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1. "The job facing American voters… in the days and years to come is to determine which hearts, minds and souls command those qualities best suited to unify a country rather than further divide it, to heal the wounds of a nation as opposed to aggravate its injuries, and to secure for the next generation a legacy of choices based on informed awareness rather than one of reactions based on unknowing fear."
Author: Aberjhani
2. "A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls."
Author: Al Gore
3. "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage."
Author: Alexander Fraser Tytler
4. "Swing voters are more appropriately known as the 'idiot voters' because they have no set of philosophical principles. By the age of fourteen, you're either a Conservative or a Liberal if you have an IQ above a toaster."
Author: Ann Coulter
5. "I assure you, it would be much more pleasant for me to be an ordinary voter in peaceful Chechnya than the president of a republic at war."
Author: Aslan Maskhadov
6. "The average GOP presidential vote in these last five elections was 44.5 percent. In the last three, it was 48.1 percent. Give Romney an extra point for voter disillusionment with Obama, and a half-point for being better financed than his predecessors. It still strikes me as a path to narrow defeat."
Author: Bill Kristol
7. "Voters want to know that elections will be conducted fairly and accurately."
Author: Bill Nelson
8. "Voters must have faith in the electoral process for our democracy to succeed."
Author: Blanche Lincoln
9. "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
10. "If you set as your goal to roll back the size of government, you have an obligation to answer the tough questions and show real courage, not just appeal to ideology. Treat the voters like adults."
Author: Brian Baird
11. "I filed the ethics complaint against Tom DeLay not because I'm a Democrat and he's a Republican or even because he drew me out of my congressional seat but because he engaged in corruption to further his plans to disenfranchise voters in Texas."
Author: Chris Bell
12. "Honest talk about the deficit is risky. Voters are more enthusiastic about the abstract notion of deficit reduction than about the painful details of accomplishing it."
Author: Christina Romer
13. "No Republican presidential candidate is a viable option for pro-choice voters of any political philosophy - Democrat, Republican or otherwise."
Author: Christine Pelosi
14. "The only people truly bound by campaign promises are the voters who believe them."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
15. "Voter caging and voter ID laws exist to disfranchise voters."
Author: Cynthia McKinney
16. "Since the heady days of the 2009 Inauguration, middle-class independents have grown increasingly distant from Obama. Working-class voters - always more enamored of Clinton - have grown even more wary and distrustful of the Chicagoan. Both voting blocs pose the danger of serious defection in 2012. Without their support, Obama cannot win."
Author: Douglas Wilder
17. "EMILY's List has worked a lot with swing women voters over the years, and one thing we've learned is that they are very cynical about politics and politicians. They very much want help with the challenges facing them and their families, and they feel like most politicians don't understand or want to lift a finger to help them out."
Author: Ellen Malcolm
18. "Of course, the genesis of a good portion of the gridlock in Congress does not reside in Congress itself. Ultimate reform will require each of us, as voters and Americans, to take a long look in the mirror, because in many ways, our representatives in Washington reflect the people who have sent them there."
Author: Evan Bayh
19. "Any rich, unprogressive old party with that particularly grasping, acquisitive form of mentality known as financial genius can own a paper that is the intellectual meat and drink of thousands of tired, hurried men, men too involved in the business of modern living to swallow anything but predigested food. For two cents the voter buys his politics, prejudices, and philosophy."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
20. "My focus as part of the leadership is to keep talking about the independent voters, independent voters - how do we get the independent voters back?"
Author: Henry Cuellar
21. "All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it. The character of the voters is not stakes. I cast my vote, perchance, as I think right; but I am not vitally concerned that that right should prevail. I am willing to leave it to the majority. Its obligation, therefore, never exceeds that of expediency. Even voting FOR THE RIGHT is DOING nothing for it. It is only expressing to men feebly your desire that it should prevail."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
22. "I think the voters can make up their own minds."
Author: Jeb Bush
23. "Candidates are making lasting impressions on voters, not just primary voters, in how they campaign."
Author: Jeb Bush
24. "Men and women in my lifetime have died fighting for the right to vote: people like James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, who were murdered while registering black voters in Mississippi in 1964, and Viola Liuzzo, who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1965 during the Selma march for voting rights."
Author: Jeff Greenfield
25. "The 2004 Election marks the first time in modern political history that Republican voter turnout matched Democratic turnout in a presidential election year."
Author: Jeff Miller
26. "Voter suppression laws, overzealous filibuster use, you name it - the Republicans use every tactic they can to stop our democracy from actually selecting the person with the most support."
