penquin wrote:It is a natural by-product of their strong desire for VoterID. Some (most?) may not be aware of what the end result will be, but they are pushing for it all the same.
A national ID card is the obvious counter-weight to voter ID. If you think Republicans are worried about voter suppression, then they will consider national ID.
I'm not sure which side is more opposed to national ID, Republicans or Democrats.
The Republicans are pretty solidly dug-in that ID should be state-based. They are OK with real ID because it links state-based databases. Pretty idiotic and inefficient.
The Dems are barely any more reasonable. Several Democratic leaders announced support for picture ID on all social security cards. Little interest among liberals, they think the courts will somehow deliver them of voter ID. Dumb.