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1. "When we get a chance to take part in elections, I am ready to fight for leading positions, including in the presidential vote."
Author: Alexei Navalny
2. "The winner of the elections which saw the participation of almsot 30 million people was the Iranian nation and the losers were those who tried to keep people away from the polls."
Author: Ali Khamenei
3. "I know it is the itch between the legs which causes everything-Wars, Religions, Marriages, Elections, Families, Globalization, Trade, Literature, Science, and for me Philosophy."
Author: Aporva Kala
4. "This may seem confusing considering the "swing to the right" this country has taken, but raunch culture transcends elections. The values people vote for are not necessarily the same values they live by. No region of the United States has a higher divorce rate than the Bible Belt."
Author: Ariel Levy
5. "I kind of resent the idea that the whole world has to be interested in the American elections."
Author: Arundhati Roy
6. "In America, unlike England, unlike Israel, unlike Japan, other democracies, we have elections that have staggered terms."
Author: Barney Frank
7. "Democratic elections alone do not remedy the crisis of confidence in government. Moreover, there is no viable justification for a democratic system in which public participation is limited to voting."
Author: Beth Simone Noveck
8. "Voters want to know that elections will be conducted fairly and accurately."
Author: Bill Nelson
9. "Elections are a competition with only one winner. Giving more money to the opponent every time one speaks on behalf of a favored candidate discourages the speech that triggers the matching funds."
Author: Bradley A. Smith
10. "The Iraqi elections were an important first step."
Author: Brent Scowcroft
11. "Once upon a time, my government turned my city into a police state, kidnapped me, and tortured me. When I got free, I decided that the problem wasn't the system, but who was running it. Bad guys had gotten into places of high office. We needed good apples. I worked my butt off to get people to vote for good apples. We had elections. We installed the kind of apples everyone agreed would be the kind of apples we could be proud of. They said good things. A few real dirtbags like Carrie Johnstone lost their jobs. And then, well, the good apples turned out to act pretty much exactly like the bad apples. Oh, they had reasons. There were emergencies. Circumstances. It was all really regrettable. But there were always emergencies, weren't there?"
Author: Cory Doctorow
12. "They're called sock puppets. We create armies of artificial online personas – user accounts that espouse views certain interested parties want espoused. We flood forums, online comment sections, social media. ... It's amazing what a few people and a little money can accomplish online. Our puppets have turned whole elections. … Everything the public sees is managed. If there's a valuable brand to protect – whether it's a person or a dish soap – these fuckers are out there protecting it, shaping the narrative. I mean… who the hell follows dish soap on Twitter? How does anyone believe that shit's real? (p. 292-294)"
Author: Daniel Suarez
13. "Bolster, v.I am very careful whenever I know you're on the phone with your father. I know you'll come to me eventually, and we'll talk you through it. But I have to wait — you need your time. In the meantime, I'm careful what songs I play. I try to speak to you with my selections."
Author: David Levithan
14. "I know that of all the great shifts that have occurred in America--the freedom of slaves, the rights of women, the equality of gays and lesbians--none has happened easily, and certainly none has happened instantly and without serious attacks and backlash. But the reason we have these things is because the fair-minded people who came before us would not give up. In my life, I have seen elections stolen--either outright or through the electoral college. I have seen wars fought because there was no other way to get peace. I have seen the rich get richer and I have seen the poor get poorer. I have seen facts get harder and harder to hide--and easier and easier to manipulate. I have been angry and I have been frustrated and I have been ecstatic and I have been proven right and wrong and back again. I have given up on some things, but I have refused to give up on most things. And I can honestly say that all of it--all of it--seems to have led me to where we are, here and now."
Author: David Levithan
15. "France placed the state above society , democracy above constitutionalism, and equality above liberty. As a result, for much of the nineteenth century it was democratic, with broad suffrage and elections, but hardly liberal. it was certainly a less secure home for individual freedom than was England or America."
Author: Fareed Zakaria
16. "Suppose the elections are free and fair and those elected are racists, fascists, separatists", said the American diplomat Richard Holbrooke about Yugoslavia in 1990s. "that is the dilemma"
Author: Fareed Zakaria
17. "We must train our 'future candidates' on not only how to win elections but how to govern well."
Author: Fela Durotoye
18. "The mainstream media may have trouble resisting the temptation to declare that Karl Rove has been demoted, but the truth is quite the contrary. By giving up his role as deputy White House chief of staff, Rove has been freed to do what he does best: shape big issues and develop strategies to win elections."
Author: Fred Barnes
19. "Democracy in China is like Viagra; no such thing as free elections."
Author: George Montgomery
20. "You can't be too right too soon and win elections."
Author: George W. Romney
21. "Global poverty is the product of reversible policy failures overseen by politicians, past and present. The poorest of the poor don't vote in American or European elections. They don't make donations to political parties or hire lobbyists in D.C., London or Canberra."
Author: Hugh Evans
22. "Elections in India are not contests between personalities. They are ultimately battles involving political parties; promises and pledges that political parties make; the vision and programmes that political parties bring to the table. So although, Modi's style is 'I, me, myself,' I don't think 2014 elections as a Modi versus Rahul contest."
Author: Jairam Ramesh
23. "Iraqis have held elections and have recently put together their government, all encouraging developments."
