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"Nothing in the Constitution explicitly guarantees our right to vote."

Old 06-03-13, 05:03 PM
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"Nothing in the Constitution explicitly guarantees our right to vote."

http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/...te-wisconsin-/

Do we need an amendment guaranteeing the right to vote?

The proposed amendment reads as follows,
“SECTION 1: Every citizen of the United States, who is of legal voting age, shall have the fundamental right to vote in any public election held in the jurisdiction in which the citizen resides.
SECTION 2: Congress shall have the power to enforce and implement this article by appropriate legislation.”

Would this mean former felons could have their right to vote restored?
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Old 06-03-13, 05:27 PM
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Re: "Nothing in the Constitution explicitly guarantees our right to vote."

We didn't have an amendment guaranteeing a right to privacy with regard to abortion, but we got it anyway. So we probably don't need one to be able to vote.
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Re: "Nothing in the Constitution explicitly guarantees our right to vote."

It's hard to believe our founding fathers were this insensitive to people who would later cross our Southern border looking to improve their lives by excluding them from this important right without jumping through hoops.
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Re: "Nothing in the Constitution explicitly guarantees our right to vote."

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It's hard to believe our founding fathers were this insensitive to people who would later cross our Southern border looking to improve their lives by excluding them from this important right without jumping through hoops.
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