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Elections Quotes

Otto Bismarck
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
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We're not putting any stock in any polls right now. The only poll that matters is the one on Election Day.
Chris Ingram Permalink
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Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government...
Thomas Jefferson Permalink
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Plato
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
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There isn't any finer folks living than a Republican that votes the Democratic ticket.
Will Rogers Permalink
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What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician' if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public office and trying to do something for his people?
Richard Daley Permalink
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A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.
James Clarke Permalink
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The challenger has an uphill fight. If he's lucky enough to win and gets to the general election, he's going to be broke.
David Souter Permalink
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[Amy Walter, who tracks House elections for Cook, said,] Republicans have done a good job building these levees, but we haven't seen them tested in a Category 5 storm. ... The annals of redistricting are replete with stories of parties that thought they drew themselves into safety but got blown away.
Bruce Cain Permalink
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Without general elections, without unrestricted freedom of press and assembly, without a free struggle of opinion, life dies out in every public institution, becomes a mere semblance of life, in which only the bureaucracy remains as the active element. Public life gradually falls asleep, a few dozen party leaders of inexhaustible energy and boundless experience direct and rule. Such conditions must inevitably cause a brutalization of public life: attempted assassinations, shootings of hostages, etc.
Rosa Luxemburg Permalink
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Franklin P. Adams,
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
Franklin P. Adams, Permalink
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This is not an election. It would have been wiser for Hosni Mubarak to win by a small margin or even lose, than win in a fabricated way.
Ayman Nour Permalink
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Any relief is welcome. However, this looks like election goodies and temporary solutions.
Bruce Cran Permalink
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If the Israelis start interfering now with our elections, this will sabotage the democratic process in Palestine. I really urge the Israelis to keep their noses out of our elections. We've been conducting local elections, including Hamas, and this is our choice, and I hope Israel will respect our democracy.
Saeb Erekat Permalink
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We, as a matter of course, support free and fair elections in Iran. And we are therefore opposed to interference in the electoral process.
Adam Ereli Permalink
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Jerusalem for us is a major issue. We can't accept excluding it from our national elections.
Abbas Zaki Permalink
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It's impossible to go to this election with two lists.
Abbas Zaki Permalink
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It is impossible to have the final election results this week.
Safwat Rashid Permalink
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We want to announce the elections results as soon possible so that the public can rest. Getting the final elections results may not happen before 10 more days, maybe more, maybe less.
Abdul Hendawi Permalink
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We want to announce the elections results as soon possible so that the public can rest. But ... there must be precision in the announcement.
Abdul Hendawi Permalink
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With this letter, the government has bowed to the people's demand for holding fair elections.
Abdul Jalil Permalink
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It's become an embarrassment of a sort. [Having elections] was not something the UAE wanted to be behind in. They see themselves as leaders. They also found out you can't have a global city and a closed one.
Abdulkhaleq Abdulla Permalink
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In a way, this election is the rebirth of Liberia.
Abdulsalami Abubakar Permalink
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The political parties and groups that did not take part in the election should be invited to participate in the writing of the permanent constitution.
Adnan Pachachi Permalink
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We've accepted the caretaker prime minister's own political break proposal and will run in general elections in the post political reform period for the spirit of national reconciliation and unity.
Abhisit Vejjajiva Permalink
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I want to reaffirm that after the election, we will stage protracted protests until the prime minister resigns.
Chamlong Srimuang Permalink
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George Bernard Shaw
An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
George Bernard Shaw Permalink
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John Adams
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
John Adams Permalink
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As long as we are alive, there will be no elections in Balata.
Alaa Sanakra Permalink
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Compaq is weighing down the Nasdaq, but we're getting a rotation into Dow stocks, ... It (the election) got so petered out after 35 days that it was hard to get much of a reaction.
Art Hogan Permalink
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