Every election day, media outlets, candidates and political establishments practically shout to us: “Go vote!”

After all, they point out, your vote is sacred; it’s your fundamental constitutional right, for God’s sake! Well ... yes to voting, but most people (including most politicians) would be astonished to learn that America’s Constitution contains no declaration that We The People have a right to vote! In the founding document of our democratic republic, voting is mentioned 37 times, but none of them embrace access to the ballot as a fundamental right.

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