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Voting Rights

Voter rights have been discussed through out the history of the United States. The people of America have had such compassion controversy over these very rights, we have gone to war to resolve the question of; Who has the right to vote?
Still to this very day we are still answering that very question.
We have had several ratifications and amendments to our constitution since its concept.
Article I, Section II, Clause I:
"The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature."
At the time this was written most peoples eligible to vote were white, males and a property owners, because in 1789 you had to own property to qualify to vote.
In 1791 we made some changes to the constitution about voters rights.
Amendment XII
"The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; -- the President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted; -- The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President."
Remember, it took days back then to get from point A to point B with the ballot.

Amendment XV
"Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."
In 1920 the discussion of voter rights shifted from race to gender and became the introduction to Senate as the "Anthony Amendment" Nineteenth Amendment
Amendment XIX,
"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."
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