Vote Quotes by Bernie Sanders, George Carlin, Mike Huckabee, Eric Massa, James Madison, Dana Perino and many others.
Your story is for – voting for every disastrous trade agreement, and voting for corporate America. Did I vote against the Wall Street bailout?
I don’t vote. We’re led to believe we’re free through the exercise of ineffective freedoms.
I think that, that it would be hard for New Hampshire to vote for somebody who was a fundamentalist minister, affable as he is. He does seem to actually want to write, for example, a prohibition against abortion into the Constitution , which Ronald Reagan, for all his talking about it, never tried to do one time.
I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district if I actually think what I am doing is going to be helpful.
These considerations and many others that might be mentioned prove, and experience confirms it, that artisans and manufacturers will commonly be disposed to bestow their votes on merchants.
Even before the hearings that led to confirmation of Chief Justice Roberts, senators were saying they were reserving judgment on how they would vote until they got to know him better at the hearings.
Voting is a very scary arena to be in, but I do vote. I go in there and pull the lever. It’s kind of like pulling the lever and watching the trap door fall out from beneath you. Why should we trust any of these people? None of them ever deliver on anything. It’s always disappointing.
You’ve got to vote for someone. It’s a shame, but it’s got to be done.
I do most of my work with kids. They are the very foundation of our future. We are so incredibly disrespectful to them in America in every way because they can’t vote.
As a legislator, I saw how effective I could be by being transparent, posting and explaining all of my votes.
There’s an old rule of thumb in politics that 90 percent of all 90 year-olds vote and 25 percent of all 25 year-olds vote.
Democracy is four wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
I do believe life begins at conception. The very first time I ran for election, I took out an editorial in the local newspaper and said ‘look I am a democrat. (But) on this issue, because I see it as a human rights issue, if you wanted me to vote to promote that I wouldn’t be able to do that.
I like marijuana because it keeps me from killing people. And I think there are a lot of people out there who are just like me. The reason it’s not legal is because most people get up in the morning and get high, then forget to go out and vote for it.
And if you like 14.4 percent unemployment, if you like the fact that 70 percent of home mortgages in Nevada are underwater, then stay the course. Vote for Harry Reid
We focused so much on saying, “Don’t vote for them and here’s why” and we didn’t tell the American people “Vote for us and here’s why.”
Economic opportunities will win the women’s vote.
Our Founders warned against this. They said don’t… that your liberty is only as secure as the people are. Because once they, um, get the ability to vote themselves entitlements from the largesse of the government, liberty is done; freedom is over with. We were warned. We are there.
I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me. And the one guy who didn’t vote for me, thank you, too.
We have to get back down to basics. We have to start organizing at the neighborhood level to get people educated to vote.
It’s sad that we vote for and elect officials to run our state, run our country, over social issues. I don’t believe they belong in politics.
Since 1900, only three other [than Donald Trump ] presidents have won the White House with a smaller percentage of the popular vote. Woodrow Wilson in 1912, Richard Nixon in 1968, and Bill Clinton in 1992.
This partisan decision by a packed GOP state Supreme Court takes away worker’s rights to bargain for a safe place to work. It underscores the need to vote for me in Aug. 12th primary. As governor, I will call a special session of the Legislature on day one to restore workers’ rights, health care and retirement.
Were it my choice, I would not vote for Russia to hold the Winter Olympics or the Summer Olympics. But it’s not my choice.
I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life’s unkind, but I can vote for kindness. I, the unloving, say life should be lovely. I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness.
If one man offers you democracy and another offers you a bag of grain, at what stage of starvation do you prefer the grain to the vote?
I always said I would vote for a resolution that gave the president the leverage to go to the United Nations, and then come back to the Congress for the authority to go to force.
Little Bush says we are at war, but we are not at war because to be at war Congress has to vote for it. He says we are at war on terror, but that is a metaphor, though I doubt if he knows what that means. It’s like having a war on dandruff, it’s endless and pointless.
I remember feeling proud as I cast my first vote in Chicago in the 1972 presidential election – President Richard Nixon versus Senator George McGovern. Finally, I could participate. There was so much at stake.
I used to vote Democrat.
At the end of my life, I was told to vote for it for pensioners; I’ m not in favour of means tests for pensioners or anybody.
I have always believed the iron rule of politics was that women don’t vote for men who yell.
Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.
Scripture would not only solve the individual and family divisions, but it would also solve the ecclesiastical confusion.
What happens also is that a lot of those people and reporters who vote for Hall of Famers, some of the people who were around when Ray Guy was around, are deceased. And some of the reporters don’t remember Ray Guy. He should have been in the Hall of Fame 15 years ago.
Because Washington state now votes by mail, elections here tend to play out, at an agonizingly slow speed, over many days and, sometimes, weeks.
I don’t care what your politics are, but I do suggest you pay attention to the next election and go out and vote. It doesn’t matter; you can believe whatever you want to believe, but this is the time everybody should be paying a lot of attention.
I am a Colorado native, and, no, I did not vote for the anti-gay amendment or the same-sex marriage ban, and I am not a member of a militia.
If you agree with me on 9 out of 12 issues, vote for me. If you agree with me on 12 out of 12 issues, see a psychiatrist.
If you want to make marijuana legal, you’ve got to stay straight long enough to f – vote.
People are very independent. And what I have seen with all the unions is that you have members who, regardless of who their union choose to endorse, ultimately want to exercise their own judgment and want to vote for the person they feel is best.
Remember, the Islamist view of democracy is: one man, one vote, one election, and that’s it.
Donald Trump has defined himself very well, not only in the primary election where he was absolutely disrespectful to his colleagues on the Republican side of the aisle and for Fiorina, who he basically said, ‘Who would vote for you? Look at her face.’
American democracy is supposed to be the paradigm for the rest of the world, and it no longer is. Citizens cannot be guaranteed that they can walk into a voting booth with any assurance that their vote will be counted.
I don’t want people to think that I’m there politicking for this person or that person. We’re not doing that. This is a campaign for God. We need to get godly men and women to run for office, and we need to get the godly men and women out to vote.
We need to be asking for the vote in the most powerful way possible, which is to have people asking for the vote who are comfortable and look like and sound like the people that we’re asking for the vote from.
Your vote can’t be separated from your faith.
Vote bank politics has put the future of our youth in darkness.
Whatever your struggle, my brothers and sisters-mental or emotional or physical or otherwise-do not vote against the preciousness of life by ending it!
Political power does not rest with those who cast votes; political power rests with those who count votes.
I vote Democrat because I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive and comfy.
If you only make fights that you’re going to win, there would be no women’s vote in America, there would be no civil rights laws in the country.
Unfortunately a Constitutional amendment that would have empowered Congress to make desecration of the United States flag illegal failed to pass by one vote.
I wish the women’s rights folks would be more sensible. I think women have a great deal to learn, before they are fit to vote.
Something that came as a shock to me is that we do not have a constitutional right to vote. And that’s not just a fun little historical factoid. It actually has huge ramifications. It’s the reason our system is so decentralized – in other words, chaotic.
Once it becomes impossible for members of Congress to make a career of legislative service, the temptation to bend a vote for whatever reason may yield to the better angels of their nature.
A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
Hillary certainly needs the black vote, and Democrats need it. She’s not doing anything too soon; she’s raising her money and not wanting any issues to come back and bite her later. The black vote will be crucial for Hillary and so will the women’s vote.
We [the USA] have a $16 trillion debt which these tax increases will do nothing to solve and you will have at least 200,000 less jobs next year than you have now. And the people who vote for that will be responsible for that decision and they will held accountable for that terrible public policy.
I don’t like being taken for granted anywhere in life. I don’t want my vote taken for granted.
Many militarists would like to see California’s votes vanish from the national electoral system, which would then become more Republican.
I was on NPR’s All Things Considered yesterday. The question was, ‘You’re on the torture rack, they’re going to kill you, who are you going to vote for? Mitt Romney, or Barack Obama? I said, ‘Look, I’ve climbed Mount Everest. I know how to do what it takes. Take this to the bank: I would rather die.’
If we vote to Leave and take back control, all sorts of opportunities open up. Including doing new free trade deals around the world, restoring Britain’s seat on all sorts of international bodies, restoring health to our democracy and belief to our democracy.
I did not choose necessarily on the basis of significance. If you have a vote for the most significant athlete, then you have Ali, then you have Babe Ruth, then you have Michael Jordan.
When Reagan was outspoken about his faith it was usually for a purpose, but never for getting votes.
It would be nice if every state were like New Mexico and cared about the Indian vote.
The vote is a power, a weapon of offense and defense, a prayer.
The whole idea of a democracy is that we ourselves, the people, are supposed to make a path of our politics, and it is we who with our feet and our vote and our labors and our vigilance are supposed to shape our country.
Suicide is an extreme vote of no confidence in a society that doesn’t work.
I cannot surrender my principles, though the whole world besides should vote them down – I can make no compromise between truth and error, even though my life be the alternative.
I do not have the right to vote in Germany. From a Polish perspective, I say: it would be good if Ms. Merkel were reelected.
You can’t vote that water out of the city of New Orleans.
Most of the men and women who vote in Congress each year to continue subsidies have taken campaign donations from big energy companies.
The truth is there are people who are quite informed who still vote against their interests. I would argue that, as a Green Party supporter, I would argue that middle-class black people are voting against their interests oftentimes.
I cannot bring myself to vote for a woman who has been voice-trained to speak to me as though my dog has just died.
Someone asked me “what do you think of Donald Trump?” And I said, “I would rather vote for Hillary Clinton in jail.” If she gets convicted, I’ll vote for her for president.
I think we have an awful lot to be proud of. No one is questioning the legitimacy of the outcome of the 2016 election. There are some lingering questions about how elections have been conducted, who was able to vote legally or not.
We can change the direction of the country with our vote.
Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good. ‘Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm.
If I believe your jobs plan, I’m going to vote for you.
Seeing how those companies operate, it didn’t amount to a massive vote of confidence in their artists. There was talk of me going to Columbia after that, but nothing happened. I got disillusioned, and I pulled back.
You don’t say that for a senator to be a great senator he has to vote against his constituency.
The Brexit thing to me just looks like a difference of opinion. I know things were lied about, but that should be a wake-up call to get all the information before you vote about something. Educate yourself.
Libertarians should say, ‘I love this country too much to take away votes from the Republican’
In Indonesia, there are many parties, but they are all pro-business and for the elites, and all their candidates, including Jokowi, are pre-selected, and pre-approved, by the regime. So no matter how people vote here, it changes nothing.
I’m a big believer if you want to change people’s minds or get someone to vote for you, either a voter or a colleague, you’ve got to first get their attention.
Way back in October 2007, I had urged thousands of Australians to vote for Kevin Rudd and Peter Garrett’s Labor Party. Why? Because they promised to get tough on illegal Japanese whaling.
Nixon regarded himself as having been cheated by life. He never got my vote.
In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house.
The one sure way of participating in the process of nation-building is to vote on the election day.
Television is the most perfect democracy. You sit there with your remote control and vote.
A law is unjust if it is inflicted on a minority that, as a result of being denied the right to vote, had no part in enacting or devising the law. Who can say that the legislature of Alabama which set up the state’s segregation laws was democratically elected?
You must see the persons who are in charge-persons you can punish or vote for.
Those life experiences that helped shaped my political beliefs are with me in every position I take and every vote that I cast – whether it be in favor of comprehensive immigration reform, strengthening Social Security and Medicare, or improving our nation’s education system.
People who are disenfranchised politically and people who are poor often don’t vote. They often don’t elect politicians, so the politicians who are supporting them are really being very charitable, because they’re not going to give them billions of dollars in campaign funds.
I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there.
The turning point for me was when the Supreme Court installed Bush in 2000, even though he got half a million votes less nationally than Gore. It was nothing more than a bloodless coup and that’s when I really started paying attention.
I cannot in good conscience vote for final passage of legislation that would pave the way to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
The American influence is not so aggressive anymore. The American big business influence in Latin America is not as strong, so people can vote and they can have a different life than before. They can have more liberal, more interesting, and more democratic governments.
If you’re going to vote yes and change the law. You have to know what’s in it. You can’t depend on other people.
Fifty percent of people won’t vote, and fifty percent don’t read newspapers. I hope it’s the same fifty percent.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority.
I vote for who I think it deserves it. I already voted for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2014 [when he won his 3rd bdo]. I don’t see a problem.
Slavery is but half abolished, emancipation is but half completed, while millions of freeman with votes in their hands are left without education.
All the blood is drained out of democracy – it dies – when only half the population votes.
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
When it came to the 2000 election, 84 percent of Ivy League faculty voted for Al Gore, 6 percent for Ralph Nader and 9 percent for George Bush. In the general electorate, the vote was split at 48 percent for Gore and Bush, and 3 percent for Nader.
Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote…that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.
Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.
In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill… we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.
A majority vote is not an epistemological validation of an idea. Voting is merely a proper political device–within a strictly, constitutionall y delimited sphere of action–for choosing the practical means of implementing a societyвЂ™s basic principles. But those principles are not determined by vote.
The minority vote is growing, which is part of the alarm of so many Republicans and why Trump constantly whipped up their alarm with his racist statements.
Citizens are all equal in politics: we each have one vote.
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.
Make no mistake, a ‘yes’ vote on the Democrats’ health care bill is a vote for taxpayer-funded abortions.
