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Not Voting Quotes


"I'm not voting for Hillary Clinton." - Joe Heck

"The people who are voting for Trump are not voting rationally." - Gene Weingarten

"Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That is voting." - Robert Frost

"Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That's voting." - Robert Frost

"Vote wisely, even if that means not voting at all." - Ashleigh Brilliant

"It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting." - Alfred Emanuel Smith

"It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting." - Tom Stoppard

"It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting." - Al Smith

"It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting." - Tom Stoppard

"If you let the world roll on the way it's rolling, you're voting for death. I'm not voting for death." - Bill Mollison

"By voting for a candidate, we're not endorsing a particular lifestyle. We're simply voting on the issues." - Robert Jeffress

"I'm not calling for a boycott on voting. But I think it should be very clear that just voting is not going to solve our problems." - Grace Lee Boggs

"Raising the standard of the work, not complaining about somebody not voting." - Denzel Washington

"Those flowers were picked by illegal immigrants. And they're not voting for you, b*tch." - Joy Behar

"People who vote against this today are voting against me and I will not forget." - Theodore Stevens

"People are voting for Conservatives in greater numbers, but it's not translating into Conservative seats." - Allan Gregg

"Voting is not the most you can do; it's really the least you can do." - Julianne Malveaux

"Texas is not really a red state - it's just a non-voting state." - Wendy Davis

"People who vote against this today are voting against me and I will not forget." - Ted Stevens

"Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch." - Andrew Napolitano

"We need to get better at voting and be a voice for the people who do not have one." - George Lopez

"I am not afraid of anything. I am voting for Hillary Clinton because I am excited and enthusiastic." - Julianne Malveaux

"Calling out people for not voting, what experts term 'public shaming,' can prod someone to cast a ballot." - Charles Duhigg

"Democracy is not just voting for your leaders; it's really premised upon ordinary citizens understanding the issues." - Howard Rheingold

"In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard's vote." - David Foster Wallace

"As soon as somebody comes out for a politician, especially in Hollywood, when they all go, 'I'm voting for this guy!' - I go, 'That's not who I'm voting for!'" - Kid Rock

"As a personal matter, I stopped voting more than a decade ago, on the grounds that it helped me as an analyst not to think about making a choice in the voting booth." - Jeff Greenfield

"Do not tell me that I have not shown courage in standing up to the gun people, in voting to ban assault weapons, voting for instant background checks, voting to end the gun show loophole and now in a position to create a consensus in America on gun safety." - Bernie Sanders

"When some people ask me about voting, they would say will you support this candidate or that candidate? I say: "I will support this candidate for one minute that I am in the voting booth. At that moment I will support A versus B, but before I am going to the voting booth, and after I leave the voting booth, I am going to concentrate on organizing people and not organizing electoral campaign."" - Howard Zinn

"Remember something, if you will, about voting: Voting is not a horse race, you're not going there thinking "Gee, I gotta pick the winner so I can brag to my friends 'Oh, I picked so-and-so and he or she won'". Voting is voting your heart and voting your conscience and when you've done that, don't ever, EVER let a Democrat or Republican tell you that you've wasted your vote because the fact is, if you DON'T vote your heart and conscience then you HAVE wasted your vote." - Jesse Ventura

"Voting for [Donald] Trump Is Voting Against Ourselves." - Kerry Washington

"Elections matter and voting counts." - Barack Obama

"Voting is a civic sacrament." - Theodore Hesburgh

"If you don't have voter ID, you can just keep voting and voting and voting." - Donald Trump

"Don't believe the hype that black North Carolinians are not voting. We've heard this time and time again. It's just not the truth." - Julianne Malveaux

"Just because a group does not take its decisions by voting does not mean they have no understanding of the essence of democracy." - George Ayittey

"We are not voting for health care if we do not resolve this language on public funding for abortion - no public funding for abortion." - Bart Stupak

"Politics is not just about voting one day every four years. Politics is the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the road we walk on." - Unita Blackwell

"We do not believe in government through the voting booth. The Spanish national will was never freely expressed through the ballot box. Spain has no foolish dreams." - Francisco Franco

"Gay people who want to marry have no desire to redefine marriage in any way. When women got the right to vote, it did not redefine voting." - Cynthia Nixon

