But they do prevent voters from voting. Especially elderly voters.
And young voters.
And non-white voters.
And disabled voters.
And any voter unable to come up with enough money to buy an I.D. card or pay for a birth certificate request (should they be one of those Americans who never got one or lost theirs).
And any voter who is unable to find and/or afford transportation to an official Voter I.D. agency.
In other words, mostly Democratic voters.
That's called "voter suppression." Say it with me.
This is no secret. This is a fact that Republicans have openly admitted. Out loud. We all heard them.
You know who else heard them? A judge, or should I say, another judge:
(CNN) - A Pittsburgh judge on Friday barred enforcement of Pennsylvania's voter-identification law for the Nov. 5 general election, as well as any election that may come before.
State Judge Bernard McGinley's preliminary injunction means Pennsylvania will again go the polls with no enforcement of the law - a different judge made similar ruling a month before the 2012 presidential election.
In fact, the controversial law has never been implemented; it has languished in a legal limbo since Republican Governor Tom Corbett signed the bill into law in March of 2012.