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1. "I know the name of Turkey's leading avant-guard publication. I know that John Quincy Adams married for money. I know that Bud Abbott was a double-crosser, that absentee ballots are very popular in Ireland, and that dwarves have prominent buttocks."
Author: A.J. Jacobs
2. "If you have a government that is elected, they need to do the hard work - because if they don't, they won't be around the next time the ballot box is open."
Author: Abdallah II Of Jordan
3. "It is indeed difficult to imagine how men who have entirely renounced the habit of managing their own affairs could be successful in choosing those who ought to lead them. It is impossible to believe that a liberal, energetic, and wise government can ever emerge from the ballots of a nation of servants."
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
4. "Many of the touted advantages of electronic voting can still be achieved with paper ballots if you use a computerized ballot marking scheme."
Author: Avi Rubin
5. "It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballot; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountain top and pointed the way to the Promised Land.Yes we can!"
Author: Barack Obama
6. "It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.Yes we can.It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom through the darkest of nights.Yes we can.It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.Yes we can.It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballot; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land.Yes we can to justice and equality. Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity. Yes we can heal this nation. Yes we can repair this world. Yes we can"
Author: Barack Obama
7. "When and under what conditions is the black man to have a free ballot? When is he in fact to have those full civil rights which have so long been his in law?"
Author: Benjamin Harrison
8. "Exxon, Coca-Cola, BHP Billiton and News Corporation have much more say in organising the global agenda than the planet's 5 billion mature-age voters without a ballot box."
Author: Bob Brown
9. "There are many hands touching ballots after a voter drops his ballot into the ballot box. There is no guarantee of ballot secrecy for anyone, which makes the whole system vulnerable to intimidation and bribery."
Author: Bob Schaffer
10. "South Australia was the first community to give the secret ballot for political elections."
Author: Catherine Helen Spence
11. "We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box."
Author: Charles Rangel
12. "The accolade of your peers is very exciting, always. There's lots of good stuff on the ballot."
Author: Cory Doctorow
13. "We've got ballots flying around, being counted by hand, arriving by truck and in God knows whose custody."
Author: David Axelrod
14. "Any time you have loose ballots, you have to worry about shenanigans. It's a shame such a hard-fought election has to come down to something like this."
Author: David Axelrod
15. "Printing ballots in multiple languages costs millions of dollars every year. It also discourages immigrants from integrating into American society and gaining the benefits that come from speaking English."
Author: Ernest Istook
16. "I give nightly praise to my Maker that I never cast a ballot to bring that lazy, disreputable, ill-tempered beast into what was once my home. I'm glad that I had the courage to go on record as opposing that illegitimate, shameless flea-bag that now shares my bed and board. You abstainer, you!"
Author: Frank B. Gilbreth Jr.
17. "We will have have the dead at our councils. The ancient Greeks voted by stones; these shall vote by tombstones. It is all quite regular and official, for most tombstones, like most ballot papers, are marked with a cross."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
18. "First, take the government of the Indians out of politics; second, let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites; third, give the Indian the ballot."
Author: George Crook
19. "Liberals think their campaign against Wal-Mart is a way of introducing the subject of class into America's political argument, and they are more correct than they understand. Their campaign is liberalism as condescension. It is a philosophic repugnance toward markets, because consumer sovereignty results in the masses making messes. Liberals, aghast, see the choices Americans make with their dollars and their ballots and announce — yes, announce — that Americans are sorely in need of more supervision by . . . liberals."
Author: George F. Will
20. "Proposition 19 already is a winner no matter what happens on election day. The mere fact of its being on the ballot has elevated and legitimized public discourse about marijuana and marijuana policy in ways I could not have imagined a year ago."
Author: George Soros
21. "We pursued the wrong policies. George Bush is not on the ballot. Bill Clinton is not on the ballot. Mitt Romney is on the ballot, and Barack Obama is on the ballot. And Mitt Romney is proposing tax reform, regulatory reform, a wise budget strategy and trade. The president has proposed tax increases."
Author: Glenn Hubbard
22. "I have consistently made it very clear that I will vote a straight Democratic ticket, just like I do every election. From the local Constable to the President, I will be voting for every Democrat on the ballot."
Author: Henry Cuellar
23. "The South resented giving the Afro-American his freedom, the ballot box and the Civil Rights Law."
Author: Ida B. Wells
24. "Let's put it to a vote. Shall the ballots be open or secret?""We don't need Soviet-style voting," Charushnikov said, offended. "Let's vote the honest way, the European way: secret ballots."
Author: Ilya Ilf
25. "Ballot papers do not define leaders. Leadership is defined by conviction, vision, passion and inspiration."
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
26. "The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men."
Author: James Buchanan
27. "Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil. Next time, why don't you go all out and write in Lucifer on the ballot?"