"Models: I'm not voting for you for any stupid magazine list! If you were really that Hot you wouldn't have to beg the world to stuff the ballot." - Daniel Tosh

"I think people that are, you know, voting in the blind are doing a disservice to America by not being better informed." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"The Russians could not have had any impact whatsoever on voting in America, either how they were cast or how they were counted." - Rush Limbaugh

"Politics imagined as direct agency, whether by voting or by participating in politics, you can think you're not political because you don't do anything between elections." - Aleksandar Hemon

"It's very hard to understand when you're not out there but voting somebody off on Survivor almost feels like you're killing them." - Aras Baskauskas

"As a citizen, you need to know how to be a part of it, how to express yourself - and not just by voting." - Sandra Day Oconnor

"Look at the declining television coverage. Look at the declining voting rate. Economics and economic news is what moves the country now, not politics." - Robert Teeter

"Being adequately informed is a democratic duty, just as the vote is a democratic right. A misinformed electorate, voting without knowledge, is not a true democracy." - Jay Griffiths

"I always preach that you have to be active as a citizen no matter what, and some people just voting as an excuse not to do anything." - Lupe Fiasco

"According to the U.S. Census, the most common reason people give for not voting is that they were too busy or had conflicting work or school schedules." - Jeff Miller

"As a citizen, you need to know how to be a part of it, how to express yourself - and not just by voting." - Sandra Day O'Connor

"In the melting pot that is America, inclusive trumps exclusive. Whether it's single women, young adults, or minorities, alienating the rapidly growing voting blocs is not smart politics." - Eliot Spitzer

"In a well-functioning democracy, citizens have the option of voting their political masters out of office. Not so in most companies." - Gary Hamel

"But the way they phrase those things when you get to the voting booth, you don't know which way you're voting, cause it's like, "Should we not eat unbabies not on this not day?" .... So you vote no on it, and then it's on the news the next day. "Well, 74% of Americans have decided it's time to eat babies."" - Kyle Cease

"How do we say, why do you keep voting for people who are giving more tax breaks to billionaires, who are going to send your jobs abroad, not going to let you form a union, not going to allow your kids to go to college? Why do you keep voting for these guys?" - Bernie Sanders

"I think the people should demand accountability on the voting. I think there's no point in voting if you're not gonna demand fairness and be able to verify each vote. And other countries can do this fairly easily. So I don't think you really want democracy if you're not willing to take that first step." - Aaron Mcgruder

"[Marco Rubio] a total non-show senator. I mean, he was elected - he defrauded the people of Florida. He was elected to be a senator. He was elected to go and vote on important matters, and he's all over the country. He's not voting. I mean, he's not voting." - Donald Trump

"The laws that stopped blacks from voting were the worst, because they prevented blacks from voting someone into parliament who could change the other laws. Even though the blacks were the majority of the population, they were still not getting a say." - Nelson Mandela

"I think it's important for fans to be involved in all aspects of the game. We saw the league certainly make that move towards involving fans with pro bowl voting, I'm not sure that fan voting will ever be a part of the Hall of Fame, but it is always interesting to get the perspective of the fans." - Howie Long

"We have now an American political party and a European one. Not all Americans who vote for the European party want to become Europeans. But it doesn't matter because that's what they're voting for. They're voting for dependency, for lack of ambition, and for insolvency." - Harvey Mansfield

"I'm a member of the Recording Academy and I see the way it works and even with the whole voting process it's broken down into specific categories. There are Pop categories and Dance and Rock and Metal and Film and Score and everything else. Basically when you are voting you are urged not to vote in the category that you don't know anything about." - John Petrucci

"If Voting Changed Anything They'd Abolish It" - Ken Livingstone

"Voting is the first duty of democracy." - Lyndon B Johnson

"I'm definitely voting for First Gentleman." - Chelsea Clinton

"I've never disclosed for whom I'm voting." - Max Lucado

"If voting changed anything, they'd abolish it." - Ken Livingstone

"Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting." - Robert Frost

"Voting is an individual, personal thing." - Hill Harper

"Are people who want this kind of progressive change not turning up at polling stations? Are they not voting for progressive representatives? It's hard to put your finger on why we are where we are." - Scarlett Johansson

"People have been voting to choose their leader but their votes were never allowed to COUNT, I will not allow the choice of the people to be subverted by any party, not even APC" - Muhammadu Buhari

