth records of Pennsylvania natives without requiring them to pay $10 for a duplicate birth certificate with a raised seal.
So the cost has been removed.
Also removed has been the requirement to provide a Social Security card and either a birth certificate with raised seal, a certificate of U.S. citizenship or certificate of naturalization, plus two proofs of residency, such as a utility bill or a lease agreement.
We keep hearing that this new law requiring voters to show photo ID when voting in November is tough, even draconian.
A lawsuit contends the law violates the state constitution's "free and equal" elections clause.
And yet concessions continue to be made to make it easier and easier for voters to meet the ID requirement.
So there's an obvious question: If this is still a problem to some people, for whom is it a problem? We keep hearing that there is no evidence of voter fraud to prompt this law and that may be true.
But if there is no voter fraud being attempted, there is plenty of warning about needing the ID and the means to get that ID have been made easier, why the legal challenges and dissent?
Shouldn't we all want votes to be legitimate?
The fact that there is such a cry of injustice over a law that is quite easy to satisfy smells of something under the surface that is driving the opposition.