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Voting Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Voting

Please enjoy these Voting Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

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

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Voting is an expression of three key life principles -
CHOICE, INTENT, and ACTION.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

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

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

Voting is a civic sacrament.
- Theodore Hesburgh

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When I have to choose between voting for the people
or the special interests,
I always stick with the special interests.
They remember.
The people forget.
- Henry F. Ashurst

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

I believe that voting is the first act of building
a community as well as building a country.
- John Ensign

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

Spaniards have always shown great maturity and great
common sense when it comes to voting.
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship
is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later;
in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.
- Charles Bukowski

No matter what name we give it or how we judge it,
a candidate's character is central to political reporting
because it is central to a citizen's decision in voting.
- Roger Mudd

Voting is a right best exercised by people who have
taken time to learn about the issues.
- Tony Snow

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

It's a complicated set of opinions that women bring to the voting booth.
- Eleanor Clift

Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into
the principle of the consent of the governed.
- DeForest Soaries

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

So that they can actually make it known to the American
people before they vote what they're voting for.
- Betty Hill

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

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

Why do the people humiliate themselves by voting? I
didn't vote because I have dignity.
If I had closed my nose and voted for one of them,
I would spit on my own face.
- Oriana Fallaci

American youth attributes much more importance to arriving
at driver's license age than at voting age.
- Marshall McLuhan

It was the biggest suppression of voting rights in
our country's history since Jim Crow.
And the thread of race runs from the beginning to the end of my book.
- Sidney Blumenthal

If American women would increase their voting turnout by ten percent,
I think we would see an end to all of the budget cuts
in programs benefiting women and children.
- Coretta Scott King

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

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

It's absolutely absurd to even consider voting on Sunday alcohol sales.
I am opposed to alcohol period.
It doesn't do anybody any good in the long run.
It's a dangerous drug.
- John Hunter

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm totally down with insurrection in the street.
I've had a great time with that over the years.
Insurrection in the voting booth is the other part of the equation.
- Jello Biafra

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

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was indeed a vital instrument of democracy,
ensuring the integrity and reliability of a democratic
process that we as a Country hold so dear.
- Charles Rangel

Touch screen voting is a fine thing so long as they
have a voter-verified paper trail.
- Joan Blades

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and
a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
- James Bovard

The failure in Ohio to have adequate voting capacity
for the people who were registered and eligible to
vote was an absolute denial of their right to vote.
- Carol Moseley Braun

Voting is the most precious right of every citizen,
and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.
- Hillary Clinton

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

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

As people do better, they start voting like Republicans -
unless they have too much education and vote Democratic,
which proves there can be too much of a good thing.
- Karl Rove

Well, I was a very strong opponent of the war,
in fact, one of those who went door to door to my colleagues
and thus achieved 60 percent of the Democrats voting no against this war.
- Jan Schakowsky

Don't forget to vote for Bill Clinton and Al Gore.
Stay home if you're voting for Dole.
- Eleanor Mondale

I am sure that every one of my colleagues -
Democrat,
Republican, and Independent - agrees with that statement.
That in the voting booth, every one is equal.
- Barbara Boxer

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

It is an honor to be awarded with such a high rating
from an organization as well respected as the NAACP.
I am pleased that the oldest and largest civil rights
organization in the nation,
has recognized my voting record.
- Joe Baca

The American people are going to judge the majority party here today.
If they go out here and vote for this rule that allows
this provision to be stricken,
they are voting against the men and women in the military of our country.
- Norm Dicks

It is a sign of the times that the absence of meaningful
ID requirements in many states leaves our voting process
vulnerable to fraud and allows legal votes to be cancelled
out by illegally cast ballots.
- Virgil Goode

We have no basis for having a recall of any particular
type of voting equipment because there are no standards.
And when we do have standards, even these standards
are required to be voluntary.
- DeForest Soaries

If there is a nuclear tactic being used here,
I submit it is the use of that obstruction where a
willful minority blocks a bipartisan majority from
voting on the President's judicial nominees.
- John Cornyn

Truth is, we offered it to Tom Hanks,
which pretty much every movie in America does,
but Tom passed.
Billy Bob said that Hanks recently called and said
he's voting for all of us for Oscars,
he loved the film.
- Peter Berg

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 try hard to convince them it's important -
but there's a history of discomfort with minorities
voting in some parts of this country,
so most especially the older people have to get accustomed to it.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

If U.S.
national sovereignty continues, it is only as a state
that Puerto Rico will have permanent 10th Amendment
powers over its non-federal affairs,
as well as voting power in Congress.
- Dick Thornburgh

Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike -
need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides.
We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
- Elijah Cummings

I think it's very clear that the American people are
frustrated with this move toward socialism.
And so whether you're back or white,
if you believe that the conservative construct is in
the best interest of our future,
than you too would be voting with Republicans,
and if you had the opportunity to run you'd join us as well.
- Tim Scott

The act of voting by ordinary Iraqis in the face of
extreme danger confirms President Bush's belief that people around the globe,
when given a chance, will choose liberty and democracy
over enslavement and tyranny.
- John Ensign

Parts of the Voting Rights Act are due to expire next
year if Congress doesn't extend them,
including the section that guarantees that voting rights
will be protected by the federal government.
- Marty Meehan

President Bush remained undeterred by the massive display of American opposition,
even though much of it came from the hundreds of thousands
of voters who supported him by voting for Nader.
- Jon Stewart

Of course voting is useful.
But then again, I don't put a big glow to it.
Voting is about as essential as washing yourself.
It's something you're supposed to do.
Now, you can't go around bragging, expecting to get props because you voted.
That's stupid.
- Chuck D. *q

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

We are scheduled to meet this year fewer days than
any Congress since at least 1948.
And that is even before I was born.
So far, we are in the 123rd day of this year,
and yet we have only had 26 voting days in this body.
That is a shame.
- Jim Cooper

I'm voting for Gore because the other is unthinkable.
Which most of us will probably do.
I hope all of us.
I've always liked Ralph Nader and would like to see a real third party,
but the thought of George Bush as president is unthinkable.
- Richard Gere

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

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 Hayek

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


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