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Voting In Election Quotes


"In the next election, I'm voting for your mom to be the next God." - David Levithan

"Last month, the Iraqi people went to the polls, voting in their first free election in more than 50 years." - John M Mchugh

"We need election reform because our elections are being stolen. And these huge powerful voting machine vending companies have privatized the election process in our country." - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

"The idea of an election is much more interesting to me than the election itself...The act of voting is in itself the defining moment." - Jeff Melvoin

"The next time they give you all that civic bullshit about voting, keep in mind that Hitler was elected in a full, free democratic election" - George Carlin

"I'm surprised John Lewis didn't invoke the suppression of voting rights in this election [2016]. I still think it's one of the most underreported stories." - Katrina vanden Heuvel

"It is important that the Iraqi people have confidence in the election results and that the voting process, including the process for vote counting, is free and fair." - Zalmay Khalilzad

"I think we need to start with Philadelphia and make sure that we actually get some election reform in Philadelphia. Actually, a recent election was thrown out by a federal judge because of corruption with the voting process in Philadelphia." - Patrick Mchenry

"I believe in the critical importance of participating in the political system - from voting to standing for election. It's both rewarding and necessary that men and women of good will and clear thinking engage in honest, open debate." - Michael Nutter

"The key to winning any general election in the USA is to excite your base and then expand your base - get independent voters and voters who haven't been voting for your party to come to your party." - Rand Paul

"You may be pretty or plain, heavy or thin, gay or straight, poor or rich. But remember this: In an election, every voice is equally powerful - don't underestimate your vote. Voting is the great equalizer." - Maya Angelou

"History is a way of interpreting, rather than, say, knowing, the past. It is usually a set of disputes between those who have access to the same sources. It depends on ideology as much as voting in an election does." - Colm Toibin

"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

"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

"There's a lot of fuss on the Left about election irregularities, like, you know, the voting machines were tampered with, they didn't count the votes right, and so on. That's all accurate and of some importance, but of far more importance is the fact that elections just don't take place, not in any meaningful sense of the term 'election.'" - Noam Chomsky

"Communism is a form of government under which every citizen at election time enjoys the privilege of voting Yes." - Evan Esar

"Vote in a national election." - Bill Vaughan

"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

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

"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

"Republicans are systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting. What part of democracy are they afraid of? I call on Republicans at all levels of government, with all manner of ambition, to stop fear mongering about a phantom epidemic of election fraud. I'm calling for universal, automatic voter registration, every citizen in every state in the union." - Greg Gutfeld

"Voting in this country has essentially been relegated to a very fledging group of election officials, who receive no training and operate on shoestring budgets on one hand, and political consultants whose job is to get their candidates elected on the other. And when you have that kind of scenario, it's really hard to describe yourself as a vibrant democracy. It's an embarrassment." - Deforest Soaries

"I feel really urgent about this election. This is the first time in my voting life that I feel not only passionate about my candidate, but also that the alternative would be catastrophic. I want to help the best candidate win." - Natalie Portman

"Thanks to guys like Boss Tweed, famous for saying, 'I don't give a damn who does the voting, as long as I do the nominating,' there hasn't been an honest election in the USA since sometime around the War Between the States." - L Neil Smith

"I always stand out by the voting lines on Election Day, and I can't tell you how many people say, 'I've never voted for a Democrat in my life, but I'm splitting my ticket for you.' They're more engaged and thoughtful than we give them credit for." - Wendy Davis

"Across the nation, the election protection movement attracts ordinary citizens who educate their neighbors about their voting systems and the private companies that built and run them." - Mimi Kennedy

"What I would advise, what I advised before the election, and what I will continue to advise after the election, is that elections matter; voting matters; organizing matters; being informed on the issues matter." - Barack Obama

"In any election year, Washington vibrates early." - Shirley Temple

"In an election, there are no kings." - Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Sc

"I want people of faith on my side, not just voting on election day but by hoisting me up by getting down on your knees and lifting me up in prayer. Those who have a different view of things are already organizing...Will you stand in the gap with those of us who believe there's a God, and a God who is strong? We can stand in the gap together and speak about issues we believe in and we will be victorious." - Rick Perry

"I intend to talk about race during this election in the South because the Republicans have been talking about it since 1968 in order to divide us. And I'm going to bring us together. Because you know what? You know what? White folks in the South who drive pickup trucks with Confederate flag decals in the back ought to be voting with us and not them, because their kids don't have health insurance either and their kids need better schools too." - Howard Dean

