OK, I will speculate. The Democrats who told you why they want voter ID were just telling you personally what they thought you wanted to hear. And if they voted for it, it was in exchange for the GOP concession on some other priority. Deals happen all the time in politics. Sometimes you have to vote on what you don't particularly believe in, but do so in order to attain some more important cooperation on another bill. It could also be that the particular voter ID bill that they voted for was very liberal in allowing all sorts of ID, including maybe student IDs and Veterans Affairs IDs. That would not be so distasteful to a Democrat.
Ok thanks for this.
Given that he didn’t know my political leanings, I’m going to assume that he was telling me the truth, and wasn’t lying to me to cover his political ass.
But maybe you have an even lower opinion of politicians than I do.