Lourdes K. Adair
Politicians do count on the public being generally ignorant on issues. If voters were surveyed right before stepping into the voting booth, I bet 90% don’t know the issues and only go by what they heard without questioning anything. People that vote without researching issues and are just following the tide cause more harm than good. These voters are influencing an outcome that they don’t even know they helped cause or exacerbate.
Another problem is the way propositions are written (yes really means no and voting no really means yes, etc.). These are really confusing even to those of us with a brain cell or two, so I can only imagine how these are deciphered and voted on by others who are only going through the motions.
Educated voters and proof of ID are prerequisites in my mind.