Not only is there a right to vote in the Constitution, but it’s the single right that appears most often in the Constitution’s text – five times in all. In fact, four separate Amendments – the 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th – even use the same powerful language to protect it: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged . . . .” Of course, like every other constitutional right, the right to vote is subject to reasonable restrictions. Nevertheless, it’s just as much a constitutional right as any other embodied in our Constitution.
I certainly do not use this blog as a political platform, but I do encourage you to vote. It is your right!
One of these people will be our next President. I know that I will RESPECT the winner whoever he/she is.
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The Right to Vote, y'all!