Quotes on Elections

In any election, it's important that the public perceives that the election is held fairly.
~ Avi Rubin
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We always want the best man to win an election. Unfortunately, he never runs.
~ Will Rogers
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The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
~ Adlai Stevenson II
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Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
~ Laurence J. Peter
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A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.
~ James Freeman Clarke
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Vote: The instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
~ Ambrose Bierce
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If I had campaigned for it, Arvind Kejriwal would have become the chief minister of Delhi.
~ Anna Hazare,
on the Aam Aadmi party falling short of majority in 2013 Delhi Assembly polls
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I am going to make sure that transformation happens, and I will do it in ways you cannot even imagine.
~ Rahul Gandhi,
on reforms for his party after the 2013 assembly polls debacle
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In an election, one needs both hope and audacity.
~ Francois Hollande
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The trouble with free elections is, you never know who is going to win.
~ Leonid Brezhnev
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I love religion but I don't need it for votes.
~ Arvind Kejriwal
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If poor people can vote, one of the main things they vote for is to redistribute money to themselves.
~ Scott Aaronson
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In the coming elections if you cannot decide whom to select, use the vote to reject.
~ Anna Hazare
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Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
~ Bernard Baruch
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In elections, the undecided vote is usually the deciding factor.
~ Evan Esar
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If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
~ Jay Leno
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If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
~ Will Rogers
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A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.
~ Carl Sandburg
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I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it.
~ Alexander Woollcott
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Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work.
~ Michael Novak
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Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
~ Robert Byrne
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Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
~ Anonymous
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Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?
~ Robert Orben
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There are always too many Democratic congressmen, too many Republican congressmen, and never enough U.S. congressmen.
~ Anonymous
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How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?
~ Anonymous
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Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
~ George Jean Nathan
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Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
~ W.C. Fields
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It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.
~ Tom Stoppard
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An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
~ George Eliot
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Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
~ Sydney J. Harris
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Young people are the key to this election.
~ Kinky Friedman
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Politicians, no matter who they are, shouldn't be able to manipulate the public on a single issue and then call an election at the height of support - that's a little bit of a manipulation of democracy.
~ Jim Bolger
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Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate.
~ Orson Welles
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People are what this election is all about.
~ Patty Berg
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If an election is simply a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions, then this is not a very noble form of government.
~ James Bovard
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I voted for you during your last election.
~ Mao Zedong
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I always lose the election in the polls, and I always win it on election day.
~ Benjamin Netanyahu
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Conservatives have a different view of a lot of issues versus our friends on the other side. The election determines how that shakes out.
~ Lindsey Graham
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Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
~ George Bernard Shaw
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Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
~ George Bernard Shaw
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Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves.
~ Herbert Marcuse
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All elections revolve around and are often resolved by who raises the most money. That's unfair. I'd like to see that process changed, but it seems once you win and get to Congress, that doesn't happen.
~ John Murray
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Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
~ Gore Vidal
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America is an outlier in the world of democracies when it comes to the structure and conduct of elections.
~ Thomas E. Mann
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As we have always seen here in the U.S. the universal truth about elections is that people vote their pocketbook.
~ Jennifer Dunn
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Democracy in China is like Viagra; no such thing as free elections.
~ George Montgomery
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A nice, easy place for freedom of speech to be eroded is comics, because comics are a natural target whenever an election comes up.
~ Neil Gaiman
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Do not seek to find a reason why elections are not possible. Seek to make them possible, and they will be possible.
~ Ahmed Chalabi
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A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
~ Bill Vaughan
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Any time you have loose ballots, you have to worry about shenanigans. It's a shame such a hard-fought election has to come down to something like this.
~ David Axelrod
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An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
~ George Bernard Shaw
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An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
~ George Eliot
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Income tax filing and payment day should be moved from April 15th to November 1st so it can be close to election day. People ought to have their tax bills fresh in mind as they go to vote.
~ Steven G. Calabresi
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None of the modes by which a magistrate is appointed, popular election, the accident of the lot, or the accident of birth, affords, as far as we can perceive, much security for his being wiser than any of his neighbours.
~ Thomas Babington Macaulay
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Win or lose, we go shopping after the election.
~ Imelda Marcos
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We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons.
~ Michael Moore
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We can only undo the election if the behavior meets the constitutional standard of subverting and threatening our system of government.
~ Zoe Lofgren
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This election is about who's going to be the next President of the United States!
~ Dan Quayle
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Things on the whole are much faster in America; people don't 'stand for election', they 'run for office.'
~ Jessica Mitford
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The Tories, every election, must have a bogy man. If you haven't got a programme, a bogy man will do.
~ Aneurin Bevan
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The right of election is the very essence of the constitution.
~ Junius
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The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do.
~ Joseph Stalin
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The Labour Party's election manifesto is the longest suicide note in history.
~ Greg Knight
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The fastest way for a politician to become an elder statesman is to lose an election.
~ Earl Wilson
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The important things that in a campaign we talk about, let us not forget that once the election is over.
~ Mike Rounds
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The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament.
~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
~ Otto von Bismarck
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