As we have always seen here in the U.S. the universal truth about elections is that people vote their pocketbook.
Europe is nervous. Already rattled this year by the shock of the Brexit vote, the European Union needs stability in Italy, a country notorious for its instability.
Presidents are elected not by direct popular vote but by 538 members of the Electoral College.
A man without a vote is man without protection.
The [Bernie] Sanders campaign said you might be suppressing the vote by doing this ’cause people in those states might decide to stay home, that their vote doesn’t count.
I would vote to increase the debt limit if there was a corresponding level of cuts. And if there was some serious talk about a balanced budget amendment, which we as governors always had to deal with.
The Tea Party isolated Mitt Romney from mainstream voters, linking him to a rabid ideology that he could not shake as he desperately tried to move to the middle in the closing weeks of the campaign. Lesson: The loudest voices don’t often command the votes needed to win in November.
To be elected president, you have to do more than tear down your opponents. You have to give the American people a reason to vote for you – a reason to hope – a reason to believe that under your leadership, America will be better.
Newt Gingrich never received more than 100,000 votes in his life. He’ll never be president.
Susan B. Anthony formed the Equal Rights Association, refuted ideas that women were inferior to men, and fought for a woman’s right to vote.
Every vote for a governing office is an instrument for enslaving me.
The polls show that 10 percent of the public are ready to vote for me even though they don’t know I’m running. We hope that figure won’t drop when they learn I’m in the race.
It’s not the vote women need, we should be armed.
I will always vote on the side of freedom and our right to keep and bear arms.
I got involved because I wanted to help inspire more people to get off their butts and register and vote – not just in this election, but in every other election from now on, you know?
The other creatures with which we share this world have their rights too, but not speaking our language, they have no voice, no vote; it is our moral duty to take care of them.
So the Clinton-Gore era culminates with an election as stained as the blue dress, a Democratic chorus complaining that the Constitution should not be the controlling legal authority, and Clinton’s understudy dispatching lawyers to litigate this: It depends on what the meaning of ‘vote’ is.
This  election was lost because a total of 70,000 people – out of 120-130 million votes – in the Rust belt, but as a result America is in the calamity.
People are motivated to vote early, to defend core American values.
I pay taxes in three countries, but can’t vote in any of them.
The biggest story in all of politics are the millions of people that are coming out to vote for me, in all fairness, for the Republican Party.
It is tragic that so few young people in Western democracies vote. They have forgotten that their ancestors fought for the right to choose and change their leaders. They don’t realise that their votes are more important than their tweets or Facebook posts.
I am saying that in Wales here we have a very clear election commitment and I hope, and I will express this view, I hope that every individual member of the Labour Party, will understand that and will strive to achieve unity so that we can deliver the yes vote in the Autumn.
We need to vote people out of office that are perpetuating issues affecting young people, like gun violence.
The debt-ceiling vote isn’t about what will be done in the future; it is about the integrity of America’s commitment to support the bonds we issue. Elected officials have an obligation to maintain that integrity, regardless of whether they voted for the programs that required the borrowing in the first place.
Obviously, our political system is profoundly corrupted by, among other things, the influence of money. But, at a deeper level, the current structure is flawed because it looks to citizens for only two things – votes and money. I don’t think we will see any healing until citizens are viewed in a whole new way.
He was the only man I ever knew who could get money from the rich and votes from the poor with the promise to protect them from each other.
There are no standards of taste in wine… Each man’s own taste is the standard, and a majority vote cannot decide for him or in any slightest degree affect the supremacy of his own standard.
Our only hope is to control the vote.
The candidates unleashing heated words about race, bigotry, and intolerance. Donald Trump chasing the minority vote and hurling a blistering accusation at his opponent.
There are truckloads of broccoli at this very minute descending on Washington. My family is divided. For the broccoli vote out there: Barbara loves broccoli. She has tried to make me eat it. She eats it all the time herself. So she can go out and meet the caravan of broccoli that’s coming in.
The establishment wonders why we can’t get more of the black vote. It’s because it’s not doing the things necessary to establish a deeper relationship with the black community. Most black people don’t think alike. Most black people just vote alike.
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
You have to deal with the reality that in the political process, people are going to vote based on what they’re hearing from their constituents and others.
The Never Trumpers, no matter what is learned about Hillary Clinton, they will not vote for Trump.
Democracy is the power of equal votes for unequal minds
Donald Trump wasn’t vying for the popular vote. He was vying for the Electoral College, as was Hillary Clinton. The only difference is he got over 300 electoral votes, and she did not.
I’ll vote for whoever is the Democrat. That’s all I need to know.
But recently it seems that each time I vote, I am being asked to compromise my conservative ideals and my commitment to the American taxpayer simply for the benefit of political gain.
I vote Democrat because I believe oil companies profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon at 15% isn’t.
Our friends at the Republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with America, but they didn’t have much to say about how they’d make it right. They want your vote, but they don’t want you to know their plan.
Here`s my point. I don`t want you to be in a position years from now where you welcome Hillary Clinton and say actually you did win. It just wasn`t close enough to make sure that all the votes were counted or whatever. Elections have consequences. Your vote counts. Your vote has consequences.
The Nobel Prize is run by a self-perpetuated committee. They vote for themselves and get the world’s publishing industry to jump to their tune.
Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for the real Republican all the time
I’m attorney general of the United States. I will not stand for – I will not allow people to take away that which people gave their lives to give, and that is the ability for the American people to vote.
I am prepared to discuss the things that I believe we need to do not just to raise the debt limit. Raising the debt limit is the easiest thing. That’s one vote away. The hard thing is to show the world we are serious about putting our spending in order so we can show people we’ll able to pay our bills down the road.
Exercising the right to vote is essential to our democracy.
Rick Perry is the perfect candidate for those who thought George W. Bush was just too dang cerebral. And Adios, Mofo is the perfect guide to his record, his rhetoric and his remarkable hair. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll vote.
What people fail to appreciate is that the currency of corruption in elective office is, not money, but votes.
Hillary Clinton’s record in office is dreadful. Her ideas are dreadful. They will make us less safe. So, but there is no way I’m going to vote for a guy who is just totally uninformed, un-presidential as Donald Trump is.
I think I have the right to know what Steve Forbes paid in taxes – I don’t think there should be a law. I think there should be a presumption. I wouldn’t vote for a guy who wouldn’t reveal what he paid in taxes. That kind of thing.
A vote for Japan is a vote for the future of rugby. We will do our best to make rugby a global sport.
Cast your whole vote, not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence.
If [lawmakers] lose elections in part because of their votes on the background-check bill or their position on the terror gap bill, then there will be a rethinking of this issue within the Republican conference.
Texas has a lot of electrical votes. [During an election campaign, after George Bush stated that Texas was important to the election]
It only takes around 60 seconds to cast your vote in the polling station. 60 seconds to protect the economy, 60 seconds to protect your jobs, 60 seconds to protect the services your family relies on. A lot is at stake during those 60 seconds.
The youth don’t vote lawmakers into office, and as a result, they don’t work for them.
[W]e shall have the satisfaction of knowing that we have acted conscientiously, and have used our best judgment. And if we have to throw away our votes, we had better do so upon a worthy rather than an unworthy individual who might make use of the weapon we put in his hand to destroy us.
So many people commute in this country by car long enough distances to really cut into their income, their real income, that they would change their vote based on gas prices.
When it comes to relationships, it’s nice to have something that is your own and not everyone else’s. That’s not part of my job. I never stood up on a podium and said, ‘Vote for me – I’m perfect. I’ll be this for you and never do anything wrong.’
Art is not a democracy. People don’t get to vote on how it ends.
My Obama is getting pretty good … I think I’ll vote for whoever makes my portrayal easier. It takes time to put together a comic impression. It takes time to recognize the tics. Right now, for instance, I could do a dead- on Paul Ryan and people wouldn’t recognize it. Personalities take a while to sin.
I don’t think that Saddam Hussein is deliberately starving his own people. I would think that a man who gets 99 percent of the people to vote for him in an election and the people love him so much, how would they love a man that is starving them?
I didn’t vote for him, but he’s my President, and I hope he does a good job.
Every time you choose a perfume, you are voting. And, of course, I hope you vote for me. Not only for my ego, but for my pocketbook. The more you buy, the more money I make.
My mother did not carry me around under her arm like a loaf of French bread the way former Governor Palin carries her son Trig around looking for sympathy and votes.
I’ve paid my dues. I’ve earned your votes. Send me.
But I do believe that a woman’s truest place is in a home, with a husband and with children, and with large freedom, pecuniary freedom, personal freedom, and the right to vote
I will tell you whom to vote for: We will vote for the principles of civil and religious liberty, the man who knows the most and who has the best heart and brain for a statesman; and we do not care a farthing whether he is a Whig, a Democrat, a Barnburner, a Republican, or a New Light or anything else.
Standing in line to vote! We can do anything!
I recently had the opportunity to vote to give the president limited authority to begin strikes against terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
I don’t trust society to protect us, I have no intention of placing my fate in the hands of men whose only qualification is that they managed to con a block of people to vote for them.
I would vote against raising the national debt ceiling. Again, this is about mortgaging the future of unborn generations of Americans. It’s a form of taxation without representation. I don’t think we can do that.
When I cover a major presidential, when I vote for a major presidential, or when I cover a major presidential candidate out on the campaign trail, I make it a policy not to vote on the presidential ballot in that election.
The minor choices we make are themselves a kind of vote. Our words and gestures, or their absence, count very much.
I’m not active in politics. I vote as a citizen. And if somebody cares to know what my opinion is at the time of the election, I might or might not share it publicly.
Spin-off technologies are changing the culture. Even if you don’t become an engineer you could be a poet, a journalist, a lawyer, but you will be thinking innovation and your actions within society, who you vote for, what you value, all become a participant in an innovation economy.
Actually, I vote Labour, but my butler’s a Tory.
And so we shall have to do more than register and more than vote; we shall have to create leaders who embody virtues we can respect, who have moral and ethical principles we can applaud with enthusiasm.
What is supposed to happen in a democracy is that each sovereign citizen will always vote in the public interest for the safety and welfare of all. But what does happen is that he votes his own self-interest as he sees it… which for the majority translates as ‘Bread and Circuses’.
Since felons are subsequently disfranchised, the US now has 1.75 million people disqualified from voting because of their criminality- 1.4 million black men have forfeited their right to vote, almost 15 per cent of the black male population.
If you have a family member who maybe is undocumented, then you have an even greater reason to vote.
As an American, we have a right to vote and to our freedom of speech, and to voice our political views, and so I actually take conversations on the other side of the aisle not necessarily as a challenge but as an opportunity to continue the conversation, which is I think what we all value most about America.
Quite apart from the problem of the vote, it’s bad for the image of Parliament that people take the trouble to come up and are not allowed to see their MP.
Democrats cannot win elections without capturing the votes of independent-minded swing voters. And that is where writing off the Tea Party as a bunch of racist kooks becomes self-destructive. The Tea Party outrage over health-care reform, deficit spending and entitlements run amok is no fringe concern.
Everybody’s looking for the niche to make the difference. Some people think they see the mother lode in the beautiful people, especially the vote of the beautiful women.
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!
The fact that a man is to vote forces him to think.
This whole notion that all African-Americans are not going to vote for Obama is not necessarily true. I believe a third would vote for me, based on my own anecdotal feedback. Not vote for me because I’m black but because of my policies.
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!
I’ve always believed that who a reporter votes for, what religion they are, who they love, should not be something they have to discuss publicly.
I would not vote for the mayor. It’s not just because he didn’t invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes.
If you don’t vote, you don’t count.
The Jewish people remember the dramatic vote in the U.N. Assembly on November 29, 1947, when representatives of the nations recognized our right to national revival in our historic homeland.
We have morons representing us. People who go up and vote for a bill that they have never read – I mean, are we crazy? Are we insane to hand over our government to those kinds of people?
The struggle for the vote was an effort to bring men to feel less superior and women to feel less inferior.
Civil and political rights are critical, but not often the real problem for the destitute sick. My patients in Haiti can now vote but they can’t get medical care or clean water.
When you can carry five full dinner platters on your left arm, you should be able to vote, even if you’re not eighteen.
People didn’t vote left or right in the election. They voted for putting an end to all the primitive political history.
Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.
Perhaps we’ll realize that each of us has not one vote but ten thousand or a million.
I think [Donald Trump] s got the votes for [tax reform]. I think he’s definitely has the Republican votes for it, in House and Senate, and I think he probably has maybe 20 percent of the Democratic vote for it. So he could get it done with a bipartisan majority.
When the shadow of the Presidential and Congressional election is lifted we shall, I hope to be in a better temper to legislate.
We are just interested in dealing with the people were paying every day. We know federal law allows them to vote in a union at anytime, but we think we can resist that by talking to our own people and giving them enough upside.
We must get rid of the habit of classing all women together politically and thinking of the ‘woman’s vote’ as one and indivisible.
If ever there comes a time when everyone you vote for wins and they do everything you think they should do, there will still be a gap between what is and what ought to be.
I’m not someone who believes in wasting my vote.
If any group of citizens is uniquely unqualified to tell someone else how to vote, it’s those of us who live in the sheltered, privileged arena of celebrity hood……Trust me, one’s view of the world isn’t any clearer from the back seat of a limo.
