(Compulsory) national ID cards

Robear wrote:

Why should they spend money to fix a problem that does not affect outcomes?

Well, some GOP folks have been foolish enough to publicly disclose the real intent behind these laws.

Royal Masset, the former political director of the Republican Party of Texas[/url]]requiring photo IDs could cause enough of a dropoff in legitimate Democratic voting to add 3 percent to the Republican vote

That's the goal. Suppress Democratic voters. Everything else is just a smokescreen.

Dimmerswitch wrote:
Robear wrote:

Why should they spend money to fix a problem that does not affect outcomes?

Well, some GOP folks have been foolish enough to publicly disclose the real intent behind these laws.

Royal Masset, the former political director of the Republican Party of Texas[/url]]requiring photo IDs could cause enough of a dropoff in legitimate Democratic voting to add 3 percent to the Republican vote

That's the goal. Suppress Democratic voters. Everything else is just a smokescreen.

It was a pretty weak smoke screen in the first place.

Robear wrote:

Isn't that just growing government for no good reason?

Isn't that what our government does? I don't pay taxes so they can sit around twiddling their thumbs!

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