universal suffrage is a basic human right.
Cobblers. No country has universal suffrage, including ours. In NZ there is an age test, a prison test (most incarcerated prisoners can't vote) and a citizenship/residency test. Only if you meet all of these can you vote.
Maybe we should turn the American maxim of "no taxation without representation" on it's head. Define the level of tax that (say) someone on the minimum wage working 25 hours per week would be paying. Then, on the basis that if you arne't paying your "fair share" of tax you don't have a legitimate right to decide how those taxes are spent, only count the votes of people paying at least that much tax in the previous year?
Not too dissimilar to how local body voting used to work - you have to own property (=pay rates) in a locality to get to vote for council.
Slightly off-topic - can we please dial back on the amount of nested quoting in this thread n- it's getting ridiculous.
Universal suffrage granted in New Zealand 1893