The pastors and ministry leaders came away energized to have voter registration drives at their churches and motivated to encourage their congregations to “vote their values.”
I’m thinking about American votes and American – all Americans, black or white have to be concerned about what’s happening in the world.
People must understand that people were beaten, arrested, jailed, and some people were murdered, while attempting to register to vote, or to get others to register to vote.
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.
The Democrats’ version of immigration is all about securing additional votes.
So few people vote these days, and I think it’s partly because they don’t feel like the institution really means anything to them. If you want them to vote, give them opportunities to do something else other than vote, to help.
Most Americans, who think Congress has a right to do anything for which they can get a majority vote, ignore the clearly written constitutional restraints on Congress.
The problem is that young people are less likely to vote than older people. What results is a situation in which sometimes the elections don’t fully reflect the views of the American population.
The only way to change is to vote. People are responsible.
A customer votes everyday with his dollar. Our job is make sure he votes for us.
The people the Republicans should reach out to are the white votes, the white voters who didn’t vote in the last election. The propagandists are leading us down the wrong path.
If the notion on this is we’re going to elect somebody to the United States Senate so they can be the 100th least senior person in there and be polite, and somewhere in their fourth or fifth year do some bipartisan bill that nobody cares about, don’t vote for me.
There is a century-old saying, “The dollar votes more times than the man.”
One vote. That’s a big weapon you have there, Mister. In 1948, just one additional vote in each precinct would have elected Dewey. In 1960, one vote in each precinct in Illinois would have elected Nixon. One vote.
Politics is not how you vote, it is how you live. It is not how you choose, but how you think.
If I had it to do over, I’d vote for Obama without hesitation. I’m very thankful that McCain and Palin aren’t in office.
The centralization of power in Washington, which nearly all members of Congress deplore in their speech and then support by their votes, steadily increases.
Every time we have had a presidential election where there is “White or Black,” you always have to choose between the lesser of two evils, so you either vote for “Satan” or the “Devil,” and you catch hell with either one.
Marriage equality is a very middle-class issue and voting rights is a very working-class issue. If you do not vote, who are you speaking for? Who will be the next Fannie Lou Hamer? If not you or someone you know, then who?
I would anticipate that the Electoral College will be held on the 13th of December, and our 20 electorate votes will go to the certified winner.
Marvel Comics announced that the next Captain America will be black. He has the same powers as white Captain America, except he has to show I.D. when he votes.
I vote Democrat because I believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrat Party sees fit.
I am at liberty to vote as my conscience and judgment dictates to be right, without the yoke of any party on me… Look at my arms, you will find no party hand-cuff on them.
We don’t normally go on about the fact that Roman Catholics once upon a time didn’t have the vote and weren’t allowed to have their own churches because we had Catholic emancipation.
When George Washington was elected president, there was no national vote.
Do not vote for Hillary [Clinton] because she is a woman. Ask yourself, who has done more for women so far and who will do more for women in the future – and then make your choice.
People don’t vote for vice president, they vote for president.
I hereby pledge that, if elected to represent the people of South Dakota, I will never vote to shut down their government, or to place their government in default, in order to force it to act, or to prevent it from acting, on unrelated issues.
I get some of the nicest fan mail you could imagine. Also when I’m up for an award, my fans all vote online and then they’ll boast to each other about how many thousands of times they’ve clicked my name. Their thumbs must be bleeding!
It is an essential tenet of our whole representative form of government, the idea that there should not be some tyranny which makes it so nobody can even have a chance to vote.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don’t want and get it.
Elections aren’t just about who votes but who doesn’t vote.
The right to vote gives every eligible American a voice in our electoral politics. There’s too much at stake to stay silent as this right is eroded.
America’s workers deserve a clean vote on a $7.25 increase, with no strings attached. Such an increase helps everyone and hurts no one.
She later said: “If the Irish people vote in favour of gay marriage then I’ll vote for gay marriage in the Oireachtas in order to recognise that position, but at the moment that is not recognised by the Constitution.”
There are consequences if you stand up for what you believe. Heck, you might – you might lose your sponsors if you’re a talk show host; or if you’re running for office, you know, people not give to you or people might not vote for you.
It is wrong to ask who will rule. The ability to vote a bad government out of office is enough. That is democracy.
I court not the votes of the fickle mob.
As far as inner cities, I was very strong on the inner cities during the campaign, I think it’s probably got me much higher percentage of the African American vote than lot of people thought I was going to get. We did much higher than people thought I was going to get. I was honored by that.
I’m not saying to you that every element of segregation and discrimination and second-class citizenship has changed. But in the political sense, the world has changed. People now who want to vote can vote.
I mean Facebook is no longer a company, it’s a country. 2 billion users. It can influence what we think, what we believe, how we vote, what we buy, even how we feel.
In 1965, the attempted march from Selma to Montgomery on March 7 was planned to dramatize to the state of Alabama and to the nation that people of color wanted to register to vote.
Thank you for the opportunity for the Democratic Party and progressives to reclaim the votes of the sane citizens of these United States.
Vote for me and I will ensure that everyone gets enough to eat and a place to stay
Y’know, I realize that George W. Bush is an asshole, but don’t judge all us yankees by the actions of our government. Remember, he didn’t win the popular vote so it’s not entirely our fault!
‘Moderate Republican’ is simply how the blabocracy flatters Republicans who vote with the Democrats. If it weren’t so conspicuous, the ‘New York Times’ would start referring to ‘nice Republicans’ and ‘mean Republicans’
To admire Satan [in Paradise Lost] is to give one’s vote not only for a world of misery, but also for a world of lies and propaganda, of wishful thinking, of incessant autobiography.
The presidential campaign was oriented toward the way we elect the presidency, Electoral College, not the popular vote. The popular vote doesn’t matter. This is not a direct democracy. We have a representative republic, and the popular vote doesn’t matter and it never has, by design.
I say vote for Trump. Vote for Trump. We’re going to do a lot of thing that are going to make this country much better. We’re going to do tremendous things.
I do not agree with this notion that somehow if I go to try to attract votes and to lead people toward a better tomorrow somehow I get subscribed to some-some doctrine gets subscribed to me.
[We are] no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.
I don’t understand it. Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting.
I have this fear that one day there’s going to be a fire in the Senate and there are only going to be 57 senators there and theyвЂ™ll all die because they won’t have 60 votes to allow themselves to leave the building.
At the Oscars, if you didn’t vote for ’12 Years a Slave’ you were a racist.
We could solve this problem of a divided vote, or an unintended consequence of your vote, to a voting system which uses your name, where I am right now, they’ve got it on the ballot for a statewide referendum which enables people to.
The fact is, I can vote for anybody; independents, Republicans, Democrats. But I’m a registered Democrat in the District of Columbia.
God help this country if we’re now prepared to vote for someone we don’t trust. But every election cycle we do things we never dreamed of.
Registering people to vote is not partisan activity.
If you love our country and love your children as much as I know that you do, stand and speak and vote your conscience. Vote for candidates up and down the ticket.
Not everyone can march, but everyone can talk. And everyone can reach out, and everyone can vote.
Latin America is part of the world which was for many years condemned to the system of power where intimidation had more strength than the vote.
You’ve got to vote, vote, vote, vote. That’s it; that’s the way we move forward. That’s how we make progress for ourselves and for our country.
It’s my constitutional right to have my choice of who I want to vote for for president.
I’m not a registered Republican or Democrat. I don’t even vote.
Women tend to vote the economic interests of their families and to speak out on family economic issues. For men, there’s often much more focus on the idea of personal failure: “If I’m not winning this great economic game, it must be my fault.”
It is amazing how many of the intelligentsia call it “greed” to want to keep what you have earned, but not greed to want to take away what somebody else has earned, and let politicians use it to buy votes.
One of the things I really learned from my first term is the importance of focusing. In that sense, it is a deliberate effort. What I look at with each vote is that priority of whether its good for the middle class or not.
To everyone in this Congress who still refuses to raise the minimum wage, I say this: If you truly believe you could work full-time and support a family on less than $15,000 a year, go try it. If not, vote to give millions of the hardest-working people in America a raise.
I can think of no better reason to vote against Obama than the prospect of an administration where any criticism of the President is treated as racism.
You can be out of slavery and have the right to vote, but unless you have access to capital, industry and technology, you can’t fulfill your dreams.
A statesman is an easy man, he tells his lies by rote.
A journalist invents his lies, and rams them down your throat.
So stay at home and drink your beer and let the neighbors vote.
A journalist invents his lies, and rams them down your throat.
So stay at home and drink your beer and let the neighbors vote.
They say, oh, letвЂ™s have multiparty politics. LetвЂ™s have different parties change and be in charge of the Government. Is it that simple? You vote in a Division Three government, not a Division One government, and the whole economy will just subside within three, four years. Finished.
Vote to stand tall against terrorists ; receive Social Security privatization . Vote to strike a blow against elitism; receive a social order in which wealth is more concentrated than ever before in our lifetimes , in which workers have been stripped of power and CEOs are rewarded in a manner beyond imagining.
Vote against anything introduced with a “re” in it, especially reforms, reorganizations, and recodifications. This usually means going back to something that failed once and is likely to do so again.
All we want is to carry out the greatest expression of a free democracy and vote on Catalonia’s future. This is not about independence: it is about fundamental civil rights and the universal right of self-determination.
You constantly hear about voter fraud… but you don’t see huge amounts of vote fraud out there.
During a speech on Sunday, President Obama said to the crowd, ‘We’ve got to vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote.’ This went on for an hour until someone finally fixed his teleprompter.
Our daily battles are to get traffickers behind bars, but the war for the fate of elephants is far away from the field and our sweat, it is a war of values vs greed, where more elephants can be killed by a vote than by any gun.
The most important thing is who counts the votes.
I put it out before the American people, got 306 electoral college votesвЂ¦270 which you need, that was laughable. We got 306 because people came out and voted like theyвЂ™ve never seen before so thatвЂ™s the way it goes. I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan.
US needs to fix up it’s election system so that votes are fairly counted, and the Electoral College is removed.
Someone earlier made a remark about losing 500 soldiers and 2,200 wounded in Iraq. Those soldiers were sent there by the vote of Sen. Lieberman, Sen. Edwards and Sen. Kerry. I think that is a serious matter.
When you’re faced with a choice, you have one of three choices that you can have. You can have those with power decide. You can have one man, one vote. Or you can have believability-weighted decision-making.
We don’t want someone who will get 98 percent of the vote. We want someone who will get 51 percent of the vote.
I believe that everyone should be treated as an individual. Women should be treated equally in the right to vote, sure. But if I’m paying to see a comedy, then I just want to see who’s funniest, with everyone treated equally.
Away with this hurrah of masses, and let us have the considerate vote of single men.
You can milk a cow the wrong way once and still be a farmer, but vote the wrong way on a water tower and you can be in trouble.
Black men in ghetto communities (and many who live in middle class communities) are targeted by the police at early ages, often before they’re old enough to vote. They’re routinely stopped, frisked, and searched without reasonable suspicion or probable cause.
First of all, I’m in favor of making price gouging a crime, and in fact, one the reasons I didn’t vote for the Republican House version was because there were too many breaks for the oil companies.
President Obama met with ten House Democrats opposed to the health care bill. He did all he could to get their votes. He promised to campaign for them in their districts and when that didn’t work, he threatened to campaign for them in their districts.
The monarchy is so extraordinarily useful. When Britain wins a battle she shouts, God save the Queen; when she loses, she votes down the prime minister.
Popular suffrage is in itself no guarantee of freedom. People can vote themselves into slavery.
Italians cannot vote on international treaties.
The 2004 presidential election that saw George W. Bush win with 51 percent of the vote was the last one Republicans will ever win with the overwhelmingly white and male coalition they have now.
Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans
Scripture is our norming norm and tradition is our normed norm and that in a doctrinal controversy Scripture alone has absolute veto power while The Great Tradition (orthodox doctrine) has a vote but not a veto.
I believe this was [Margaret Thatcher] estimate of the voter: “These people are so stupid that they will vote for me because they think I know how to run the household.”
I swore on screen when I got the Olivier for ‘Legally Blonde,’ I was so surprised. Awards where the public vote mean a lot. I’m a big Twitter fan and like talking to people who support me.
If you’re black in this country, if you’re a woman in this country, if you are any minority in this country at all, what could possibly possess you to vote Republican?
The most significant civil rights problem is voting. Each citizen’s right to vote is fundamental to all the other rights of citizenship and the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960 make it the responsibility of the Department of Justice to protect that right.
Many have fought for and even lost their lives to end segregation, to win the right to vote. It disappoints me to now have to cajole people to register and to vote.
I was pleased to see that Chief Justice [John] Roberts refused to prejudge issues or make promises in exchange for confirmation votes. We’re all better off because of his principled stand.
How subservient to Jesus, or to a humane God Almighty, were the leaders of this country back in the 1840’s, when Marx said such a supposedly evil thing about religion? They had made it perfectly legal to own human slaves, and weren’t going to led women vote or hold public office, God forbid, for another eighty year.
If you give me the chance and give me your vote I will protect America from the wars that are being brought to our door step.
Women risked their lives for the right to vote. When I hear people say, ‘Oh, I’m not gonna vote,’ I just wanna tear their heart out.