"The Sunni Arabs began to realize that they had made a huge mistake by not voting in the election of 2005 and by not being part of the new Iraq. They had reasons for this: They were effected by the disestablishment of the military and by de-Baathification (the dismantling of Saddam Hussein's party) in winter 2007-2007. They increasingly recognized that their future lay in being part of the solution rather than a continuing part of the problem." - David Petraeus

"I have an idea about voting, how about on every ballot we include "None of the above". People may laugh at that, but what that is, it is a vote of no confidence in your government and I'm willing to bet that in some elections, 'None of the Above' would win. Imagine if you won the election but lost to 'None of the Above'. Wouldn't that make you re-think your positions?" - Jesse Ventura

"Legislators could easily be out-voted if people voted in midterm elections. The fact that we don't talk about all this stuff [ abortion rights, LGBTQ rights, or voting rights] very much because Donald Trump and the general election is sucking all the air out of the room - if people aren't paying attention to their state, they're certainly not paying attention to what's happening in other states." - Lizz Winstead

"We have Americans who are voting for someone in whom they have confidence, about whom they have hope, because at after the election 2016 whoever wins is going to have to govern. And when you look at the tenor of this campaign, and when you look at the way people feel about these candidates and how partisan our country is for starters, how does the winner govern? I mean that's the real, real problem." - Frank Bruni

"What's blinking red on my radar is the fact that for people who prioritize abortion rights, LGBTQ rights, or voting rights, those things are coming out of state legislatures, and some of the laws on reproduction stuff is coming out of city council, and so what's getting at me is the fact that there's just a fundamental lack of understanding that these laws are happening and being created by people who often won by ten votes in a midterm election." - Lizz Winstead

"In any election, it's important that the public perceives that the election is held fairly." - Avi Rubin

"Remember, we`re competing in a rigged election [2016]. This is a rigged election, folks." - Donald Trump

"I always lose the election in the polls, and I always win it on election day." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"In any election, it's important that the public perceive that the election is held fairly." - Avi Rubin

"I have consistently made it very clear that I will vote a straight Democratic ticket, just like I do every election. From the local Constable to the President, I will be voting for every Democrat on the ballot." - Henry Cuellar

"Widespread use of online voting will create the potential for abuse that will make the problems inherent in e-voting pale in comparison." - Bob Barr

"When public access to voting is impaired or when public confidence in voting is diluted, democracy suffers and our freedom is less secure." - Deforest Soaries

"Mark in what order: first, our calling; then, our election; not beginning with our election first. By our calling, arguing our election." - Joseph Hall

"This election result has increased people's faith in democracy." - Narendra Modi

"Race is still the No. 1 determinant in every election." - Nate Silver

"The 2000 election exposed some ugly history in our country." - Donna Brazile

"In an election, one needs both hope and audacity." - Francois Hollande

"But did you know that during the past quarter century, no presidential election has been won by more than ten million ballots cast? Yet every federal election during the same time period had at least one hundred million people of voting age who did not bother to vote!" - Andy Andrews

"When you enter the voting booth, don't leave your Christianity in the parking lot." - R C Sproul

"If the colored people made a mistake in voting for me, they ought to correct it." - Woodrow Wilson

"There are more Negroes in jail with me than there are on the voting rolls." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We reject: kings, presidents and voting. We believe in: rough consensus and running code." - David D. Clark

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

"We live in a country where voting rights get gutted but Sharknado gets a sequel." - John Fugelsang

"We reject: kings, presidents and voting. We believe in: rough consensus and running code." - David D. Clark

"A wasted vote is voting for someone that you don't believe in" - Gary Johnson

"From casting to counting, our votes must be better protected in all voting systems." - Mimi Kennedy

"Voting is fundamental in our democracy. It has yielded enormous returns." - Arlen Specter

"The Cook Political Report now predicting senate democrats are poised to pick up five to seven seats, which would give them the majority. Pointing out the history shows that races in the Toss Up column never split down the middle, one party tends to win the lion`s share of them. With two weeks to Election Day, there`s not enough time for republicans to recover toss-up seats in states where Hillary Clinton is currently leading, considering this, early voting is under way, and [Donald]Trump won`t be any help especially since his campaign doesn`t really have a ground game to speak of." - Chris Hayes

"Millions of voites are thrown out in election after election in this country. Now that's a story." - Andrew Lack