"Lord Palmerston: Then you did not vote for me, friend Rowcliffe; you preferred voting for a Tory. William Rowcliffe: I did not vote for you, my Lord, for if I had, I should have voted for a Tory." - Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

"We have seen voters denied their rights in recent elections as they have been incorrectly purged from lists, their absentee votes not counted, and voting machine integrity and security not assured." - Marcy Kaptur

"I'm against voter fraud in any form, and I have long supported a national voter ID card. But ID cards need not - and must not - restrict voting rights in any way, shape or form." - Andrew Young

"Voting for the lesser of two evils is voting for your own enslavement." - Gerald Celente

"Change arises from conviction. Stop voting in fear. Start voting for hope." - George Monbiot

"A worker voting for Mitt Romney is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders," - Richard Trumka

"People that have died 10 years ago are still voting, illegal immigrants are voting." - Donald Trump

"The unconscious democracy of America is a very fine thing. It is a true and deep and instinctive assumption of the equality of citizens, which even voting and elections have not destroyed." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"In the short-run, the market is a voting machine - reflecting a voter-registration test that requires only money, not intelligence or emotional stability - but in the long- run, the market is a weighing machine." - Benjamin Graham

"Democracy is not just voting every 5 years and watching 'Big Brother' in between and wondering why nothing happens. Democracy is what we do and say where we live and work" - Tony Benn

"The politics of envy is the politics of this commandment: "Thou shalt not steal, except by majority vote." It is the politics of two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner." - Gary North

"This voting thing is actually beautiful. Not just necessary - it's a wonderful thing and it makes you powerful. And we've forgotten that in the most negative [president's] campaign in history." - Joss Whedon

"People are discouraged from voting and part of what is important for Latino citizens is to make your voice heard, because you're not just speaking for yourself. You're speaking for family members, friends, classmates of yours in school." - Barack Obama

"It's not true that voting doesn't make a difference. To check out is political suicide. This is especially true for our young black artists. You don't want to inadvertently end up doing someone's bidding." - Darryl Pinckney

"Not for nothing that [Donald] Trump, who himself has had some high unfavorable ratings, distrusted by a significant amount of the population and even a significant amount of the Republican voting electorate is more trusted than the media right now." - Donald Trump

"Don't listen to me. I'm not a politician. I know nothing about politics. But people are cheering when something very bad happens to him [Donald Trump]. So that's got to make you think before voting for him." - Sacha Baron Cohen

"Democracy 2.0. He shudders briefly. I'm not sure about the validity of voting projects at all, these days. The assumption that all people are of equal importance seems frighteningly obsolescent." - Charles Stross

"The definition of throwing your vote away is to go into that voting booth and vote for one of two parties that will not change the direction this country's going in." - Bob Barr

"Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom." - Friedrich Hayek

"Normally when people say they haven't decided, they're being polite but they're definitely not voting for you. I think it's different this time. People are thinking hard about the issues." - David Cameron

"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Every time you choose a perfume, you are voting. And, of course, I hope you vote for me. Not only for my ego, but for my pocketbook. The more you buy, the more money I make." - Oleg Cassini

"Tony Blair faced a massive defection from his own party ranks during voting around the intervention in Iraq. For our present purpose, the point is not that he survived the defection, but that he had to face it." - Stockwell Day

"Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom." - Friedrich August Von Haye

"By and large, our political system has betrayed its promise to each new generation of Filipinos, not a few of whom are voting with their feet, going abroad and leaving that system behind." - Gloria Macapagalarroyo

"Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"Voting has not been tough for me, for the most part, because there's guideposts about what will bring about the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest amount of people." - Michele Bachmann

"I hope that no American will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant." - John F Kennedy

"Internal self-government under a local constitution was authorized by Congress and approved by the residents in 1952, but federal law is supreme in Puerto Rico and residents do not have voting representation in the Congress." - Dick Thornburgh

"Now there is a growing feeling, it's something that David Cameron led on actually, he said this some time ago, that MPs should not be voting on their own pay." - Theresa May

"Anticommunism in its modern form was invented by liberals like Harry Truman, the architect of the national security state. The proportion of the voting population that was not anticommunist in 1961 was miniscule." - Rick Perlstein