If you say three things in a row that make sense, people will vote for you.
We’re going to fight for every vote in every state. We’re going to make a real difference in people’s lives.
If you support amnesty, you should vote for the Democrats.
You need a certain standard of literacy, moral and ethical values, to be able to run a one man, one vote system.
Forget the conspiracy theories! God gave us the right to vote, and He gave the United States, and all of its citizens, freedom through democracy.
I don’t think clients you represented as an associate are relevant … I think how you vote is relevant.
I believe we need new leadership to put the partisan gridlock behind us, and I promised my constituents I would vote for new leadership.
Among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.
Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme.
A vote for Obama is a vote for the death of Isreal.
Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don’t vote.
Today, unfortunately, the right to vote seems to have become a partisan issue. Democrats seek to guarantee and expand voting rights. Republicans try to undermine and suppress voting rights.
My hope is that 10 years from now, after I’ve been across the street at work for a while, they’ll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
I don’t see how a young American can vote for, well, can vote for a Democrat.
The National Popular Vote is about getting states to convert from the winner-take-all rule. The states that pass the legislation will assign all their electoral votes to the candidate that got the most votes in the country, not just in the state.
And it makes you wonderвЂ”how can a people incapable of selecting their own lightbulbs and toilets possess enough competence to vote for their own rulers and fill out complicated tax returns?
If you donвЂ™t vote, you donвЂ™t matter.
I don’t get in vote in whether or how people remember me when I’m gone. It’s really dangerous to sit around and worry about it too much, for me. It gets me way too in myself to worry about what people are going to think about me when I’m not around anymore.
Against these two [Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton] I would [vote], but I never voted for [Barack Obama]. I always voted third party – the ones who say their gonna jail the bankers.
If someone did this Fahrenheit 9/11 to get back at Bush, then they did so by killing thousands of people who DID NOT VOTE for him! Boston, New York, D.C., and the planes’ destination of California – these were places that voted AGAINST Bush!
Democrats don’t have reasons for people to vote for them. They’re just trying to gin up anger and resentment for their opposition. And it’s just not working anymore.
To strengthen the grassroots at the party – at the party unit, at the county level, at the precinct level, and then to help motivate and facilitate the local grassroots to get out there and turn out the vote and boost turn out. And then to help govern in places where we do hold city councils and state legislatures.
Even in South Carolina, as badly as we did, and we did very badly, we won the votes of people 29 years of age or younger. The future of the Democratic Party, the future of this country is involving young people in the political process, getting them to stand up for their rights.
The House of Representatives was not designed to sit idly by and rubberstamp every piece of legislation sent their way by the Senate, especially legislation passed on a straight party line vote under the spurious policy of reconciliation.
I’m conservative. I was raised conservative, and that’s the way I will vote.
I want to see policies that encourage every American to vote, not make it more difficult to vote.
Bars are closed on Election Day so people won’t vote under the influence. Why are libraries closed?
I think a lot of people vote in fear. People like Donald Trump are good at casting this shadow of fear over people, making them believe if they don’t vote for him then the terrorists are going to get them or whatever. All his ways are to scare people to vote for him. It’s so sad.
The principle, that should be a fundamental principle in our democracy, the principle of “one person, one vote,” says that the vote of every American should count equally. And if it does, Hillary Clinton should be the president of the United States.
We hadn’t heard anything about registering to vote because when you see this flat land in here, when the people would get out of the fields, if they had a radio, they’d be too tired to play it. So we didn’t know what was going on in the rest of the state, even, much less in other places.
Being a Jehovah’s Witness, I don’t celebrate birthdays or holidays. I don’t vote.
The thinking person’s case for Romney, murmured by many of his backers, amounts to this: Vote for Mitt, you know he doesn’t believe a word he says.
Vote for Donald Trump. You’re going to see something and you’ll be so happy, you’ll be so thrilled. This [presidential] election is about every man, woman and child in our country who deserves to live in safety, prosperity and peace, so true.
I have never had a vote, and I have raised hell all over this country. You don’t need a vote to raise hell! You need convictions and a voice!
To be a born American citizen seems a guarantee against pauperism; and this, perhaps, springs from the virtue of a vote.
Together, often by unanimous vote, the council has worked quickly to get positive results.
I would vote for you for President but I’m against big government.
The situation in this country is like a dog with worms. You bring the dog to the vet to be dewormed, but the vet is Dr. Obama, and he says you can’t get the dog dewormed because the worms have a vote. And that’s the problem, folks: the worms have a vote.
I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this – who will count the votes, and how.
I will develop the areas that vote for me, but if you don’t vote for me, don’t expect anything.
Give women the vote, and in five years there will be a crushing tax on bachelors.
The big secret to winning elections is to get more votes than your opponent. My friend Representative Robin Hayes is a good example to study.
The will of the entire people is the true basis of republican government, and a free expression . . . by the public vote of all citizens, without distinctions of race, color, occupation, or sex, is the only means by which that will can be ascertained.
People who say that there’s a vote within the Republican Party that moves against immigrants is just factually not accurate.
Democracy means far more than the right to vote every five years. It means the right to participate in every aspect of national and community life. The people must believe that they can take part.
If we are competing in elections, it’s because we believe in the popular vote and will be slaves to our constitution.
The Pulitzer Prize is an idea; it’s a vote of confidence. Like literature, it exists purely in the mind.
Every time voter fraud occurs, it cancels out the vote of a lawful citizen and undermines democracy – can’t let that happen. Any form of illegal or fraudulent voting, whether by non-citizens or the deceased, and any form of voter suppression or intimidation must be stopped.
I’m not going to change my religious practice to get one vote, but I know how to take an oath and uphold the law, and if you elect me I will uphold the law.
If somebody votes for a party that you don’t agree with, you’re free to argue about it as much as you like. … But on the other hand, if somebody says, ‘I mustn’t move a light switch on a Saturday,’ you say, ‘Fine, I respect that.’
When the president of the United States goes out at, you know, 8:00 o’clock in the morning and then his own party votes gets him 2 to 1 in the house, you know that somehow a message isn’t getting out. It takes real leadership.
Africans require, want, the franchise on the basis of one man one vote. They want political independence.
Don’t worry about what candidates have done or said, just vote for the Democrats. Then, afterwards, you can go eat fried chicken.
As a former U.S. attorney general under President Reagan, and a former Ohio secretary of state, we would like to say something that might strike some as obvious: Those who oppose photo voter-ID laws and other election-integrity reforms are intent on making it easier to commit vote fraud.
If you can’t drink a lobbyist’s whiskey, take his money, sleep with his women and still vote against him in the morning, you don’t belong in politics.
In terms of winning the election, it’s all about turnout and how we connect with the voter as to what it means in their lives to turn out to vote, to win the House, the Senate, statehouses, state governorships and the rest.
Ankh-Morpork had dallied with many forms of government and had ended up with that form of democracy known as One Man, One Vote. The Patrician was the Man; he had the Vote.
I’m constantly meeting people who said that they cast their first vote for me, or that they cut their eye teeth on the 1972 campaign, or that they didn’t vote for me but admire my positions.
I saw [Ronald] Reagan. I’ve watched Jimmy Carter and his selflessness, getting involved in things like votes in African countries, but also putting his foot right into the whole Israel-Palestine crisis. Sometimes into places where people are going, “Why are you doing that?” .
We need a nonpartisan debate commission that actually allows candidates, who are on the ballot in enough states that they could win the election – voters not only have a right to vote, we have a right to know who we can vote for.
Where every man in a state has a vote, brutal laws are impossible.
He who votes does not have power. He who counts the votes has power.
In 2012, Hispanics were 10 percent of the electorate, underperforming their share of the voting-age population. Mitt Romney got 21 percent of their vote, and [Donald] Trump has been polling much lower than that.
Reality doesn’t wait for your opinion, vote, or permission, sweetheart. It just keeps being what it is and doing what it does.
Citizenship means standing up for everyone’s right to vote.***
Not even my parents know how I vote.
A vote for change is a vote for a stronger, safer, healthier America. A vote for Bush is a vote for a divided, unstable, paranoid America. It is our duty to this beautiful land to let our voices be heard. That’s the reason for the tour. That’s why I’m doing it.
I vote my conscience first and my constituents next, regardless of the direction of our leadership.
Ten million ignorances do not constitute one knowledge.
Listen, we’re going to have to fight for every vote.
There was always resistance and there was always a counter-narrative, but we were told all through the early twentieth century that black people in the South don’t want an education, they don’t want to vote, they’re simple people, they don’t want this, they don’t want that.
My first job is to say thank you to those who voted me. Those who didn’t, I’m going to get your vote next time.
I’m entitled to my political opinions, and I get to vote because I’m an American.
A vote should be generative, not like business as usual, which is what voting feels like for most of us.
The latest national polls show a tightening in the race to the White House, especially in key states like Ohio and Florida. But when it comes down to it, winning in November  will depend on which candidate has a viable path to 270 electoral votes.
‘Suffragette’ is an intense drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they fight for the right to vote.
If people want safer streets, they want police supported, then they should vote for Donald Trump because that’s what he’ll do.
In the political language of today, people who want to keep what they have earned are said to be greedy, while those who wish to take their earnings from them and give it to others (who will vote for them in return) show compassion.
Treason is when legislators vote against homeland security measures because it goes against the wishes of their political or financial backers. Treason is the fact that, as a terrorist, you could still buy a gun in this country because the NRA lobby is so strong.
My generation, we really have to step up to the plate and vote. Tweeting is great – people say, ‘Oh, I don’t want this or that’ – but at the end of the day, tweeting isn’t a ballot. Just saying that you don’t like someone on Twitter is not going to turn a state blue or red. You have to vote.
If the evangelicals vote, they determine the election.
THERE’S NO MONKEY BUSINESS ABOUT THIS ELECTION,’ he told the voters. ‘IF YOU’RE ENOUGH OF AN ASSHOLE TO VOTE FOR NIXON, YOUR DUMB VOTE WILL BE COUNTEDвЂ“вЂ“JUST LIKE ANYBODY ELSE!
I’ve been winning with 70 percent of the vote, and if you look at my district, you know it’s a majority Christian district, and yet we’ve still been winning with high margins, so I don’t feel like I’ve had any disadvantages for being a minority.
The black vote is always important, and the reason is it serves as a tremendous base for the Democratic Party. On the national level, Democrats traditionally receive at least 90 percent of the black vote.
There can be no return to prosperity while the government (of Ontario) believes that taking money from the people who have earned it and giving it away to the people who haven’t, in exchange for their votes and regardless of merit, is the essence of fairness.
Give the vote to the people who have no property, and they will sell them to the rich, who will be able to buy them.
The Orange Revolution in Ukraine is a good example of how people, who are robbed of their right to vote, can protest and put an end to dictatorship.
The thing is, whenever I see Hillary Clinton, I feel like I have to vote for her. She makes me feel guilty because I feel like I should vote for her so that she’ll feel better about herself because she’d been in such a bad marriage.
I would not ask anyone to vote for me based on my last name. I am certainly not campaigning to be president because my last name is Clinton.
Donald Trump got almost 3 million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton! He happened to get more in some of the right places. It was just like one of those things where a stock going up and people impose a false sense of order on it. It’s really more intellectually honestly viewed as a disorderly process.
Howard Dean was endorsed by former Vice President Al Gore and now he is getting advice from Al Gore. And I’m thinking, who better to give advice than the guy who couldn’t even get elected with the most votes?
Vote for me. I’ll use my office to take another American’s money and give it to you.
If somebody comes before me and I think that they will do a good job in fulfilling the mission – even if I might not have nominated them – if I think they’re gonna do a good job, I vote for ’em.
Ah! that Senate is a world of ice and darkness! It votes the destruction of peoples as the simplest and wisest thing; for its members themselves are moribund.
Fox gets two million viewers a night, and MSNBC gets one. It’s four million people, five million people, and 130 million people are going to vote. There are an awful lot of voters, and an awful lot of politically engaged, intelligent people who are not hanging on whatever happens on Bill O’Reilly or Rachel Maddow.
I’m a moderate. I hang out in the middle. I vote against my party with some regularity and try to compromise. It doesn’t appear right now that the Republican Party is welcoming moderates any more.
There is no Constitutional issue here. The command of the Constitution is plain. There is no moral issue. It is wrong – deadly wrong – to deny any of your fellow Americans the right to vote in this country. There is no issue of States’ rights or National rights. There is only the struggle for human rights.
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.
If whites would vote their economic interests, not their racial fears, we the people who have the most need for change have the power to bring about that change nonviolently.
Having a vote once every four years is not the same thing as democracy.
The crown jewel of Dr. King`s movement was to protect the right to vote for all citizens.
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.
I have a very personal interest. I am a Miami-Dade voter. One of the issues is that my vote and so many other votes of women and African Americans in Florida are being discounted or discarded. I want my vote to count.
What business do we have telling people who to vote for? They probably know more about it than we do.
Whether it is Obamacare, the stimulus, Wall Street bailouts, the food safety bill – on vote after vote, Bill Nelson has chosen to side with Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and President Obama over the people of Florida.
I want to gag sometimes when I see who “we” are recommending that people vote for, and not just as a libertarian.
The forgotten man… He works, he votes, generally he prays, but his chief business in life is to pay.
If you think I would have gone to war the way George Bush did, don’t vote for me.
