Originally Posted by Nichlemn
Unlike Democrats, who are pure of heart?
I don't believe for a minute that Democratic politicians opposing these bills have no partisan considerations in mind. They might still oppose them if there was no net partisan impact, but I'm quite sure their level of opposition is significantly enhanced by their selfish interests. (It's the same but vice versa for Republicans).
Took awhile, but glad this was pointed out. To Fly's point though, better to be on the good side for the wrong reasons I guess.
But at the end of the day, this is simply politicians gonna politician.
On a more theoretical note, let's think about how you might design a voting system if you were starting a new society today. Would having some sort of check on who voted be a criteria? Would an ID be a very simple way of handling that?
Like others itt have pointed out, you need ID to do a lot of things, most of them less important than voting (as far as most people are concerned). Something about that seems off to me.