Quotes: elections

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  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
  • 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.
  • Ahmed Chalabi
    Ahmed Chalabi
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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.
  • Campbell Brown
    Campbell Brown
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    Education has not traditionally been a large concern in presidential elections, presumably because the president does not run schools.
  • 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.
  • Anne Campbell
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    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
    Gerald F. Lieberman
    American writer
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    Elections are held to delude the populace into believing that they are participating in government.
  • Franklin P. Adams
    Franklin P. Adams
    American journalist, humorist 1881-1960
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    Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
  • 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.
  • Al Sharpton
    Al Sharpton
    American civil rights activist, Baptist minister and talk show host 1954-
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    I was there during the first elections in South Africa. I watched them take down the apartheid flag and raise the new flag.
  • Barney Frank
    Barney Frank
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    In America, unlike England, unlike Israel, unlike Japan, other democracies, we have elections that have staggered terms.
  • Bjork
    Bjork
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    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.
  • 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.
  • Bill Frist
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    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.
  • Network technology has irrevocably changed campaigning and elections. It has the potential to transform governance and the workings of our democracy for the better.
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