OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna wants Washington state to join 48 others in requiring proof of legal residency to get a driver’s license. Democratic rival Jay Inslee isn’t so sure.
Critics have long argued that Washington is a magnet for identification fraud because it allows applicants to use other documentation to get a license. Lawmakers have moved to strengthen the rules, forcing people to show proof of residency, but McKenna said he believes the state should go further and require verification that the residency is legal.
Inslee didn’t have a stance on that, saying he would look to find a bipartisan resolution to the issue.
New Mexico is the other state that does not ask for a Social Security number.