Quotes by elections
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Franklin P. Adams
American journalist, humorist 1881-1960
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
American writer and criticus 1925-
Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
Beth Simone Noveck
American professor 1971-
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.
Iraqi politician 1944-2015
Do not seek to find a reason why elections are not possible. Seek to make them possible, and they will be possible.
American journalist 1968-
Education has not traditionally been a large concern in presidential elections, presumably because the president does not run schools.
Bradley A. Smith
American law professor 1958-
Elections are a competition with only one winner. Giving more money to the opponent every time one speaks on behalf of a favored candidate discourages the speech that triggers the matching funds.
English politician 1940-
Elections are also about the future - the pledges that we are making for this country. For those who care about equality and fairness in the UK, and beyond, Labour really is the only choice.
Gerald F. Lieberman
Elections are held to delude the populace into believing that they are participating in government.
Robert F. Kennedy
American Senator 1925-1968
Elections remind us not only of the rights but the responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Iranian politician and writer 1934-2017
I think the elections have gone well, although there is so much insecurity in Iraq. So far during the counting of ballots, there has not been a significant complaint. We have to wait to see what the outcome of the counting is.
American civil rights activist, Baptist minister and talk show host 1954-
I was there during the first elections in South Africa. I watched them take down the apartheid flag and raise the new flag.
American politician 1940-
In America, unlike England, unlike Israel, unlike Japan, other democracies, we have elections that have staggered terms.
Icelandic singer, songwriter and actress 1965-
In elections in Iceland, I have always been an abstainer. It seems like politics is such a small bundle of self-important people, who don't have much to do with things I'm interested in.
Georgian politician, billionaire businessman and philanthropist 1956-
It was not my wish to come into politics. I was not a public person; I preferred to spend my birthdays with family and friends. But the 2008 elections were fraudulent, so I decided to finance the opposition to make them stronger.
American physician, businessman and politician 1952-
Just two weeks ago, millions of Iraqis defied the threats of terrorists and went to the polls to determine their own future. I congratulate the Iraqi people for the courage they've shown in making these elections so successful.
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