Voting Quotes

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

James Bovard

Although that's not surprising, given that voters were accompanied into the booths by Saddam's Ba'ath party officials, and given a choice between voting for Saddam or voting for their wives and children to be killed, and their houses to be burnt down.

Rory Bremner

Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper

Larry Flynt

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

Virgil Goode

It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting

Tom Stoppard

Every citizen of this country should be guaranteed that their vote matters, that their vote is counted, and that in the voting booth, their vote has a much weight as that of any CEO, any member of Congress, or any President.

Barbara Levy Boxer

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

Barbara Levy Boxer

The idea of an election is much more interesting to me than the election itself...The act of voting is in itself the defining moment.

Jeff Melvoin

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!

Benjamin Franklin

Voting is a civic sacrament.

Theodore Hesburgh

Voting is simply a way of determining which side is the stronger without putting it to the test of fighting

Henry Louis Mencken

If voting changed anything, they'd abolish it.

Ken Livingstone

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

Marshall McLuhan

All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong.

Henry David Thoreau

Of course, I also encountered hostile reactions in campaigning. People called me names, even spat at me; I received more threats. The most remarkable people, to me, were those who apparently approved of everything I said but nonetheless wouldn't dream of voting for the Liberal Party. It reminded me of Somalia: they wouldn't vote outside their clan.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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

Henry Fountain Ashurst

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