It is hard to imagine an area in which Congress has more express constitutional authority to act than in protecting the right of minorities to vote.
Sometimes Supreme Court justices surprise you with their decisions – you think they’re going to vote one way, but they vote a different way, and I keep an open mind about that. But I think a moral compass is really important for a Supreme Court justice, as it is for any political appointee.
When I was first elected I got 50% of the vote in ’77 in the general election. In ’81 I got 75%. In ’85, I got 78%. No mayor has ever gotten that high a vote. So it was not an issue. Except for people who were very hostile to me. They thought they would injure me.
Can you imagine telling a woman she can’t vote!? The women I hang out with would be going home with parts of your anatomy swinging from their rearview.
In fact, in some countries there are actually voting drives conducted in prison! But here in the U.S., we seem to take the idea of democracy a bit less seriously and people are denied the right to vote not only when they are in prison, but also upon release in many states.
I know firsthand what a vote to authorize war means to the lives of American families.
Nine years ago on September 14, 2001, I placed the lone vote against the ‘Authorization for Use of Military Force’ – an authorization that I knew would provide a blank check to wage war anywhere, at any time, and for any length.
In the summer of 1966, I went to Mississippi to be in the heart of the civil-rights movement, helping people who had been thrown off the farms or taken off the welfare roles for registering to vote. While working there, I met the civil-rights lawyer I later married – we became an interracial couple.
There is no area of life that does not have a biblical worldview attached to it.
People wanted to vote for us but the mechanics of getting the voters to the polling stations we didnt have. We did not have the money most of all .
The people in Florida think that Marco Rubio’s literally defrauded them because you look at what he does. He never goes and votes. He’s never over there.
Some Republicans gave up on winning the African-American vote, looking the other way or trying to benefit politically from racial polarization. I am here today as the Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong.
It is up to us to change laws on the books like ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws and push elected officials to enact regulations that hold police officers to the same standards as the rest of society. This is why we vote.
There can no longer be anyone too poor to vote.
When it comes to relationships, it’s nice to have something that is your own and not everyone else’s. That’s not part of my job. I never stood up on a podium and said, ‘Vote for me – I’m perfect. I’ll be this for you and never do anything wrong.
An individual can march for peace or vote for peace and can have, perhaps, some small influence on global concerns. But the same individual is a giant in the eyes of a child at home. If peace is to be built, it must start with the individual. It is built brick by brick.
Since the 1970s, I have asked students if they would first try to save their drowning dog or a drowning stranger. And for 40 years I have received the same results: One third vote for their dog, one third for the stranger, and one third don’t know what they would do.
They don’t want you to vote. If they did, we wouldn’t vote on a Tuesday. In November. You ever throw a party on a Tuesday? No. Because nobody would come.
I do vote, and naturally, I vote for so-called extremist parties, the further to the right the better, but that’s where my participation in politics ends.
When you become active in the system and communicate to your representatives, and they don’t vote in accordance with your values, your responsibility is to support candidates who will.
The diseased pride [of artistic individualists] was not even conscious of a public interest, and would have found all political terms utterly tasteless and insignificant. It was no longer a question of one man one vote, but of one man one universe.
I did vote Obama. But I’ve never believed in the authenticity of the two-party system.
It’s clear enough that there was substantial fraud in Ohio, thus delivering the Electoral College vote for President Bush.
Everybody has the right to marry the person they love and be represented as a couple and family… It’s something that people will look back on in years to come and say, ‘I can’t believe it took so long for us to recognize this.’ It’ll be like segregation and giving women the right to vote.
Here, in this very first paragraph of the Declaration, is the assertion of the natural right of all to the ballot; for how can ‘the consent of the governed’ be given if the right to vote be denied?
Countries, therefore, when lawmaking falls exclusively to the lot of the poor cannot hope for much economy in public expenditure; expenses will always be considerable, either because taxes cannot touch those who vote for them or because they are assessed in a way to prevent that.
I can’t vote again ever, so political party is not a relevant thing for me.
We, as Americans, have an interest in ensuring that the only people who get to vote for our elected leaders are our citizens, and not some foreign people who think that they have an interest in skewing our election in one direction or another.
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury.
I always get more applause than votes.
I told him last Monday that I felt the way things were going it was unlikely that I would be able to vote for the legislation.
If poor people can vote, one of the main things they vote for is to redistribute money to themselves.
I’m a fiscal hawk. I vote against all taxes, but I do believe the environment, and climate change, is a bigger issue than fiscal deficits are as a risk to the nation.
If you know a lot about something and apply that information to a vote that matches your policy preferences, your opinion quality is high.
The most we can hope for is strong marriages. Married women vote Republican; single women vote Democratic.
Given a choice between two bald political candidates, the American people will vote for the less bald of the two.
The pollsters who have telephoners are going to consistently get a lower vote for Donald Trump because the media has attacked him so savagely and so dishonestly that a substantial number of people will not say they’re for Trump.
So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess the right to vote I do not possess myself. I cannot make up my mind – it is made up for me. I cannot live as a democratic citizen, observing the laws I have helped to enact – I can only submit to the edict of others.
To change history is very slow. The first two times I came to the States – black people didn’t have the right to vote.
I have not come to Kashi to seek votes but to connect with the people and understand their problems.
I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60% of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning. Today’s vote on Brexit has no constitutional legitimacy.
In India the new government – the members of the radical Hindu Right who want India to be a ‘Hindu Nation’ – they’re bigots. Butchers. Massacres are their unofficial election campaigns – orchestrated to polarise communities and bring in the vote.
Every Arab nation votes against us at least two thirds of the time.
I believe in Liberty for all men: the space to stretch their arms and their souls, the right to breathe and the right to vote, the freedom to choose their friends, enjoy the sunshine, and ride on the railroads, uncursed by color; thinking, dreaming, working as they will in a kingdom of beauty and love.
Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them.
I think TARP was the most defining vote since I’ve been in Congress. It was wrong. You don’t nationalize private – it was wrong. It desensitized people to what $700 billion was, which opened the door for a $900 million stimulus, for Obamacare, for all these things. It was wrong. It broke my heart.
When you have the Chief of Staff of the Republican National Committee and the political director of the Romney campaign, and their two companies get $150 million at the end of the campaign for the ‘fantastic’ get-out-the-vote program… some of this borders on RICO violations.
I have never had a vote, and I have raised hell all over this country. You don’t need a vote to raise hell! You need convictions and a voice!
Between government in the republican meaning, that is, Constitutional, representative, limited government, on the one hand, and Empire on the other hand, there is mortal enmity.
I just read that 81 percent of Americans are ready to vote for a woman. So it sounds like America is ready.
We have new rules that give shareholders the ability to vote on executive compensation. We have new rules for asset-backed securities. We have new rules around credit rating agencies.
Sixty-five months into Bush’s presidency, conservatives feel betrayed The main cause of conservatives’ anger with Bush is this: He talked like a conservative to win our votes but never governed like a conservative.
To make sure that votes are never canceled out by illegal votes, we instituted a photo ID requirement. And don’t you think it’s fair to apply at least the same standard required to get a library card or to board an airpane?
You don’t need papers to vote.
The wonder of a free-market society is that we can all do our best to package our message in an entertaining fashion and present it – and then everybody votes with their footsteps.
I won my constituency. I won 55% of the white vote.
The idea that corporations have the same First Amendment protections of free speech as people is troubling. Corporations are not people. They don’t attend our schools, get married and have children. They don’t vote in our elections.
White voters were 72 percent of the electorate in 2012, and their share of the population has shrunk a couple points since then. [Donald] Trump has had trouble winning certain segments of the white vote, such as suburban women and college-educated voters.
If you’re blessed enough to serve in public office, then you shouldn’t just talk a good game about your values; you should cast your vote according to them.
Any woman who votes for no-fault divorce is like a turkey voting for Thanksgiving.
I have voted for the ANC, but I would very sadly not be able to vote for them after the way things have gone.
The Constitution says the President shall nominate, not maybe he could, maybe he can’t, he shall nominate. Implicit in the Constitution is that the Senate will act on its constitutional responsibility and give its advice and consent. No one is required to vote for the nominee.
There are people who want to import the dregs of the world into this country in order to cut this country down to size. Do not doubt me on this. I know it sounds hard to believe. Those people will be found somewhere on the political spectrum, and they vote Democrat.
We live in a nation that spent centuries denying the right to vote to the poor, to women, and to people of color.
Vote Labor and you build castles in the air. Vote Conservative and you can live in them.
The Republicans are all about suppressing votes.
To me, it’s not necessarily about whom you vote for, it’s more about the fact that you go out and exercise that right. There’s a lot of people who fight for our right to vote and people in other countries fighting for other peoples’ right to vote and I think everyone should exercise that vote.
Those who vote for the ANC will be blessed on earth and heaven
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.
Anybody from the public can come in and observe ballots being processed and those votes being counted in elections officials’ offices in any county in any state in the nation.
Vote for war allowed war only after all else failed.
You have to be organized, that you have to vote even when it’s not exciting.
The Florida Supreme Court wanted all the legal votes to be counted. The United States Supreme Court, on the other hand, did not want all the votes to be counted.
For many celebrities, securing the publics votes can prove even more reassuring than winning an election by members of the Motion Picture Academy.
I don’t want to get into an argument with somebody about how they ought to vote.
What do you call it when someone steals someone else’s money secretly? Theft. What do you call it when someone takes someone else’s money openly by force? Robbery. What do you call it when a politician takes someone else’s money in taxes and gives it to someone who is more likely to vote for him? Social Justice.
A number of the pundits said well, if a couple of the other candidates drop out, if you add their scores together they don`t understand that as they drop out, we`ll get the votes.
You need to remind people that you vote, you matter, and that they canвЂ™t succeed without your help.
I would vote for Johnny Depp. We could use a president that could swashbuckle.
I’d like to teach Iraq about Democracy because we’re so experienced with it. First they should know that after 100 years they should free their slaves. Then after 150 years they should give their women the right to vote. Oh, and of course when they start it all they should begin with some genocide and ethnic cleansing.
Nobody knows because Team Obama has conveniently arranged for you to be kept in the dark on your health insurance costs until after everyone votes next week.
That’s what [Abraham] Lincoln said. “The white man will always be above the black man. I don’t want them to run for office, or have political rights, or vote. I want them to go back to Africa.”
Girls took to dressing like boys, and though women had obtained the vote, we had swiftly moved on to pursuing flashier freedoms: necking in cars and smoking cigarettes and walking down city streets in flesh colored stockings.
We have two responsibilities when it comes to an election as citizens. We have the responsibility to vote and then to honor that vote, even if we disagree with it. That doesn’t mean that we blindly follow. It just means we can’t afford the president to fail.
I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Clinton cost John Kerry more votes than he gained for him whenever they appeared together. Imagine being part of a crowd enraptured by the presence of Bill Clinton, and then having to listen to a speech by John Kerry!
We got the vote, which we should’ve been born with, in 1920. Everything we’ve had to struggle for – it’s ridiculous.
The country will never vote in favour of those who do not acknowledge Lord Ram and Lord Krishna.
The Republican Party cannot win the White House anymore with just conservative and Republican votes.
I will not vote against the truths of the multiplication table.
I can’t imagine anybody not wanting to make sure that noncitizens don’t dilute legitimate U.S. citizens’ vote.
If you always vote for the lesser of two evils, you will always have evil, and you will always have less.
If we want to truly regain the public’s trust, we can provide greater accountability and transparency with a simple step. Let’s start by communicating to our constituents about the votes we take.
There’s an assumption if you have any faith you vote this way, you vote that way, or you’re this, or you’re absolutely a conservative, and those just aren’t all true.
Most of the presidential candidates’ economic packages involve ‘tax breaks,’ which is when the government, amid great fanfare, generously decides not to take quite so much of your income. In other words, these candidates are trying to buy your votes with your own money.
I hold a vision of this blue green planet, safe and in balance. At the end of the Fossil Fuel Era, we are emerging to a new reality. We are ready to make the next leap – as momentous as abolishing slavery or giving women the vote.
I won the youth vote in Massachusetts and in California. I did very well with it in Ohio.
When I go in and vote, I vote for the person I think will get the job done.I don’t vote right-left.
This is also something I’ve learned from experience. Didn’t they perhaps give us the vote because we went too far?
The President doesn’t just appoint the Secretary of State, he appoints the Secretary of State, and then the Congress votes. And if the Congress approves that person, that person becomes Secretary of State.
The right to vote is one of our nation’s most important civil rights.
I continue to vote against such spending increases, but sometimes I think some of my Republican colleagues forgot that we were sent here to shrink the federal government, not to grow it.
Richard Nixon said it best. It makes no difference whether they hold your nose or whether they go would through a wall to vote for you. It counts the same with the X.
We ask only for justice and equal rights-the right to vote, the right to our own earnings, equality before the law.
We’d all like to vote for the best man but he’s never a candidate.
It is said that Windham, when he came to the end of a speech, often found himself so perplexed by his own subtlety that he hardly knew which way he was going to give his vote. This is a good illustration of the fallaciousness of reasoning, and of the uncertainties which attend its practical application.
You can’t change the world But you can change the facts And when you change the facts You change points of view If you change points of view You may change a vote And when you change a vote You may change the world
I would absolutely commit to holding a vote on the hunting ban – I think it is not proven to be in the interests of animal welfare whatsoever.