"Since all signs indicate that we shouldn't participate in this election, participating in the election has no meaning." - Mohammad Khatami

"If everybody that voted in 2008 shows up in 2010, we will win this election. We will win this election." - Barack Obama

"The worst thing we can do is to assume that the Electoral College [voting] resulting in the election of Donald Trump represents a mandate. It does not. He did not get the majority of the popular vote; that went to Hillary Clinton. That means those votes represent the consciousness of the nation, which is that abortion should be legal, that contraception and family planning are health issues and prevention, that a woman's right to reproductive privacy is the law of the land and should remain such." - Willie Parker

"I'm up for re-election in 2014, and yes I do plan to run for re-election." - Kay Hagan

"In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run it is a weighing machine." - Benjamin Graham

"Voting is one of the few things where boycotting in protest clearly makes the problem worse rather than better." - Jane Bowles

"The only problem with voting is no matter who you vote for the government always gets in." - Andrew Napolitano

"In America, one of our challenges, historically, is that we have very low voting rates, even during presidential elections." - Barack Obama

"Boycotting the referendum is a possible option ... because we believe that participating in the voting might be a useless act." - Saleh al-Mutlaq

"Historically, the responsibility for voting on the debt limit has gone to the party in the majority." - Jacob Lew

"As long as Florida remains a swing state, Cuban exiles in Florida will remain a very powerful voting bloc." - Joshua A Tucker

"I think it's difficult for members of Congress to be as independent as they need to be in their voting." - Jim Moran

"Democrats in Louisville were led by Courier-Journal editor Henry Watterson and were implacably opposed to blacks voting." - Rand Paul

"I think voting for the lesser of two evils in game theory always leads to more evil." - Penn Jillette

"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

"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

"The problem with voting is that because your individual vote makes very little difference, you're voting with a mass of others, you have very little incentive to take care in carefully considering what your vote would mean." - Jason Brennan

"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

"Beyond that, states had to also have electronic voting machines that made it possible for people who are physically handicapped to vote in private... and the computerized voting machine made it very easy for, particularly, the blind." - Deforest Soaries

"The 2004 Election marks the first time in modern political history that Republican voter turnout matched Democratic turnout in a presidential election year." - Jeff Miller

"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

"Winning an award is a great feeling but winning the Vodafone Crossword Popular Choice Award is particularly exhilarating because it is based upon public voting. I find it a strange quirk of fate that Chanakya's Chant, a political tale, should end up winning an election!" - Ashwin Sanghi

"I haven't left my house in days. I watch the news channels incessantly. All the news stories are about the election; all the commercials are Viagra and Cialis. Election, erection, election, erection! Either way we're screwed!" - Bette Midler

"Election victories are a harvest. You plant the seed. For months or years, you water and tend them. In the election season, you reap the harvest." - Edward Brooke

"Well, so be it. Nothing's perfect in life, so you have an election that's not quite perfect. Is it better than not having an election? You bet." - Donald Rumsfeld

"Trustworthiness is the thing that you need the most going to a presidential election. Honest and trustworthy is one of the main questions in any presidential election." - Dana Perino

"During the election in 1989, there was the first Soviet election with alternative candidates to local government. I myself arranged special training for them." - Anatoly Chubais

"Responsibility for overseeing the implementation of election law typically resides with partisan officials, many with public stakes in the election outcome." - Thomas E Mann

"Most pundits regard an election year session as an opportunity for the two parties to frame issues and garner political advantage in advance of the approaching election." - Bob Ehrlich

"It was a presidential election year, and as a member of a consortium of Ivy League radio stations, we participated in 'network' coverage of election night." - Andrea Mitchell

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

"This is a frightening statistic. More people vote in 'American Idol' than in any US election." - Rush Limbaugh

"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

"What a glorious time they must have in that wilderness, far from mankind and election day!" - Henry David Thoreau

"President Obama was the first president not to abide by the limits in the general election." - David Brooks

"We've got to be willing to lose the primary in order to win the general election." - Jeb Bush

"Even Jesus Christ cannot conduct a free and fair election in Nigeria." - Olusegun Obasanjo

"The election of Hoover...should result in continued prosperity for 1929." - Roger Babson

"In a year of re-election he was desperate to impress." - Rod Stewart

"The Labour Party's election manifesto is the longest suicide note in history." - Greg Knight

"I can`t think of an election that is more important, certainly in my lifetime." - Hillary Clinton

