NewJAl: If I had MY way, I'd require a little test before each person could vote. Oh, nothing hard, just something like "who is the vice president?", or "what does the second amendment refer to?"
Maybe 4 questions. But the remarkable fact is, probably 4 questions like "what is your local town's mayor's name?" would eliminate about 40% of the losers in this country from voting themselves someone else's property.
BUT, the politician's know this.....and that's why it'll NEVER happen (the test). The politician's would lose their most valuable asset........an ignorant, uninformed voter.