I am the President of the United States of America, clothed in immense power! You will procure me these votes.
Since I joined Congress, I’ve been shocked at how many times we were forced to vote on 1,000-plus-page bills without ample time to read or review what was in the final legislation. It’s no wonder Congress doesn’t enact good policy.
Millions of people that are registered to vote that shouldn`t be registered to vote. Look, if nothing else, people are going to be watching on November 8th.
When we choose a mobile network, do we check whether Airtel or Vodafone belong to a particular caste? No, we simply choose the provider based on the best value or service. Then why do we vote for somebody simply because he belongs to the same caste as us?
I guess you’d call me an independent, since I’ve never identified myself with one party or another in politics. I always decide my vote by taking as careful a look as I can at the actual candidates and issues themselves, no matter what the party label.
I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.
We have enough votes to run the country. And when the people say, We’ve had enough, we are going to take over.
I have not met, in Afghanistan, in even the most remote community, anybody who does not want a say in who governs them. Most remote community, I have never met a villager who does not want a vote.
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
There must be something in the water in Minnesota because historically, despite its seemingly homogeneous population, the state has produced some of our more radical political thinkers, and its people have put their prejudices aside to vote for them.
People keep asking me whether I’m going to vote for Obama or McCain in the election. But I’m like, why bother? There will never be another leader as good as he was.
You could say that the vote to withdraw from Europe is, it’s really a vote of the British middle class, the working class, to withdraw from the U.S. neoliberalism that has been running Europe for the last ten years.
These are people that are gonna vote for Hillary Clinton. They couldn’t care less that she is sleazy. They couldn’t care less that she cannot tell the truth. They couldn’t care less that she exposes this nation to great risk.
What if I don’t want a leader? Where does that vote go? I do good on my own. I don’t want to be led.
Trump’s – has great negatives, enormous negatives, a lot of people say they simply won’t vote for him. So if he’s gotten media, maybe it hasn’t done him so much good.
A Negro who does not vote is ungrateful to those who have already died in the fight for freedom. … Any person who does not vote is failing to serve the cause of freedom – his own freedom, his people’s freedom, and his country’s freedom.
When the Obama administration passed the net neutrality rules in 2015, even when we were winning, I favored trying to get these rules in a statute, because I feel that the best way to establish predictability for the marketplace is to make sure they’re not subject to the whims of a partisan vote at the FCC.
When Blacks got the right to vote, white women got the right to sit on juries.
When in that House MPs divide/If they’ve a brain and cerebellum, too/They’ve got to leave that brain outside/And vote just as their leaders tell ’em to.
Anybody who knows me knows my vote can’t be bought.
Now that Hillary Clinton is officially running for President I am officially not going to vote for her. It’s official.
I grew up in the military. I’ve lived that life. I know that our soldiers are out there fighting for our right to vote, and they’re out there fighting for other countries’ rights to vote… Guys have been dying for it, and we have to go out and exercise it.
In reality, in the history of it, the captains are only really in charge during an engagement. The rest of the time, everyone had got the same vote. It’s been very interesting finding that.
They [Theodore White and Lou Harris] took turns weeping, and finally concluded that Rockefeller got the votes of everyone in California who is a Negro, a Jew, a Mexican, and a college graduate, while Goldwater got the votes of every millionaire. Which certainly makes California the land of opportunity.
After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land.
If I were to vote, I would intentionally vote for the goofiest candidate. It is my theory that when the people can outwit the leader, the more respected their voices will be.
When anybody and everybody registers to vote, they do so under the penalty of perjury.
I donвЂ™t believe in adhering to any rules I donвЂ™t support and I didnвЂ™t vote for. To hell with what people think. Just be who you are and youвЂ™ll be happy.
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!
Ideal legislators do not vote their interests.
I’d rather vote for something I want and not get it than vote for something I don’t want, and get it.
Abraham Lincoln is resolute, honest, has the best interest of the nation at heart, and he’s as ugly as homemade Sunday sin, so he is modest, too. I’d vote for that in an undead heartbeat.
There are a lot of anachronisms in Washington, but the need to periodically raise the debt limit by Congressional vote is certainly one of them.
You can always find a reason to say no. It’s the easiest vote. It’s also not exactly a red badge of courage.
We have a huge struggle for our sense of what a democracy is. We’re not living in reality when we think we have some sort of democracy. We’re really on the edge. We have two presidents who lost the popular vote but won the election. This is not working.
There is no “but” in it. The way to be an administration Senator is to vote with the Administration.
The question of education has nothing to do with the question of the vote. On numerous occasions it has been proved in history that people can enjoy the vote even if they have no education.
I take my vote as a salute to the little guy, the one who doesn’t hit 500 home runs. I was one of the guys that did all they could to win. I’m proud of my stats, but I don’t think I ever got on for.
If the people fail to vote, a government will be developed which is not their government… The whole system of American Government rests on the ballot box. Unless citizens perform their duties there, such a system of government is doomed to failure.
We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.
Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.
Anyone who wants to vote probably shouldn’t be allowed to vote. Voting is the first step towards zombification – trying to get something without actually working for it.
We have free elections. Everybody can vote, we fought for that, we brag about that and we know we’re going to have a winner and we’re going to have a loser.
I will vote my hopes and not my fears
The way to get people’s votes is to say that all their problems are caused by other people, and that you will stop those other people from giving them trouble. But if you really want to help, then you can tell them the truth and risk losing their votes.
I will not vote for a candidate who thinks you can ‘pray away the gay,’ I will not vote for a candidate who thinks that he has more rights to my uterus than I do, I will not vote for a candidate who thinks that it’s okay to dump toxic waste in the ocean.
Every election I have to hold my nose to vote.
Coolidge made less speeches and got more votes than any man that ever run. (William Jennings) Bryan was listened to and cheered by more people than any single human in politics, and he lost. So there is a doubt just whether talking does you good or harm.
I had incorrectly, for all of my adult life until 2008, believed the biggest voting myth that exists – that ex-felons cannot vote.
Yesterday in a 25 to 24 vote, Republicans welcomed back Lott back into their leadership and named him minority whip. That is great for Trent. They say minority whip is a stepping stone to Grand Wizard.
If you’re going to vote for somebody because you think they have a great faith in God, you’d better be sure that God has faith in them.
If you, the citizen, deliberately vote for someone who won’t give you healthcare over someone who will, you need to have your head examined. Except you can’t afford to have your head examined.
My personal take on politics is I deal with social situations and cultural situations in my music and in my life. I have said on record many times that I haven’t voted. I’m not the type of person who says, ‘I’m never going to vote.’ I think it’s clear to me that our system has failed us.
You’re not going to get a chance to vote for me on the ballot, but you can actually vote for what I believe in.
People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won’t be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.
The American people’s vote can’t be bought.
Not voting is one of the worst things that could happen in our community. You can vote for whoever you want to, but choosing not to vote spits in the face of our ancestors who fought for our right to vote.
For decades now, the Democrats have had a good gig buying the votes of government workers with outrageous salaries, benefits and work rules – and then sticking productive earners with the bill. But, now, we’re out of money.
You vote yourselves salaries out of the public funds and care only for your own personal interests; hence the state limps along.
When I vote for a candidate I always try to learn as much as I can about them, but I guess I focus a lot on environmental issues, and I tend to vote along those lines.
Al Gore in 2000. He got a half a million more votes than George Bush and lost. How can that be? It’s ridiculous. It’s an elitist system. It’s so they pick your President. You don’t – the people – and it needs to be abolished.
I will never vote Democrat again, they are Communists.
I don’t feel like it’s a wasted vote because I think it encourages more people like that to run. I vote for the candidates that aren’t bought and paid for like the Clintons.
Call Loretta Lynch for a vote. Get her confirmed. Put her in place. Let her do her job.
I’m fed up with democracy. In a democracy, people vote for the mayors. I wanted to build a city where I will choose the citizens.
I love religion but I don’t need it for votes.
there were some Labourists saying that other things must be dealt with before women got the vote. It was humanly natural that they, as men, should say so. Our business as women was to recognize this and act accordingly.
Let the people decide whom to vote for, who has more authority. And only people, only our citizens, are able to place the final emphasis, voting for this or that person or political force, or rejecting it. Thats democracy.
There was nothing that said the road to popular vote. Hey guys, we won. You don’t have to respond.
If I had to choose between a narrow-minded woman or a man who was an enlightened thinker, I would vote for the man.
A lot of people say, “Ah, Rush, don’t read the comments. You can’t. This is loony…” You can’t ignore this stuff. These people vote, and they are huge in number, and every social media app you can find from Twitter to Facebook, to LinkedIn, whatever the hell it is, they dominate.
If one candidate is appealing to your fears, and the other one’s appealing to your hopes, youвЂ™d better vote for the person who wants you to think and hope!
Thou shall not steal, even by majority vote.
The first time I voted, I voted for Eugene McCarthy and I knew he wouldn’t win, but it felt so great to vote for him, to vote for the right guy – the one who wanted peace.
Let’s not be overconfident, we still have to count the votes.
Donald Trump, I would vote for him. Trump would make this country better I feel.
Take it from me – every vote counts. In our Democracy, every vote has power. And never forget – that power is yours. Don’t let anyone take it away or talk you into throwing it away. And let’s make sure that this time every vote is counted.
Examine the platforms of both parties. Examine the character of both parties. Get down on your knees. Say, Lord, help me make this decision. And then go vote.
Women are like puzzles because prior to 1920 neither had the right to vote. Puzzles still don’t.
I am about to vote. I am about to do something that human beings are rarely allowed to do. I am doing something that did not exist until America.
A lot of people died fighting tyranny. The least I can do is vote against it.
And the whole schtick of the psychedelic experience, I think, is reclaim immediate experience, realize that you out vote all parliaments, police forces, and major newspapers on the planet because, who knows, they may be illusions.
Let us not turn schools into dumps when we go out and vote on Monday.
You tell me your favorite novelists and I’ll tell you whom you vote for, or whether you vote at all.
My book is focused on the power of the American state, not least because the government of the United States governs so much that the case could be made that everybody around the world ought to have a vote in determining some of its policies.
…the very notion that a candidate should openly solicit votes violated the principled presumption that such behavior itself represented a confession of unworthiness for national office.
I tell you why I don’t think I will ever vote for a Democrat, if I may say so. Because for me, the number one issue is right to life, and I don’t think the Democrats are very good on the right-to-life issue.
Vote: The only commodity that is peddleable without a license.
Cambridge is thriving and Britain is working. We have been telling people – ‘if you value it, vote for it’ – and this is particularly relevant in Cambridge.
We will vote for the country we want; we will vote for the future we want; we will vote for the politics we want; and we will vote to put this corrupt government cartel out of business and out of business immediately.
People on probation and parole are typically denied the right to vote, and in eleven states people are denied the right to vote even after completion of their sentences.
France on its own cannot impose its point of view. But neither should it give up on its demands. With a clear vote for change France will be in a strong position.
If you double count some votes, that makes other votes disenfranchised.
Votes are like trees, if you are trying to build a forest. If you have more trees than you have forests, then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win.
Republicans are definitely pro-birth (theyвЂ™ll do everything they can to make sure that that baby comes out, regardless of how it got in), but are they pro-life? Can you be pro-life and vote to cut funding that supports the life of a child?
I would’ve easily won the popular vote, much easier, in my opinion, than winning the electoral college.
Almost 100 years after women secured the right to vote in 1920 through the 19th Amendment, we still do not have equal rights under the Constitution. My question for the GOP candidates: Do you support the Equal Rights Amendment?
The irony is that the people we tend to vote for actually look down on voters and voting. That’s just idiotic, right? That’s like a snake eating its own tail! A wolf in a trap gnawing off its own head to escape!
I did not vote Labour because they’ve heard of Oasis and nobody is going to vote Tory because William Hague has got a baseball cap.
I vote Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.
The South is dry and will vote dry. That is, everybody that is sober enough to stagger to the polls will.
I’d like to vote for the candidate similar to the one the Right absurdly claims Obama is.
To make it hard, to make it difficult almost impossible for people to cast a vote is not in keeping with the democratic process.
Texas has a lot of electrical votes.
Do not tell somebody how to vote, just go up to them and tell them what Fahrenheit 9/11 meant to you. Fahrenheit will probably not win an Academy Award, but if you put it first on your list, it will become a nominee.
If the people are to be the final tribunal then they must vote for what is right rather than according to their own selfish interests, else we are treading the path of danger.
The real issue at hand is how God is going to respond to a culture when the majority of the people seek to veto Him.
The very fact that I became mayor in 1977 conveys how you can’t figure out what the people will do. Nobody thought I would be elected. When I entered I got four percent of the vote in the first poll, four percent.
Unions are at a disadvantage in a company vote because the employees can see that the greatest advocates of unionization are often the malcontents and marginal workers.
Vote for the candidate you believe would be the best candidate. That’s the way it should work.
Cheap medical care is one of the most expensive things there is. So long as politicians can create the illusion of something for nothing, that gets them votes, which is what it is all about, as far as they are concerned.
The women’s suffrage movement is only the small edge of the wedge, if we allow women to vote it will mean the loss of social structure and the rise of every liberal cause under the sun. Women are well represented by their fathers, brothers, and husbands.
