Election Day Quotes

Election Day Quotes:

1. “Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance.”

2. “It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.”

3. “No matter their party, people with a conflict of interest should be banned from the Electoral College.”

4. “Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.”

5. “Every conceivable layer of the election process is completely riddled with vulnerabilities, so yes, hacking elections is easy!”

6. “A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.”

7. “Politicians are like bad horsemen who are so preoccupied with staying in the saddle that they can’t bother about where they’re going.”

8. “A totally befuddled voter may look at a Vote for McGovern sign and do just that.”

9. “Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.”

10. “Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.”

11. “There's no such thing as a vote that doesn't matter.”

12. “There are some ignorant and immoral politicians, the more they win the elections the more their countries lose! Their victory always results in the defeat and the collapse of the whole country!”

13. “When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President, I'm beginning to believe it.”

14. “Despite what the pundits want us to think, contested primaries aren't civil war, they are democracy at work, and that's beautiful.”

15. “This country has always been run by elite, and it's an elitist democracy. And that's not a radical concept. It's elitist democracy. When people talk about democracy, they don't talk - really talk about participatory democracy, until the point that we get us at Election Day.”

16. “Political impotence is finished. Today is the beginning of the orgasm. All the people, I promise you, will feel the orgasm of next year's presidential election.”

17. “A lie is more profitable than the truth. That is why we have elections.”

18. “The only people truly bound by campaign promises are the voters who believe them.”

19. “A dictator in a country is a big threat to the whole humanity; a democrat in a country is a great hope to the whole world!”

20. “Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”

21. “An institution rooted in slavery can never set us free.”

22. “In proportion as the mass of citizens who possess political rights increases, and the number of elected ruler’s increases, the actual power is concentrated and becomes the monopoly of a smaller and smaller group of individuals.”

23. “I always stand out by the voting lines on Election Day, and I can't tell you how many people say, 'I've never voted for a Democrat in my life, but I'm splitting my ticket for you.' They're more engaged and thoughtful than we give them credit for.”

24. “The biggest center of attention needs to be the Secretaries of State. They're the ones that manage the elections. At the end of the day, they're the ones that need to be held accountable.”

25. “I wanted to be a senator from Illinois. I was obsessed with politics. My dad was friends with a lot of local politicians, so I would hang out with them on Election Day and hand out buttons. Somehow, even though they were opposite, I loved Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. I thought they were the coolest guys!”

26. “The changes that take place when liberal Democrats replace not so liberal or compassionate Republicans (or Democrats) are merely cosmetic.”

27. “Consider all tabulation systems infected by bad actors until a third party, not affiliated with the manufacturer or election officials, proves they are secure.”

28. “Elections determine who is in power, but they do not determine how power is used.”

29. “If elections could change anything, they would have already made them forbidden.”

30. “When one with honeyed words but evil mind, Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.”

31. “Don't set your goals by what other people deem important.”

32. “It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day.”

33. “Don't blow off another's candle for it won't make yours shine brighter.”

34. “Being political doesn’t only or principally mean caring what party wins the next election; to be political is to care about the happiness of strangers.”

35. “A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.”

36. “Poll workers put in very long hours on election day.”

37. “An election is coming.  Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.”

38. “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.”

39. “There are hundreds of intelligent and big brains in every country in the world to run that country successfully but somehow and often either an immoral stupid or a charlatan imbecile comes to power!”

40. “The political process does not end on Election Day. Young people need to stay involved in the process by continuing to pay attention to the conversation and holding their leaders accountable for the decisions they make.”

41. “It's heartbreaking that so many hundreds of millions of people around the world are desperate for the right to vote, but here in America people stay home on election day.”

42. “Free elections don't always result in fair elections.”

43. “If the World Series runs until election day, the networks will run the first one-half inning and project the winner.”

44. “Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other's speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in.”

45. “I've had many conversations with the Clinton family. We're friends. It's hard, very tough. I think on Election Day, everybody felt pretty good. I think the Trump campaign thought they were gonna lose.”

46. “You call my candidate a horse thief, and I call yours a lunatic, and we both of us know it's just till election day. It's an American custom, like eating corn on the cob. And, afterwards, we settle down quite peaceably and agree we've got a pretty good country - until next election.”

47. “In a democracy, there will be more complaints but less crisis, in a dictatorship more silence but much more suffering.”

48. “We have a system that allows us to manage a free and fair election, free of fraud, free of intimidation, and that's what we delivered on election day, and we're very very proud of it.”

49. “Let someone else be the most powerful country, make ours the most peaceful country.”

50. “The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face.”

51. “I always lose the election in the polls, and I always win it on election day.”

52. “Dictators are not in the business of allowing elections that could remove them from their thrones.”

53. “Electing a bigot enables further bigotry.”

54. “Voting is not a right. It is a method used to determine which politician was most able to brainwash you.”

55. “The ruling power is always faced with the question, ‘In such and such circumstances, what would you do?’, whereas the opposition is not obliged to take responsibility or make any real decisions.”

56. “To win the people, always cook them some savoury that pleases them.”

57. “We must tell the world that even though we elected a bigot, bigotry will not prevail.”

58. “Every election is determined by the people who show up.”

59. “Democracy's fatal flaw: There are more dumb people than smart people. Welcome to the new Dark Ages!”

60. “When widely followed public figures feel free to say anything, without any fact-checking, it becomes impossible for a democracy to think intelligently about big issues.”

61. “Low turnout in off-year races is always a challenge for Democrats. Many of our voters require information and must be contacted way ahead of Election Day - and reminded of what's at stake.”

62. “Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best!”

63. “We elected a man who knows how to build walls when we needed someone who knows how to build bridges.”

64. “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”

65. “Any government that places profit before people is pure evil.”

66. “In a society governed passively by free markets and free elections, organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy.”

67. “To know the good from the bad, study a man or woman's history of actions, not their record of intentions.”

68. “In a democracy, someone who fails to get elected to office can always console himself with the thought that there was something not quite fair about it.”

69. “The horrific cases in Ferguson, in Staten Island with the death of Eric Garner, and all across the country serve as stark reminders that we must have a say in who polices us, and how that policing is done. We must, we must, let our voices be heard on Election Day.”

70. “Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves.”

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