If the system must be safeguarded from the voters, perhaps the system is in conflict with the very notion of democracy?
The US Constitution is a document deeply mistrustful of government and meant to protect “We, the People” from it. People have a right to be wrong, say stupid things (especially in private), vote for idiots, and harm themselves.
Was George Washington the first or the ninth president of the United States? Despite considering myself a relatively informed person, I wasn’t even AWARE there was a debate, let alone a “conspiracy theory” tag associated with this question.