Apparently tired of waiting for clear direction from Congress, the people of Puerto Rico have used the tools provided by their own local constitution to schedule a vote for Dec. 13 on the status of the island.
Please, my dear brothers, let your wives and sisters go to the voter registration process. Later, you can control who she votes for, but please, let her go.
If the Christians of America could be persuaded to vote God and a clean ticket, it would bring about a moral revolution that would be incalculably beneficent. It would save the country.
We have been in recess since July, and during that time there has been a fuel crisis, a Danish no vote, the collapse of the euro and a war in the middle east, but what is our business tomorrow? The Insolvency Bill [Lords]. It ought to be called the Bankruptcy Bill [Commons], because we play no role.
If you want to live like a Republican, vote like a Democrat.
Th’ dead ar-re always pop’lar. I knowed a society wanst to vote a monyment to a man an’ refuse to help his fam’ly, all in wan night.
If a candidate for president said he believed that space aliens dwell among us, would that affect your willingness to vote for him? Personally, I might not disqualify him out of hand; one out of three Americans believe we have had Visitors and, hey, who knows? But I would certainly want to ask a few questions.
Vote early and vote often.
Black Fergusonians have shown that they will vote when they have something to vote for and know that their vote will count. Seventy-six percent of them turned out in November 2012, when Missouri was a key swing state for Barack Obama’s reelection.
I wouldn’t vote against getting rid of the Jim Crow laws.
I think it is a simple statement of principle that in a democracy you should make your MPs work harder for your vote and try and get at least majority support in their local area, and that in a nutshell is what AV does.
The only people brave enough to vote out this corrupt establishment is you, the American people.
You never know. It started with me in Louisiana when I won Louisiana and I got fewer delegates than Ted Cruz. I win a state, I get fewer votes. Then, I poll great in Colorado and all of a sudden .вЂ‰.вЂ‰. the voters aren’t going to choose. The bosses are going to choose. Anything is possible.
It doesn’t matter who you vote for, the government always gets in.
It takes ground activity to stimulate that Black vote.
But they were going to war anyway and they were going to bully and pressure countries to vote for it.
We have a whole lot of the president-elect’s nominees that have not filled out their ethics disclosures. I can never remember a time when anybody was voted on for a Cabinet position who hadn’t completed their ethics report, and certainly nobody should be allowed to vote until that’s done.
We are spending more money on bond holders than we are on our own citizens. It took 204 years to have this happen. The other party will not even allow a recorded vote on this issue so that we can see how people stand on that issue.
When the political columnists say ‘Every thinking man’ they mean themselves, and when candidates appeal to ‘Every intelligent voter’ they mean everybody who is going to vote for them
Our government is built upon the vote. But votes that are purchasable are quicksands, and a government built on them stands upon corruption and revolution.
I guess if I’d had any sense, I’d have been a little scared [to register to vote] – but what was the point of being scared? The only thing they could do was kill me, and it kinda seemed like they’d been trying to do that a little bit at a time since I could remember.
There are people who don’t vote for a lot of reasons, sometimes as a statement.
Much as banks don’t care where your money’s coming from, the Electoral College is all ‘don’t ask, don’t care’ when it comes to votes.
If you can’t put your values into your vote, we don’t have a democracy.
I don’t know one person who has changed their vote from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump because Vladimir Putin wanted them to do that.
In my district, California 14, we have about 4,000 families who are on food stamps, but some of my colleagues have thousands and thousands more. Yet, they somehow feel like crusaders, like heroes, when they vote to cut food stamps.
The only people that should vote should be legal.
I thank all of those deputies who supported the government and gave it a vote of confidence. I believe each of those votes represents a responsible decision to avoid placing our country’s membership of the eurozone in danger.
When you understand the values of God’s kingdom, you will best understand His agenda.4 However, it is my conviction that the message of the kingdom, and the values therein, are sorely lacking in understanding today.
If it’s concerning immigration, do something on immigration, put your concerns on the President’s actions and I’ll vote on them. I’m not going to play politics and start playing around with the Homeland Security, there’s no pressure that’s going to change where I am.
We intend to try and vote the Chinaman out, to frighten him out. And if this won’t do it, to kill him out.
Many people supported the Conservatives because of David Cameron, while many people supported Labour despite Ed Miliband. Deteriorating opinions of Cameron will therefore have a bigger impact on the Conservatives’ vote share than worsening views of Miliband would have on Labour’s.
And then you’ve got Lieberman, who is for the war. And thinks the tax cuts could really help. He’s basically for people who want to vote for Bush but don’t think Bush is Jewish enough.
I want to have a good vote in the Senate so we send the message that the Republicans and the Democrats are together in favor of immigration reform.
People think that their vote counts. They go to college, and everything gets mixed up. People stop caring, … They raise the gas prices, but what the Everyman makes and welfare never seem to keep up. The HMO system is so ridiculous. I’m slightly educated. No one wants to hear what Hilary Duff thinks of the economy.
Every vote should carry a serial number, so that responsibility for harmful or careless use of the vote can be traced. Concealed voting should be outlawed.
These guys sit in the Senate – even though he misses most of the votes, by the way – but he sits in the Senate and listens to this stuff all the time.I’m out working, producing jobs all over the place and building a great company.
If you know how to read, you have a complete education about life, then you know how to vote within a democracy. But if you don’t know how to read, you don’t know how to decide. That’s the great thing about our country – we’re a democracy of readers, and we should keep it that way.
When you vote, you are exercising political authority, you’re using force. And force, my friends, is violence. The supreme authority from which all other authorities are derived.
I think jazz is a phenomenal creative force, because it’s one man, one vote as you’re playing, but it’s a collective thing, what you’re doing. You’re listening to all the musicians around you and you’re working within that structure.
The kind of corruption the media talk about, the kind the Supreme Court was concerned about, involves the putative sale of votes in exchange for campaign contributions.
Every time you buy something consider it a vote of confidence in the company that produced it.
As a believer and a child of the King, to consider casting a vote for someone or for something that would go against what God would vote for ought to be out of the question.
I don’t vote and I got nothing to do with it.
They want everybody to vote. I don’t want everybody to vote. . . . As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.
Young people need to vote. They need to get out there. Every vote counts. Educate yourself too. Don’t just vote. Know what you’re voting for, and stand by that.
If you are tired of partisanship over patriotism, you need to vote for a change in direction.
Everything in our foreign and domestic policy is a question of issue for the American people to vote on.
Twenty years of votes can tell you much more about a man than twenty weeks of campaign rhetoric. Campaign talk tells people who you want them to think you are. How you vote tells people who you really are deep inside.
When my father announced his campaign for president on Oct. 3, 1991, I had already cast my vote in favor of his candidacy.
If you don’t vote, you don’t count.
Today, you’ve got hedge fund billionaires aligned with Karl Rove, running ads against me to try to get Democrats to vote for you [Bernie Sanders]. I know this game. I’m going to stop this game.
Donald Trump happened to be in Scotland on the very day, the morning after the Brexit vote. He’s there to open his golf course in Turnberry, and, lo and behold, the first thing he talked about was not the Brexit vote.
I am neither Republican nor Democrat. I am a registered independent because I find that I cast my votes not on the basis of party loyalty but on the issues of the moment and my assessment of the candidates.
No-one ever votes Tory, do they?
Italian politicians are too stupid to deserve my vote, but they can get over it with my critical, denunciatory, satirical, vitriolic and vituperative invectives.
Maybe some people thought I was ‘safe’ so they didn’t really bothered to vote for me at all.
I think the worst thing [Donald Trump]did was the tweet the other night about illegal votes.
There are many Americans who regardless of the intelligence or the profound political persuasion of a figure will never vote for a black man. Not all of them are racists; some are skeptical, and some are suspicious.
No government dependent on a democratic vote could possibly agree in advance to the sacrifices which any adequate plan for European Union must involve. The people must be led slowly and unconsciously into the abandonment of their traditional economic defences, not asked.
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
The vote by the Judiciary Committee reflects the fact that John Roberts is an exceptional nominee with a conservative judicial philosophy – a philosophy that represents mainstream America.
For my part I prefer fifty thousand rifles to five million votes.
For the church to say that abortion is not acceptable for a Catholic is fine. To say directly or indirectly that on something that is a church teaching that you must also vote according to that – that’s not acceptable in a country based on the First Amendment.
People don’t vote. Instinct tells them it’s useless.
Latinos have enough voting power now to decide elections, and every smart politician knows this.We can’t afford to give our vote to those who alienate us, but neither to those who take us for granted.
The Liberal Party of Canada, heading into an election, at the last minute they always stand up and they say: We know there’s people out there that want to vote NDP and God love you. But if you vote for them you’re throwing your vote away.
Republican governors trying to suppress the vote.
You vote for Hillary Clinton, you’re crazy.
Having personally watched the Voting Rights Act being signed into law that August day, I can’t begin to imagine how we could have all been so wrong in believing that more Americans would vote once they were all truly free to do so.
Freedom to vote is valuable primarily as a means to safeguard other freedoms.
I therefore shared fully the intense chagrin of the New York and other State delegations when, on the third ballot, Abraham Lincoln received a larger vote than Seward.
Here I am in the state of New Mexico. George Bush is still in the state of denial. New Mexico has five electoral votes. The state of denial has none. I like my chances.
It’s not ok when around 1 million New Zealanders don’t vote.
Andrew Jackson was the first one to think up the idea to promise everybody that if they will vote for you, you will give them an office when you get it, and the more times they vote for you, the bigger the office.
I ask Hoosiers to come together and vote for Barack Obama to be our next President.
Girl Scouts is such an iconic organization that it’s easy to overlook how daring an idea it was for founder Juliette Gordon Low to gather those first 18 girls in that troop in Savannah, Georgia. It was 1912, after all, and women wouldn’t earn the right to vote for another eight years.
General Musharraf needs my participation to give credibility to the electoral process, as well as to respect the fundamental right of all those who wish to vote for me.
I do not consider myself opposed to any of these Republicans, because any of these people if they were gonna get the nomination are gonna get my vote over Hillary Clinton. I am not in any way, shape, manner, or form trying to damage any of them.
We [he and his wife Trish Van Devere] don’t talk politics. I’m an independent conservative; she’s a radical Democrat. We never vote together.
Election Day outside of big cities is different. For one thing, there are so few people in my town that each individual vote really does matter, and several local races have been decided by as many votes as you can count on one hand.
A man who murders another shortens by a few brief years the life of a human being; but he who votes to increase the burden of debts upon the people of the United States assumes a graver responsibility.
I would not vote for the Democratic candidate. I could not vote for Donald Trump. I would therefore have to write in someone. I could get behind any other Republican candidate, any of them.
It’s the American way: if you don’t vote, you don’t get to whine.
Hillary Clinton`s popular vote lead is now up to 2.3 million votes, but get this, [Donald] Trump`s percentage of the popular vote has now dropped to 46.4 percent.
I think the people should demand accountability on the voting. I think there’s no point in voting if you’re not gonna demand fairness and be able to verify each vote. And other countries can do this fairly easily. So I don’t think you really want democracy if you’re not willing to take that first step.
All women, regardless of her economic status or racial background, have a right to vote, and no politician or regressive law should prevent her from doing so.
Lenin said that people vote with their feet. Well, that’s what’s happening. They either go, or they don’t go. It’s all politics. It’s all demographics.
Sixteen- and 17-year-olds pay taxes and can join the army, so surely they should in turn be given their right to vote.
Canadians didn’t vote for a carbon tax. Justin Trudeau campaigned, promised that he wouldn’t create a carbon tax.
If power lies more and more in the hands of corporations rather than governments, the most effective way to be political is not to cast one’s vote at the ballot box, but to do so at the supermarket or at a shareholders’ meeting. When provoked, corporations respond.
And, as you recall, last year, people were asking us, don’t vote on the bill until you read every part of the bill. So, as a good attorney and as a good legislator, I think it’s my responsibility to read the amendments.
I still think people like to hear from someone’s heart and how they really feel than the old political rhetoric trying to not say the wrong thing because how would it look, would they get votes, lose votes.
In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
Google (and pretty much every other major search engine) uses hyperlinks to help determine reputation. Links are usually editorial votes given by choice, and link-based analysis has greatly improved the quality of web search.
I am delighted with the strong vote I have received. My message of positive leadership, patriotism and commitment clearly was resonating with tens of thousands of ordinary Irish people.
Woman stock is rising in the market. I shall not live to see women vote, but I’ll come and rap on the ballot box.
If you believe women are constituted differently to men then remove taxation from them. But if you’re a democrat and you believe in government of the people by the people and for the people, then you believe in fair play. So when you tax women, give them the vote as well.
First, I think more Americans need to declare their independence from partisan politics on both sides. The more that Americans declare their independence, the more the parties will have to compete for their votes using reason rather than the hateful appeals.
In the end, the British didn’t vote to leave because of the euro. They’re not even members of the currency union. Even the refugee crisis hardly affected the country.
Over in Iraq after you vote they paint your finger purple so you can’t vote again. It’s a flawless system. It works perfectly unless, of course, someone has paint remover.
I think its ridiculous. I mean the voter ID situation has turned out to be a very unfair development. We may have people vote 10 times.
Donald Trump is in office. It’s not just another Republican candidate – Donald Trump. And people were so disaffected with the liberal message that they were willing to vote for him.
Times are ripe to discuss about the vote right, at least on an administrative level, for immigrant persons.
