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1. "Oh, I take your meaning now, Marcus," he said, as if comprehension had just dawned. "You would have me harken back to a time when the outcome of a contest was not known until after the voting. How nostalgic."
Author: Andrew Levkoff
2. "No one questions the validity, the urgency, the essentiality of the Voting Rights Act."
Author: Anthony Kennedy
3. "If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,' if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's gonna be harder and that's why I think it's so important that people focus on voting on November 2."
Author: Barack Obama
4. "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
Author: Benjamin Franklin
5. "I love voting day. I love the sight of my fellow citizens lining up to make their voices heard."
Author: Beth Broderick
6. "New Rule: America has every right ot bitch about gas prices suddenly shooting up. How could we have known? Oh, wait, there was that teensy, tiny thing about being warned constantly over the last forty years but still creating more urban sprawl, failing to build public transport, buying gas-guzzlers, and voting for oil company shills. So, New Rule: Shut the fuck up about gas prices."
Author: Bill Maher
7. "I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there."
Author: Birch Bayh
8. "It is the man of science, eager to have his every opinion regenerated, his every idea rationalized, by drinking at the fountain of fact, and devoting all the energies of his life to the cult of truth, not as he understands it, but as he does not yet understand it, that ought properly to be called a philosopher."
Author: Charles S. Peirce
9. "Of course voting is useful. But then again, I don't put a big glow to it. Voting is about as essential as washing yourself. It's something you're supposed to do. Now, you can't go around bragging, expecting to get props because you voted. That's stupid."
Author: Chuck D
10. "I can't help but admire the structural linguists who have carved out forthemselves a linguistic discipline based on the deterioration of writtencommunication. Another case of men devoting their lives to studying more and more about less and less-filling volumes and libraries with the subtle linguistic analysis of the grunt."
Author: Daniel Keyes
11. "The voting booth joint is a great leveler; the whole neighborhood - rich, poor, old, young, decrepit and spunky - they all turn out in one day."
Author: David Byrne
12. "I was the Secretary of State of New Jersey in November 2000. I paid careful attention to the challenges that stemmed from inadequate voting systems in various places."
Author: DeForest Soaries
13. "When public access to voting is impaired or when public confidence in voting is diluted, democracy suffers and our freedom is less secure."
Author: DeForest Soaries
14. "Why do they [Americans] quarrel, why do they hate Negroes, Indians, even Germans, why do they not have science and poetry commensurate with themselves, why are there so many frauds and so much nonsense? I cannot soon give a solution to these questions ... It was clear that in the United States there was a development not of the best, but of the middle and worst sides of European civilization; the notorious general voting, the tendency to politics... all the same as in Europe. A new dawn is not to be seen on this side of the ocean."
Author: Dmitri Mendeleev
15. "I try hard to convince them it's important - but there's a history of discomfort with minorities voting in some parts of this country, so most especially the older people have to get accustomed to it."
Author: Eddie Bernice Johnson
16. "It's a complicated set of opinions that women bring to the voting booth."
Author: Eleanor Clift
17. "Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done."
Author: Elijah Cummings
18. "I am with you heart and soul in the great cause to which you are devoting all your energy and your life."
Author: Frank Leslie
19. "Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom."
Author: Friedrich August Von Hayek
20. "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
21. "Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it. It is only expressing to men feebly your desire that it should prevail. A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
22. "(...) The new nine muses, Commerce, Operatic Music, Amor, Publicity, Manufacture, Liberty of Specch, Plural Voting, Gastronomy, Private Hygiene, Seaside Concert Entertainments, Painless Obstetrics and Astronomy for the People."
Author: James Joyce
23. "He smiles and takes his index finger and presses it to my lips, leaves it there until my heart lands on Jupiter: three seconds, then removes it, and heads back into the living room. Whoa - well, that was either the dorkiest or sexiest moment of my life, and I'm voting for sexy on account of my standing here dumbstruck and giddy, wondering if he did kiss me after all."