"I know that the politics around trade can be very difficult - especially in an election year." - Barack Obama

"Republican candidates have won whites with college degrees in every presidential election since polling began." - Mara Liasson

"You see a lot of anger in the streets , demonstrations every night since the election [2016]." - George Stephanopoulos

"In my opinion, people that go against the election are going against America." - Jim Brown

"The election of [Herbert] Hoover... should result in continued prosperity for 1929." - Roger Babson

"If I kissed my wife in public, I'd lose the next election." - Yoweri Museveni

"The Democratic Party is getting very angry, and that came through clearly in this election." - Ed Gillespie

"I think religion played a huge part in Bush's re-election." - Tracy Chapman

"It's not clear in the U.S. at the moment, either. We're going through another election." - Bob Kerrey

"Polling in a general election is pretty accurate, because turnout is usually high." - Ken Livingstone

"I was elected to the Diet in the same way as at every parliamentary election." - Fritz Sauckel

"I'm into politics - I'm interested in the election and how pissed off people get." - Pauly Shore

"The 2014 election was not a repudiation of government in general." - Chuck Schumer

"Every four years in the presidential election, some new precedent is broken." - Nate Silver

"Issues of foreign policy have a place in every election for President." - Barbra Streisand

"I don't think there is anything more bitter in American politics than a close election." - Danny Strong

"You have to remember that in a state like Florida, independent voters will decide the election." - Jeb Bush

"Explosion of positive rights started in 1932 with the election of Roosevelt." - P J Orourke

"I'm not even reading about the U.S. election, I'm just totally involved in the Canadian one." - Samantha Bee

"In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it's a sport." - Dick Gregory

"Sometimes, people forget my record of fiscal conservatism on major issues in the state legislature. The greatest example is my voting against the pension borrowing scheme in 1997." - Leonard Lance

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

"I was the Secretary of State of New Jersey in November 2000. I paid careful attention to the challenges that stemmed from inadequate voting systems in various places." - Deforest Soaries

"On my travels around the world, I've met people in countries where democracy doesn't exist and if it does, they are intimidated into voting in a certain way." - Ross Kemp

"I spent many years working for voting rights, but we still see sophisticated efforts, led by white officials, to disenfranchise black voters in local and national elections." - Edward Brooke

"Voting is actually an exercise in futility and only used to convey false credibility to a controlled political system totally divorced from the people" - Ron Holland

"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

"The people voting for the Oscars are so old. I haven't seen one Academy Award voter with a tampon in her purse." - Joan Rivers

"You should vote for Neoprene Byzantine in the Hot Hundred, they're really sweet guys and that Moscow song is just wow! Hurry guys voting closes really soon mwah!" - Taylor Swift

"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

"Did you know that we are the only people in the United States who have to have their voting rights okayed every couple of years?" - Whoopi Goldberg

"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

"It is preposterous to believe that the Russians had any effect on the outcome of voting in America. It's absurd. There is no evidence." - Rush Limbaugh

"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

"I'd like to think that in a generation or two we'll have politicians whose life experience reflects that of the people who are voting for them." - Billy Bragg

"Actually, voting in countries like Indonesia is unpatriotic, as it only legitimizes the regime, which serves foreign political and economic interests, as well as those totally prostituted 'elites'." - Andre Vltchek

"I won't be voting for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton either, both are too flawed in my opinion to be allowed near the Oval Office." - Christopher Michael Cillizza

"Blacks have no rights - in fact they were three - fifths human according to the constitution to give slave owners more voting rights. So that's African Americans." - Noam Chomsky

"Yet we have a voting system that forbids us from actually bringing our values into our vote, which is, in my view, quite a disaster." - Jill Stein

"I think we should keep voting, I think we should keep supporting things that we believe in. I don't think we ought to just quit." - Charlie Daniels

"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

"People tend to favor the underdog, like in the movies we favor the underdog, but when it comes to voting, we vote for the bully. It's so strange." - Jon Gnarr

"Low oil prices played a part in a major move by Congress voting to end the 40-year-old ban on exporting American crude oil." - Ari Shapiro

"Feingold won big after voting against the Iraq war and Bush's tax cuts, and having cast the lone vote in the Senate against the Patriot Act" - Russ Feingold

"Senator Marco 'amnesty' Rubio, who has worst voting record in Senate, just hit me on national security - but I said don't go into Iraq." - Donald Trump



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