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''I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower.'' ''Oh yeah, well I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower TWICE!''
~ Ken Kesey

 

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A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.
~ O. Henry

 

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All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
~ John Quincy Adams

 

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Among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.
~ Abraham Lincoln

 

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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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Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.
~ H. L. Mencken

 

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Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
~ Gore Vidal

 

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In times of stress and strain, people will vote.
~ Anonymous

 

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It makes no difference whom you vote for -- the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people.
~ Gore Vidal

 

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

 

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No matter whom you vote for, the Government always gets in.
~ Anonymous

 

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Our elections are free -- it's in the results where eventually we pay.
~ Bill Stern

 

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Perhaps America will one day go fascist democratically, by popular vote.
~ William L. Shirer

 

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Suffrage is the pivotal right.
~ Susan B. Anthony

 

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The average man votes below himself; he votes with half a mind or a hundredth part of one. A man ought to vote with the whole of himself, as he worships or gets married. A man ought to vote with his head and heart, his soul and stomach, his eye for faces and his ear for music; also (when sufficiently provoked) with his hands and feet. If he has ever seen a fine sunset, the crimson color of it should creep into his vote. The question is not so much whether only a minority of the electorate votes. The point is that only a minority of the voter votes.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
~ Abraham Lincoln

 

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The effort to calculate exactly what the voters want at each particular moment leaves out of account the fact that when they are troubled the thing the voters most want is to be told what to want.
~ Walter Lippmann

 

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The fact that a man is to vote forces him to think. You may preach to a congregation by the year and not affect its thought because it is not called upon for definite action. But throw your subject into a campaign and it becomes a challenge.
~ John Jay Chapman

 

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The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

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