Of course, such is a rational approach. But the anarchists would whine and say that such stiff penalties would have the effect of "suppressing" the vote because they are so severe and "scare people away." I kid you not; these are the arguments these reprobates make.
I am not saying that these offenses should warrant the death penalty, either. More along the lines of huge monetary penalties, permanent forfeiture of the right to vote and the inability to ever be the beneficiary of any/all tax-payer provided services would be a good start.
A good long MANDATORY prison sentence (at least 3 years) would go a long way toward deterring such actions.
I agree with you about the anarchists and their incessant whining.
Personally I believe that they need a good, solid shot in the mouth when they start up with that crap....
But...that’s just me. I’ve had it with those bowl floaters.