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Should citizens, including felons, have a Constitutional right to vote not dependent on state law?


The founding fathers' original draft the Constitution avoided direct stance on who got the privilege to vote. Instead they purposely gave the States the power to determine who could vote. They did this knowing that many states would deny women, minorities, slaves, and non-landed white men the privilege to vote. This is ironic since America fought a war against England in part because they were tired of not having representation in matters, which affected their life. Subsequent amendments have guaranteed that rights could not be denied to one based on "certain" criteria.

 

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Best Answer CJ Kelly (lions44) says

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    bradmasterOCcal 15 months ago

    CJ

    Not being in any party, I disagree. And the ? didn't restrict it to after probation. Criminals lose many of the constitutional rights, and it continues during probation. Should we also let non citizens vote in our elections?


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    bradmasterOCcal 15 months ago

    Tom

    You and everyone else is discriminated by people everyday. The concept of equality is a farce. The constitutional didn't provide for it. They didn't even think blacks were worth a whole person&they didn't give them or women the right to vote


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