I really believe that anybody on the Left or the Right that tries to invoke the teachings of Jesus to say they should vote for this candidate or that candidate, I think they’re stretching Scripture.
I wanted to see Democrats out there talking about our core set of issues. And let people around this country vote, let – people have caucuses, let them do it however they’re going to do it.
Can we please rename The Sandy Relief Bill to the Supplemental Iraq War Funding Bill so the GOP Congress can vote for it?
Our great Constitution has been beaten and torn until now it hangs by a single thread, and that thread is our franchise to vote.
If you don’t vote Socialist/Communist before you are twenty, you have no heart – if you do vote Socialist/Communist after you are twenty, you have no head.
I started out as a 16 year old registering people to vote.
The party of swindlers and thieves is putting forward its chief swindler and its chief thief for the presidency. We must vote against him, struggle against him.
I don’t think it’s so important who you vote for – you vote for who you believe in. The important thing is to vote, because it’s our way and it’s the best way.
I don’t believe that people vote for President based on spouses. I don’t even think they vote much based on vice presidents or any other factor. I think they choose between the two people who are running.
I think it’s inconsistent to tell the American people that you oppose the war and, yet, you continue to vote to fund the war. Because every time you vote to fund the war, you’re reauthorizing the war all over again.
These nutbags, like Santorum and Bachmann, who make these people and especially young gay kids feel miserable, shame on them. They’re quacks. I would never vote for them. I wouldn’t even listen to them because there but for the grace of God go they.
Putting even one thing in your shopping basket that’s locally produced or organic makes all the difference. It’s a vote for the future, for animal welfare, for the environment, for your children’s children.
A good many people voted for [Barack] Obama, and I’m not only talking about the black vote. A lot of people voted for Obama because of our history of racial discrimination in this country.
I think she has more gospel style than I do. I think I’m more, umm, you know mainstream I guess. I don’t know if we split the vote. That could be possible but I don’t think we are the same at all.
I can’t tell anyone to vote.
I never stop running. I’m not one of the weenies who drop out just because the electoral college votes. I’m still in the race. I’m an extremely corrupt candidate and I stress that in case anybody in our reading audience is interested in sending me money.
With the right to vote, our choice should be for the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us.
Senator John McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama can cause me to vote for McCain.
This is very interesting because the Liberal Party of Canada, heading into an election, at the last minute they always stand up and they say: We know there’s people out there that want to vote NDP and God love you.
Campaigns fail if they waste resources courting voters who are unpersuadable or already persuaded. Their most urgent task is to find and persuade the few voters who are genuinely undecided and the larger number who are favorably disposed but need a push to actually vote.
Not everyone supported gaming, but we had a general meeting and a vote on whether to pursue a casino or not and the tribe voted yes, and as a tribal representative to the state legislature, I had to represent that decision.
Bernie Sanders lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton, but he won more than 12 million votes in the primaries and was respectfully and elaborately saluted by Hillary Clinton, whom he has endorsed.
A Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in evil, and so unworthy to
present himself for Holy Communion, if he were to deliberately vote for a
candidate precisely because of the candidate’s permissive stand on abortion
present himself for Holy Communion, if he were to deliberately vote for a
candidate precisely because of the candidate’s permissive stand on abortion
The lesser of two evils is still evil.
If the states had to vote on slavery, we would have lost the vote.
I believe that George Bush won the election through the vote of the people and the way our republic is set up. All we did was follow the law in the Department of State.
We can get this done! Take a vote, and send me that bill.
I don’t understand it, how President Johnson can send troops to Vietnam and cannot send troops to Selma, Alabama, to protect people whose only desire is to register to vote.
Thou shalt not steal, except by majority vote.
I will have received more votes for a Republican than anyone in the history of the primaries by millions. More than Ronald Reagan, who was a terrific guy, more than Dwight D. Eisenhower, more than everybody. … That’s a great honor.
I`m an old duck hunter. I like to go hunting where the ducks are. We`re looking for votes. I think maybe poaching some of those soft Donald Trump Republican votes would be the place to go.
And the president is all wrong when he maintains that a nominee should have an up-or-down vote. The Constitution doesn’t say that. The Constitution doesn’t say that that nominee shall have any vote at all. There doesn’t have to even be a vote.
When I ran for mayor of New York City, the first time, some people voted eight and ten times. And second time I had firefighters and police officers outside checking on the buses so we take down the number of the bus, the bus had voted ten times, and wouldn’t let the bus vote again.
Freedom has nothing to do with having the right to vote for your oppressor; freedom is not having any form of oppression.
Obamacare is a crime against democracy because a material part of that bill was not disclosed to the Senate nor to the House of Representatives. The funding was hidden in the bill. That was fraud and I can’t vote for any budget that fails to bring back that money from Obamacare.
It’s blasphemous, don’t get distracted by these lottery tickets and statues. It’s just fake gold and plastic… We crying for votes but how many of us is on the board. Better yet, when’s the last time you showed up and supported the NAACP Awards?
The grass roots are energized because the absolutely highest priority in the country in November is to defeat Barack Obama. I have spoken with literally thousands and thousands of tea-party activists – I have yet to meet a single tea-party leader that is not going to vote for Mitt Romney.
Every guy looks in his pocket and then votes.
While Donald Trump is showing some strength in places like Iowa, it’s just not enough to get him close to getting the electoral votes that he needs to win.
Democracy is about voting and it’s about a majority vote. And it’s time that we started exercising the Democratic process.
There are many farm handouts; but let’s call them what they really are: a form of legalized theft. Essentially, a congressman tells his farm constituency, “Vote for me. I’ll use my office to take another American’s money and give it to you.”
Illinois has less than a 12 percent black population and I won with 55 percent of the vote.
I vote Democrat because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves. I am also thankful that we have a 911 service that gets police to your home in order to identify your body after a home invasion.
There is no city in the United States in which I can get a warmer welcome and fewer votes than Columbia, Ohio.
Vote in a national election.
No senator’s vote, except for the declaration of war or the authorization for the use of force, is more important than the confirmation of a nominee for the Supreme Court for a lifetime appointment.
Vote SNP for a party that always stands up for Scotland, that is stronger for Scotland, and a government that will keep the country moving in the right direction.
The reason women don’t vote for Republicans is not that they haven’t had the impact of Republican policies spelled out in simple enough terms for them. It’s because they understand Republican policies perfectly well. Women vote against Republicans because they know the impact Republican policies have on their lives.
The Chancellor looked down at the empty table for a minute. Then he shrugged, looked up, and gave a surprisingly jaunty smile. “All in favor of admitting first-term Kvothe’s reckless use of sympathy as proof of mastery of basic principles of sympathy vote by show of hands.
The beauty of our democracy lies in the American value of equality: if you vote, you have a seat at the table. If you speak, you have a chance to persuade others. A billionaire and a minimum wage earner have the same power at the ballot box.
And the first thing we have to do is vote. Hey, no, not just once in a while. Not just when my husband or somebody you like is on the ballot. But in every election at every level, all of the time.
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
Despite his infirmities, Strom Thurmond showed up to work every day and did not miss a Senate vote in his final year, though no one is sure if a shouted ‘Bingo!’ counted as a yea or a nay.
I cannot in good conscience vote in favor of tax cuts, irrespective of their size, or to which segment of the population they are targeted. Nor can I support any spending increases that are not related to improving our nation’s defense from the obvious and serious threats facing us today.
The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
He is one of those wise philanthropists who, in a time of famine, would vote for nothing but a supply of toothpicks.
I vote Labour and can’t begin to acknowledge anything good that comes from a Tory.
All we have is our vote. But it’s powerful.
I’m happy with the vote and the support. I’m very glad that it is so decisive. It will enable me to be a president for all of the people.
The kids get a vote. That’s very important when it comes to raising kids. And always keep the bigger picture in mind.
It is pointless to get your knickers in a twist if a certain person fails to react the way you want. It is best to avoid people and situations that you know drive you crazy. Remember to vote with your feet. If a situation is untenable or unchangeable, walk away.
Whenever a fellow tells me he’s bipartisan, I know he’s going to vote against me.
You cannot read the Bible and ignore the political realm.
Republicans are definitely pro-birth – they’ll do everything they can to make sure that that baby comes out, regardless of how it got in, but are they pro-life? Can you be pro-life and vote to cut funding that supports the life of a child?
America under 30 is a more non-whites place than America over 60. And we know that non-whites and whites vote differently.
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.
A popular vote to ascertain the will of the sovereign.
Democracy is a form of government that cannot long survive, for as soon as the people learn that they have a voice in the fiscal policies of the government, they will move to vote for themselves all the money in the treasury, and bankrupt the nation.
Although I entertain great respect and regard for the female sex I consider the qualifications of the ladies to be already sufficiently charming without adding to their influence in society by conferring on them the right to vote for members of the legislature.
Clinton passed his first budget without a single Republican vote in either the House or the Senate. Before it led to the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, it led to a Democratic defeat in the 1994 midterms.
People who bowl vote. Bowlers are not the cultural elite.
We can look you in the eye and talk to you about life, heart, love rock’n’roll, whatever, but we do not have the moral authority to tell people how to vote or what to do with their bodies. We are just a rock band.
I hope that young people will also look to politics as a vehicle to not only have their voices heard, but actually to be the change makers that they want to see. They are disaffected, understandably, but I hope that young people will not only turn out to vote but also run for office.
Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.
It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 – except Goldwater in ’64 – the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted.
Dependency is the highest political good – at least for politicians. Since the 1930s, politicians have striven to leave no vote unbought.
If Democrats vote against everyone sight unseen, then Republicans will vote for everyone sight unseen. However, if Democrats demonstrate that theyвЂ™re considering each candidate on the merits, they have at least a fighting chance of defeating one or two of TrumpвЂ™s nominees.
No matter who you vote for, the government stays in power
I think it’s one thing to be part of a very important group called the Senate of the United States and cast a vote. You’re one of 100. I think it says even more to be a governor, where you ultimately have that political responsibility and accountability to succeed.
If we take into account that women have had the right to vote only for some 100 years – in some countries even less – and that we have already won seats in governments or presidential offices, I understand that men look at this rise with some anxiety.
Just as everybody has the vote including women, I think children should, because as a child is conscious of itself then it has to me an existence and has a stake in what happens.
I vote because it’s what small-d democracy is about. Because there are places where people fight for generations and stand for hours to cast a ballot knowing what we ought to remember: that it makes a difference. Not always a big difference. Not always an immediate difference. But a difference.
There isn’t any finer folks living than a Republican that votes the Democratic ticket.
Harry Reid employed the so-called nuclear option, broke the Senate rules to change the Senate rules, lowered the threshold for confirmation from 60 votes to 51 votes. And it is a direct result of Harry Reid that we now have the most conservative Cabinet in decades.
Simply put, we want to bring out the wackos to vote against something and make sure the rest of the public lets the whole thing slip past them.
A candidate is a person who gets money from the rich and votes from the poor to protect them from each other.
The future lies with those wise political leaders who realize that the great public is interested more in Government than in politics. The growing independence of voters, after all, has been proven by the votes in every Presidential election since my childhood and the tendency, frankly, is on the increase.
On any given vote, on any given day, a smart senator who has taken a bold or controversial position can reach far more media outlets between the elevator and the Senate chamber than he or she could garner in a full press conference back home.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
It looks to me like the candidates are trying to relieve the farmer of his vote, instead of his debts.
Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he’s running for governor. He’s got a great slogan – ‘Vote for me, or I’ll make ‘Kindergarten Cop II
If you’re going to impeach him, impeach [Donald Trump].If he did something wrong, arrest him. But don’t cry the blues because you didn’t get the vote out and this man had a genius way of winning the election.
I am for anyone that will give me lower taxes, stop all this stupid spending. Whoever promises me that gets this chicken’s vote.
Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals’ suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don’t vote.
You think that somehow they didnвЂ™t come after me to get rid of me because my vote is the deciding vote in the health care bill then, ladies and gentlemen, you live today in a world that is so innocent as not to understand what is going on in Washington, D.C.
If the nearly one-and-a-half million babies aborted in America each year could, somehow, vote, chameleon candidates would find fresh reason to be concerned about abortion, whereas now they are unconcerned.
The legal system we have and the rule of law are far more responsible for our traditional liberties than any system of one man one vote. Any country or Government which wants to proceed towards tyranny starts to undermine legal rights and undermine the law.
The plurality of German campaign formats, including the televised debates, reflect that we in Germany don’t directly vote for a person like in the United States or in France, but for parties. We have a different system.
If I were a Catholic, I’d be asking what’s going on here. I really would. “The pope also broke with his predecessors by suggesting that Catholic lawmakers are free to vote for same-sex marriage and civil unions.”
Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote!
I would never say somebody had to vote for anybody. That would be terrible. I haven’t said that.
I was wrong to vote for this war. Unfortunately, I’ll have to live with that forever. And the lesson I learned from it is to put more faith in my own judgment.
The way to lessen the grip of the Tea Party on the electoral process would be to do what a handful have done and have a primary where all voters, members of every party, can vote, and the top two vote-getters then enter a runoff.
Nixon in 1968, unlike Obama 2008, was elected as a minority president with only 43 percent of the vote. Yet, in 1972, he won what, in some measures, was the most lopsided election in American history with 61 percent.