Now suffrage was supposed to be controlled by each State, Article I, Sec. 2, of the Federal Constitution. Can anyone conceive of any reason why we--as decent, concerned Americans--forget Party identification;--any reason why any, decent, loyal & concerned American, would want to see a heavier vote from a poorly informed, controlled electorate? Moreover, an electorate increasingly being bribed by an ever expanded Welfare system--an obvious conflict of interest?
We need to stop apologizing from taking a stand that the Founding Fathers would have taken to a man! We need to demand that any voter be acting clearly on his or her own volition; his or her own, personally responsible, motivation; and not being bribed by demagogues & their followers.
“Can anyone conceive of any reason why ... any, decent, loyal & concerned American, would want to see a heavier vote from a poorly informed, controlled electorate?”
No, but I can see why a Democrat would want it.