Currently a trending topic in European media – the notion that democracy having failed, as evidenced by recent events in USA, governments should be elected only by voters qualified to a minimum literacy/educational standard. It is kind of overlooked that when one side gets over two million more votes and still loses, maybe you need more democracy, not less. In any case the European Union has been systematically undermining democracy for decades in favour of an unelected autocracy that knows best, yet it hasn’t been conspicuously successful in terms of economic or environmental policy or anything else that matters to its subjects.
In any case we know that section of the electorate that is slovenly-thinking, gullible, uninformed, treating politics as entertainment (or just doesn’t happen to agree with us) includes as many well-educated and even intelligent individuals as the rest, while there are many good people without a diploma to prove it.
Myself, I’d be in favour of citizens having the vote, where you become a citizen by doing something for society, for example working for a time on minimum wage in a caring profession at a hospital or school, or even serving time in the army. Those not prepared to put in still get to live in the society but they don’t get a say in running it – or is it already too late for that in our ‘all rights no duties’ world?