Author: James A. Leach
24. "I understand personally that it is frustrating to lose presidential elections by narrow margins."
Author: James Baker
25. "The sleep of reason encourages the elections."
Author: Janusz Korwin Mikke
26. "Federal elections happen every two years in this country. Presidential elections every four years. And four years just isn't long enough to dismantle all the environmental laws we've got in this country."
Author: Jared Diamond
27. "As we have always seen here in the U.S. the universal truth about elections is that people vote their pocketbook."
Author: Jennifer Dunn
28. "And I see you have not resisted their lure either." He motioned toward her books. "Might I look at your selections?" She hesitated and clutched her books closer out of habit. She had often felt that the books one read were a peek into the soul of the reader. That was why her personal library was kept in a locked room very separate from the places where her visitors went for her wild parties. Sharing these selections with Benedict felt so very intimate."
Author: Jess Michaels
29. "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."
Author: Jesse Helms
30. "I supported my friend Congressman Shuler over former Speaker Nancy Pelosi during our party's leadership elections in November citing a need for new leadership."
Author: Joe Donnelly
31. "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
32. "All elections revolve around and are often resolved by who raises the most money. That's unfair. I'd like to see that process changed, but it seems once you win and get to Congress, that doesn't happen."
Author: John Murray
33. "The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections."
Author: Lord Acton
34. "We have seen voters denied their rights in recent elections as they have been incorrectly purged from lists, their absentee votes not counted, and voting machine integrity and security not assured."
Author: Marcy Kaptur
35. "Since Jimmy Carter, religious fundamentalists play a major role in elections. He was the first president who made a point of exhibiting himself as a born again Christian. That sparked a little light in the minds of political campaign managers: Pretend to be a religious fanatic and you can pick up a third of the vote right away. Nobody asked whether Lyndon Johnson went to church every day. Bill Clinton is probably about as religious as I am, meaning zero, but his managers made a point of making sure that every Sunday morning he was in the Baptist church singing hymns."
Author: Noam Chomsky
36. "Wrong' training can be a very innocent thing. Consider a father who allows his child to read good books. That child may soon cease to watch television or go to the movies, nor will he eventually read Book-of-the-Month Club selections, because they are ludicrous and dull. As a young man, then, he will effectually be excluded from all of Madison Avenue and Hollywood and most of publishing, because what moves him or what he creates is quite irrelevant to what is going on: it is too fine. His father has brought him up as a dodo."
Author: Paul Goodman
37. "I don't always vote in general elections, but I think I've always voted Labour."
Author: Paul Merton
38. "In a library in Missouri that was covered with vinesLived thousands of books in a hundred straight linesA boy came in at half past nineEvery Saturday, rain or shineHis book selections were clan-des-tine."
Author: Rebecca Makkai
39. "However, democracy cannot be defined as the existence of parliaments and elections alone."
Author: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
40. "I learned more about elections on election night 2000 than I ever did during my 16 years of schooling."
Author: Rob Corddry
41. "What are we after when we open one of those books? What is it that makes a classic a classic? ... in old-fashioned terms, the answer is that it wll elevate your spirit. And that's why I can't take much stock in the idea of going through a list of books or 'covering' a fixed number of selections, or anyway striving for the blessed state of having read this, or the other. Having read a book means nothing. Reading a book may be the most tremendous experience of your life; having read it is an item in your memory, part of your receding past... Why we have that odd faith in the magic of having read a book, I don't know. We don't apply the same principle elsewhere: We don't believe in having heard Mendelssohn's violin concerto...I say, don't read the classics -- try to discover your own classics; every life has its own."
Author: Rudolf Flesch
42. "We need to get rid of the Federal Elections Commission. It's a joke. It doesn't enforce the law."
Author: Russ Feingold
43. "The present Arab uprising didn't stem from Israel. The old guard is trying to keep down the young chickens. The old guard is better organized. They may win elections, but unless they have a solution to poverty, to corruption, to oppression, they will not last. I am with the young people."
Author: Shimon Peres
44. "That U.N. Security Council resolution requires getting Syrian troops and intelligence officials out of Lebanon so that the Lebanese can have elections here this spring that are free and fair and free of outside influence."
Author: Stephen Hadley
45. "America is an outlier in the world of democracies when it comes to the structure and conduct of elections."
Author: Thomas E. Mann
46. "Midterm elections for first-term presidents are notoriously difficult."
Author: Tim Kaine
47. "Taiwan is a budding democracy, and the people have participated in multi-party democratic elections since 1996."
Author: Todd Akin
48. "The regime is afraid of the people because it knows that free and fair elections will bring about its end."
Author: Viktor Yushchenko
49. "Gave when she asked him that question. "Bush's iPod is heavy on traditional country singers," she reported. "He has selections by Van Morrison, whose ‘Brown Eyed Girl' is a Bush favorite, and by John Fogerty, most predictably ‘Centerfield.'" She got a Rolling Stone editor, Joe Levy, to analyze the selection, and he commented, "One thing that's interesting is that the president likes artists who don't"
Author: Walter Isaacson
50. "To prosper, a zoo needs parliamentary government, democratic elections, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of association, rule of law and everything else enshrined in India's Constitution. Impossible to enjoy the animals otherwise. Long-term, bad politics is bad for business."
Author: Yann Martel

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