"For our white members, voting is something they have done for hundreds of years. But for us, it is not such a traumatic thing, because we have never participated in an election." - Mangosuthu Buthelezi

"We must continue to have voting rights in the state, not to politicize this, but they must have a voice in the rebuilding effort in the community from which they have been displaced." - Marc Morial

"Democratic elections alone do not remedy the crisis of confidence in government. Moreover, there is no viable justification for a democratic system in which public participation is limited to voting." - Beth Simone Noveck

"Voting is not only our right, it is our power. When we vote, we take back our power to choose, to speak up, and to stand with those who support us and each other." - Loung Ung

"Don't make the mistake, America, of voting for Barack Obama who, by the way, does not come out of the American black experience and everything white Americans feel guilty about. He's a Hawaiian born in 1961." - Ann Coulter

"As far as [Bernie] Sanders is concerned, he's probably the most honest of all of them. But we have to be careful, because this is the most important election [2016] in the history of this country; because you're not just voting for a president, you're voting for the person who can take America totally down! America will never be great as she once was, again, but she can survive if she does the right thing." - Louis Farrakhan

"Democracy is four wolves and a sheep voting on dinner." - Robert A Heinlein

"Voting is the foundation stone for political action." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"If voting could actually change anything, it would be illegal." - Noam Chomsky

"If voting changed anything, it would be illegal." - George Carlin

"Voting for the right is doing nothing for it." - Henry David Thoreau

"If voting made any difference, it would be illegal," - Philip Berrigan

"If voting could change anything, it would be illegal." - Jello Biafra

"I don't feel comfortable voting for Hillary Clinton." - Glenn Beck

"I don't feel comfortable voting for Donald Trump." - Glenn Beck

"If voting could change things, it would be illegal." - Saying

"There is nothing patriotic about voting for Brexit." - Ruth Davidson

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal." - Emma Goldman

"I can make them voting machines sing Home Sweet Home." - Earl Long

"Oh no, the dead have risen and they're voting Republican." - Yeardley Smith

"I don't vote. I don't do no voting." - Kendrick Lamar

"A Black man voting for the Republicans makes about as much sense as a chicken voting for Col. Sanders," - J C Watts

"Voting is not an act of political freedom. It is an act of political conformity. Those who refuse to vote are not expressing silence. They are screaming in the politician's ear: 'You do not represent me. This is not a process in which my voice matters. I do not believe you.'" - Wendy McElroy

"A nation that does not read much does not know much. And a nation that does not know much is more likely to make poor choices in the home, the marketplace, the jury box, and the voting booth. And those decisions ultimately affect the entire nation...the literate and illiterate." - Jim Trelease

"Senate has to advise and consent. That doesn't mean you have to vote yes; you can vote no. It's not a rubber stamp. But what these guys are doing is, "Wait a minute, we don't have to vote yes or no, and maybe we can trick our voters into not holding us accountable for not voting yes or no."" - Tim Kaine

"All of us in a bipartisan manner went out of our way to explain to the voters how our election systems are secure, the fact that voting systems are not connected to the Internet - not the machines that we use to mark ballots, not the machines that we use to count ballots, the fact that our election counting procedures are very transparent." - Audie Cornish

"A majority vote is not an epistemological validation of an idea. Voting is merely a proper political device-within a strictly, constitutionall y delimited sphere of action-for choosing the practical means of implementing a society's basic principles. But those principles are not determined by vote." - Ayn Rand

"A majority vote is not an epistemological validation of an idea. Voting is merely a proper political device-within a strictly, constitutionall y delimited sphere of action-for choosing the practical means of implementing a society's basic principles. But those principles are not determined by vote." - Ayn Rand

"I am not sure that we would always want 16-year-olds to do all the things they can do. I am afraid that I do not agree with the hon. Gentleman on the voting age. I think that it should remain as it is." - Tony Blair

"I've kind of come to a place to where I don't really condemn anyone for what their conscience tells them to do because I'm not happy with my choice that I'm making personally on, you know, not voting for somebody that I think can win." - Glenn Beck

"Marriage equality is a very middle-class issue and voting rights is a very working-class issue. If you do not vote, who are you speaking for? Who will be the next Fannie Lou Hamer? If not you or someone you know, then who?" - Darryl Pinckney

