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Voting is a Right, Not a Duty

DMacTx Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 1:03 PM
But even then, the manner for electing those offices is delegated to the States. The US Constitution does not protect a "right" to vote. It only establishes that it cannot be restricted by race or sex (Amend. 15&19). Congress could, if they wanted to commit suicide, attempt to restrict suffrage in federal elections by some means not protected.
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Voting is a Right, Not a Duty

DMacTx Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 12:57 PM
Sorry - Illbay is correct. No citizen has an unrestricted and protected right to vote in a federal election, in the manner that the Bill of Rights restrains government from infringing on other things like speech, press, religion, etc. I'm not as familiar with the several states' constitutions as I am with the federal constitution, so there may be a state that guarantees a "right" to vote; but, there is no protection in the US constitution. The 15th and 19th Amendments, respectively, establishes that the vote may not be restricted by race or sex, but that is all. Congress could pass a law that restricts by other means not already protected (like religion or speech).
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