Author: Jandy Nelson
24. "An empty coffee cup is full of hope. Now there's something worth voting for."
Author: Jarod Kintz
25. "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
26. "A functional media is as important to democratic freedom as voting."
Author: Jay Griffiths
27. "As a personal matter, I stopped voting more than a decade ago, on the grounds that it helped me as an analyst not to think about making a choice in the voting booth."
Author: Jeff Greenfield
28. "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
29. "According to the U.S. Census, the most common reason people give for not voting is that they were too busy or had conflicting work or school schedules."
Author: Jeff Miller
30. "In many cases, the Treasury will get preferred or convertible preferred stock for the money it gives to banks. These shares typically don't have voting rights, possibly to give more of a hands-off appearance to the government."
Author: Jerrry A. Webman
31. "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
32. "Well, I just don't want you to think that this piece of shit is anything other than a pathetic, human defect. Nothing more. Not a monster, not a bogeyman. Nothing but another reason to feel better about yourself. Understand that it's just a person - not worth devoting any nightmares to."
Author: Jhonen Vasquez
33. "You've got to realize that any lady on a soap is devoting her life to it, 24/7."
Author: Joan Van Ark
34. "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
35. "As long as Florida remains a swing state, Cuban exiles in Florida will remain a very powerful voting bloc."
Author: Joshua A. Tucker
36. "As people do better, they start voting like Republicans - unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing."
Author: Karl Rove
37. "Mr. Bibbit, you might warn this Mr. Harding that I'm so crazy I admit to voting for Eisenhower.Bibbit! You tell Mr. McMurphy I'm so crazy I voted for Eisenhower twice!And you tell Mr. Harding right back — he puts both hands on the table and leans down, his voice getting low — that I'm so crazy I plan to vote for Eisenhower again this November."
Author: Ken Kesey
38. "For our white members, voting is something they have done for hundreds of years. But for us, it is not such a traumatic thing, because we have never participated in an election."
Author: Mangosuthu Buthelezi
39. "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
40. "But Mather's smile faded as he thought of what other provisions the charter contained. What would the godly say when they learned that the electorate was no longer to be limited to members of the Covenant but broadened to include propertied members of every Christian sect this side of papistry? This was a revolutionary innovation, whose consequences would be incalculable. Hitherto the limitation of the privilege of voting to the elect had been the very corner-stone of theocracy. It had been a wise and human provision designed to keep the faithful in control even when, as had long ago become the case, they were heavily outnumbered by lesser men without the Covenant. God who had not designated the majority of men to salvation surely never intended for the damned to rule. Yet now, under the new charter, it very much looked as if they might."
Author: Mather's
41. "Simply, I believe the United States should lower the voting age to 17."
Author: Nancy Lublin
42. "Excellence in health means devoting your life to ending poverty."
Author: Patch Adams
43. "I think voting for the lesser of two evils in game theory always leads to more evil."
Author: Penn Jillette
44. "Truth is, we offered it to Tom Hanks, which pretty much every movie in America does, but Tom passed. Billy Bob said that Hanks recently called and said he's voting for all of us for Oscars, he loved the film."
Author: Peter Berg
45. "That's incredible...I don't know--okay, well, you know, nobody's probably voting for me. I mean, I'm not Richard. I haven't gone out of my way to be responsible or anything."
Author: Rachel Caine
46. "As a citizen, you need to know how to be a part of it, how to express yourself - and not just by voting."
Author: Sandra Day O'Connor
47. "Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world."
Author: Sharon Salzberg
48. "Voting is a civic sacrament."
Author: Theodore Hesburgh
49. "Moralistic culture views government as a positive force, one that values the individual but functions to the benefit of the general public. Discussion of public issues and voting are not only rights but also opportunities to better the individual and society alike. Furthermore, politicians should not profit from their public service."
Author: William Earl Maxwell
50. "If the colored people made a mistake in voting for me, they ought to correct it."
Author: Woodrow Wilson

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