Author: Jarod Kintz
28. "I have an idea about voting, how about on every ballot we include "None of the above". People may laugh at that, but what that is, it is a vote of no confidence in your government and I'm willing to bet that in some elections, 'None of the Above' would win. Imagine if you won the election but lost to 'None of the Above'. Wouldn't that make you re-think your positions?"
Author: Jesse Ventura
29. "On Jan. 30, millions of Iraqis will cast ballots in the country's first fair and free election in decades, marking continued progress in Iraq's transition toward a country built on the pillars of democracy and freedom for all."
Author: Jim Gerlach
30. "Demand the ballot as the undeniable right of every man who is called to the poll, and take special care that the old constitutional rule and principle, by which majorities alone shall decide in Parliamentary elections, shall not be violated."
Author: John Bright
31. "The ballot is stronger than bullets."
Author: Joseph A. Schumpeter
32. "The Al Saud believe they have an asset more powerful than the ballot box: they have Allah."
Author: Karen Elliott House
33. "I know enough about European politics to know you've got a lot of crazy people who make their way onto the ballot."
Author: Karl Rove
34. "Political campaign must not be aimed at collecting ballots, instead, it's honestly aim at seeking support for an ideology."
Author: Khem Veasna
35. "Against the new leviathan, whether in the guise of universal suffrage, democracy, or of an equally fraudulent triumphant proletariat, he (Kierkegaard) pitted the individual human soul made in the image of a God who was concerned about the fate of every living creature. In contrast with the notion of salvation through power, he held out the hope of salvation through suffering. The Cross against the ballot box or clenched fist; the solitary pilgrim against the slogan-shouting mob; the crucified Christ against the demagogue-dictators promising a kingdom of heaven on earth, whether achieved through endlessly expanding wealth and material well-being, or through the ever greater concentration of power and its ever more ruthless exercise."
Author: Malcolm Muggeridge
36. "People are even more wary of politicians and they are realizing that democracy isn't just about putting a cross on a ballot every four years, it's about deciding what you want and fighting for it."
Author: Mark Thomas
37. "When you represent the state of Washington, we have a tradition of deciding social issues by vote. Washington State passed abortion rights before Roe v. Wade and affirmed it at the ballot box later."
Author: Michael Baumgartner
38. "Democracy is more than a ballot box."
Author: Mohamed ElBaradei
39. "The beauty myth of the present is more insidious than any mystique of femininity yet: A century ago, Nora slammed the door of the doll's house; a generation ago, women turned their backs on the consumer heaven of the isolated multiapplianced home; but where women are trapped today, there is no door to slam. The contemporary ravages of the beauty backlash are destroying women physically and depleting us psychologically. If we are to free ourselves from the dead weight that has once again been made out of femaleness, it is not ballots or lobbyists or placards that women will need first; it is a new way to see."
Author: Naomi Wolf
40. "Voters tell politicians what they want through the ballot box. Constantly second-guessing them by speculating whether the parties should gang up on each other misses the point."
Author: Nick Clegg
41. "I don't doubt a number of those ballots, of those votes that were cast for me, probably were intended for Vice President Gore."
Author: Pat Buchanan
42. "If it went on the ballot in Colorado, I would vote to lower the drinking age."
Author: Pete Coors
43. "If I think of the ballot as a potential bullet, I will be more careful when I vote. The word vote comes from the Latin word votum, which means "will." When I cast my vote, I express my will. Indeed, if my vote is decisive or a part of the winning majority, then I am not merely expressing my will but imposing my will on others.Many people think that the vote is merely a means to express personal desires or to seek personal gain, usually at the expense of others. On the contrary, to be ethically scrupulous in the casting of votes, we must vote only for what is just. To vote for a vested interest without just cause is to exercise tyranny."
Author: R.C. Sproul
44. "Elections only happen in two ways," Reyna said. "Either the legion raises someone on a shield after a major success on the battlefield-and we haven't had any major battles-or we hold a ballot on the evening of June 24, at the Feast of Fortuna. That's in five days."Percy frowned. "You have a feast for tuna?"
Author: Rick Riordan
45. "I get it, let's just all write SOS on the ballot. Same Old Shit!"
Author: Rodney Ross
46. "The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too. Help, you women of privilege, give her the ballot to fight with."
Author: Rose Schneiderman
47. "Votes in federal elections are cast and counted in a highly decentralized and variable fashion, with no uniform ballots and few national standards."
Author: Thomas E. Mann
48. "Big Papi placed among the top five in Most Valuable Player balloting during his first five seasons with the Red Sox. His best finish in that span was second place in 2005, just losing out to Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees. It was A-Rod, however, who suggested he'd gladly trade his hardware for the ring Ortiz won in 2004. A-Rod got the hardware for MVP again in 2007, but it was Ortiz who got another ring."
Author: Tucker Elliot
49. "People vote for whom they believe will be the best president and representative for our country. The First Lady is not on the ballot."
Author: Venita Ellick
50. "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."
Author: Virgil Goode

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