During the course of the Voter ID hub-bub, several individuals have opined that voting is a Constitutional right. Because my understanding of what the Constitution states regarding voting differs, I would appreciate it if one of you would enlighten me as to where in the Constitution this is so stated.
Most assuredly the Constitution prohibits certain voter discrimination's; e.g. based on race (15th Amendment), sex (19th Amendment), and age (26th Amendment), but to the best of my knowledge no affirmative right to vote exists. Indeed, more than one state denies felons and mentally impaired individuals (to state a few examples) voting privileges. In fact, per the Constitution, states set their own electoral policies and procedures which has led to confusing and contradictory practices in recent elections.
Jim Neylon Jr
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