Author: Jennifer Granholm
27. "Well look, I don't begrudge anybody in the voters and their views."
Author: Jim Talent
28. "In the past the great majority of minority voters, in Ohio and other places that means African American voters, cast a large percentage of their votes during the early voting process."
Author: John Lewis
29. "The documented incidences of voter fraud are very rare, yet throughout the country, forces have mobilized in over 30 states to stop it. These efforts are very partisan."
Author: John Lewis
30. "Until he announced his immigration policy last week, Obama had the support of most Hispanic voters - but not the enthusiasm they had shown for him in 2008. That may be changing in part because of the decision not to deport young immigrants whose undocumented parents brought them here as children."
Author: Mara Liasson
31. "There's no question that many factors contribute to voters' perceptions about debates and who wins and who loses."
Author: Mark McKinnon
32. "Campaigning in Wyoming is politics at its most retail level. It's done one voter at a time."
Author: Mary Cheney
33. "The average voter has to hear a point seven times before it registers."
Author: Paul Weyrich
34. "Judges were not the biggest issue for most voters in Georgia in 2002."
Author: Paul Weyrich
35. "Only one thing to it: a strong stomach. The guts to gladhand a man you're going to stab in the back; pledge allegiance to principles you stomp on every day; righteously denounce some despot in the press and sell him arms under the table. The talent to whip up the voters' worst passions while you seem to call on their highest instincts, and the sense to stay wrapped in the flag. That's politics: I'll take the simple life."
Author: Pierre Augustin Caron De Beaumarchais
36. "We do not believe voters gave President Bush a mandate to turn back the clock decades on so many of our legal protections."
Author: Ralph G. Neas
37. "Both for practical reasons and for mathematically verifiable moral reasons, authority and responsibility must be equal - else a balancing takes place as surely as current flows between points of unequal potential. To permit irresponsible authority is to sow disaster; to hold a man responsible for anything he does not control is to behave with blind idiocy. The unlimited democracies were unstable because their citizens were not responsible for the fashion in which they exerted their sovereign authority... other than through the tragic logic of history... No attempt was made to determine whether a voter was socially responsible to the extent of his literally unlimited authority. If he voted the impossible, the disastrous possible happened instead - and responsibility was then forced on him willy-nilly and destroyed both him and his foundationless temple."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
38. "Under our system every voter and officeholder is a man who has demonstrated through voluntary and difficult service that he places the welfare of the group ahead of personal advantage."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
39. "The President has not created any Ford constituency, unique from that of any Republican President. The one exception to this is that he does show unique strength with young voters for a Republican."
Author: Robert Teeter
40. "Well, just that there would be somebody in the office and the voters - it was more or less an understanding in the entire community, as long as that person was doing a good job on the merits, nobody was going to run against him."
Author: Stephen Breyer
41. "I think for voters what matters is the values that drive the government."
Author: Theresa May
42. "I may not be the favourite candidate of some people within the Republican establishment, but the voters made a decision."
Author: Todd Akin
43. "People want a result. Immigrant voters aren't stupid, and they're going to know who's on their side."
Author: Tom Snyder
44. "The Democratic Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of voters."
Author: Tom Tancredo
45. "They view massive immigration as a massive infusion of potential voters for the Democratic Party, and therefore will do nothing, absolutely nothing to stop that flow of legal or illegal entrance into the country."
Author: Tom Tancredo
46. "In the political world, the only position I have is voter. I'm not a spokesman for anything."
Author: Tommy Lee Jones
47. "The great bulk of the legal voters of the South were men who owned no slaves; their homes were generally in the hills and poor country; their facilities for educating their children, even up to the point of reading and writing, were very limited; their interest in the contest was very meagre--what there was, if they had been capable of seeing it, was with the North; they too needed emancipation. Under the old regime they were looked down upon by those who controlled all the affairs in the interest of slave-owners, as poor white trash who were allowed the ballot so long as they cast it according to direction."
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
48. "These various remedies, eugenic, educational, ethical, populist and socialist, all assume that either the voters are inherently competent to direct the course of affairs or that they are making progress towards such an ideal. I think [democracy] is a false ideal."
Author: Walter Lippmann
49. "To let the people know there was life beyond Shirley Dean, we decided to focus on voter registration; each day I set up my card table somewhere in the district, signed people up, and passed out noses."
Author: Wavy Gravy
50. "The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office."
Author: Will Rogers

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