"Not voting is one of the worst things that could happen in our community. You can vote for whoever you want to, but choosing not to vote spits in the face of our ancestors who fought for our right to vote." - Otis Moss III

"Voting to go on strike is not a decision working people take lightly and is always accompanied by a strong sense of injustice at work. The impact of losing a day's pay is significant, not least for those in the lowest paid jobs who are already on the tightest budgets." - Frances Ogrady

"Voting to go on strike is not a decision working people take lightly and is always accompanied by a strong sense of injustice at work. The impact of losing a day's pay is significant, not least for those in the lowest paid jobs who are already on the tightest budgets." - Frances O'Grady

"I never expected the movement against globalization and corporate rule to mushroom as quickly as it has, either. And right now the strongest electoral arm of that movement is the Green Party. I try to stress to people cynical about voting that the Greens are the most effective electoral arm of the so-called Spirit of Seattle, and it's great fun to cause trouble in the streets, but that's not going to accomplish much without insurrection in the voting booth at the same time." - Jello Biafra

"People who think I'm gay, some part of me thinks it's wonderful. Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I'm gay, and I say, 'So what does it matter if I am? So be it. I hope you are not voting for me because you are making the presumption that I'm straight.'" - Cory Booker

"We need efforts to integrate the nation, not divide it. The 2014 elections is about voting for India. It is to decide what kind of India we want to create. So Vote for India. Neither for a person, nor for a party, let us Vote for India." - Narendra Modi

"There is one central characteristic of anarchism on the matter of means, and that central principle is a principle of direct action - of not going through the forms that the society offers you, of representative government, of voting, of legislation, but directly taking power." - Howard Zinn

"Well, first of all, I think that a lot of the voters who are voting for the tea party candidates have really good impulses. That is, they believe that for years and years and years, the people with wealth and power or government power have done well and ordinary people have not. That's true." - Bill Clinton

"I think we're all enmeshed in this political system that is devoted to controlling reproduction. You didn't invent it; I didn't invent it. Thirty percent of us are trying to preserve it, and 70 percent are trying to change it. We're not active enough or voting enough or mad enough." - Gloria Steinem

"Voting is a meaningless exercise. I'm not going to waste my time with it. These parties, these politicians are given to us as a way of making us feel we have freedom of choice. But we don't. Everything is done to you in this country." - George Carlin

"[T]he democratic principle of "one man, one vote," viewed against a background of voting masses numbering several millions, only serves to demonstrate the pitiful helplessness of the inarticulate individual, who functions at the polls as the smallest indivisible arithmetical (and not always algebraic) unit. He acts in total anonymity, secrecy and legal irresponsibility." - Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

"And that's my message to voters, this isn't about Barack, it's not about person on that ballot - its about you. And for most of the people we are talking to [blacks], a Democratic ticket is the clear ticket that we should be voting on, regardless of who said what or did this - that shouldn't even come into the equation." - Michelle Obama

"The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected. To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery, for slavery consists in being subject to the will of another, and he that has not a vote in the election of representatives is in this case." - Thomas Paine

"It would conduce to national progress and save a great deal of time and trouble if we cultivated the habit of never supporting the resolutions either by speaking or voting for them if we had not either the intention or the ability to carry them out." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I was the second-best player in high school. I was the second pick in the draft. I've been second in the MVP voting three times. I came in second in the Finals. I'm tired of being second. I'm not going to settle for that. I'm done with it." - Kevin Durant

"What does calling this medical care legislation "historic" mean? It means that previous administrations gave up the idea when it became clear that the voting public did not want government control of medical care. What is "historic" is that this will be the first administration to show that it doesn't care one bit what the public wants or doesn't want." - Thomas Sowell

"New Rule: Gay marriage won't lead to dog marriage. It is not a slippery slope to rampant inter-species coupling. When women got the right to vote, it didn't lead to hamsters voting. No court has extended the equal protection clause to salmon. And for the record, all marriages are "same sex" marriages. You get married, and every night, it's the same sex." - Bill Maher

"In other words, the market is not a weighing machine, on which the value of each issue is recorded by an exact and impersonal mechanism, in accordance with its specific qualities. Rather should we say that the market is a voting machine, whereon countless individuals register choices which are the product partly of reason and partly of emotion." - Benjamin Graham



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