Quotations on Elections

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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.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Democracy, Elections, Evil, Force, Fraud, Majority, Party, Tyranny)

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
- Franklin P. Adams
(Keywords: Men, Women, People, Elections, Vote)

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.
- Fred Barnes
(Keywords: Truth, Elections, Giving, May, Media, Temptation, Trouble)

Especially in local elections, because hardly anybody pays attention to those - but it's really important who's mayor and who's on the city council, county commissioners, sheriffs, district attorney, and of course the school board.
- Jello Biafra
(Keywords: Attention, Elections, School)

These endless legal challenges that define elections in New York are a joke in this country, and they are the reason why it is so expensive, or one of the reasons, it's so expensive to run here and why so many people decide not to run.
- Michael Bloomberg
(Keywords: Legal, People, Country, Elections, Reason)

I want to step up our voter-registration activities. Not every branch does it, and not all the time. I want them to go back and get out the vote because I want us to have a big impact on the Congressional elections this year.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Time, Elections, Vote, Want)

Look, Congress has allocated more money to finance the upcoming Iraqi elections than it has for the American elections. There's something wrong with that.
- Donna Brazile
(Keywords: Finance, Money, American, Congress, Elections, Wrong)

It is certainly not unrealistic to think we could have elections by mid-year 2004 and when a sovereign government is installed - my job here will be done.
- Paul Bremer
(Keywords: Government, Elections, Job, Will)

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.
- John Bright
(Keywords: Care, Elections, Man, Old, Right)

When we look around the world today, when we see in Afghanistan that 10 million people have registered to vote in their upcoming elections, including 40 percent of those people are women, that's just unbelievable.
- Laura Bush
(Keywords: Women, People, Afghanistan, Elections, Today, Vote, World)

The candidates before you know that the IFP has set up a system of deployed IFP national and provincial leaders who are not only monitoring the performance of candidates during these elections but will also do so after these elections.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Keywords: Performance, Elections, Leaders, Will)

Elections are also about the future - the pledges that we are making for this country. For those who care about equality and fairness in the UK, and beyond, Labour really is the only choice.
- Anne Campbell
(Keywords: Equality, Care, Choice, Country, Elections, Future)

Several amendments should be made to the primary and general election laws to improve them, but such changes must in no way interfere with a full and free expression of the people's choice in naming the candidates to be voted on at general elections.
- Arthur Capper
(Keywords: People, Choice, Elections, Expression, Laws)

I was up late last night yapping about the elections on CNN and up early this morning doing the same thing in my daughter's kindergarten class.
- Tucker Carlson
(Keywords: Daughter, Class, Elections, Night)

The view that we hold in Iraq now is this - that democracy is associated with elections. I believe that elections are possible.
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Keywords: Democracy, Elections, Iraq, Now)

No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Education, Elections, Fighting)

You talk about the values that you have whether they're in favor or not in favor. That's how you lead. The reality is, we're losing more and more elections.
- Artur Davis
(Keywords: Values, Elections, Losing, Reality, Talk)

The way we're going to win elections in this country is not to become Republican lite. The way we're going to win elections in this country is to stand up for what we believe in.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Country, Elections, Republican)

But they are not going to take on Big Oil because Big Oil is very generous at campaign time, and this is all about the elections. They want to pretend that they are doing something meaningful.
- Peter DeFazio
(Keywords: Time, Elections, Oil, Want)

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.
- Jared Diamond
(Keywords: Environmental, Country, Elections, Laws, Years)

I don't think we can go into important local elections next year... with Tony Blair as leader and expect to keep many of the councillors we've got now.
- Frank Dobson
(Keywords: Leader, Elections, Now)

As we have always seen here in the U.S. the universal truth about elections is that people vote their pocketbook.
- Jennifer Dunn
(Keywords: Truth, People, Elections, Vote)

When it comes to federal elections law, Tom DeLay and his special-interest friends live by one set of rules, and everyone else lives by a very different set.
- Rahm Emanuel
(Keywords: Delay, Elections, Friends, Law, Rules)

However, democracy cannot be defined as the existence of parliaments and elections alone.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Keywords: Democracy, Elections, Existence)

The U.S. views Morocco as an important friend, and we applaud your political and economic reforms that culminated with the recent parliamentary elections that were widely reported to have been conducted in a fair and open manner.
- Donald Evans
(Keywords: Friend, Elections, Open)

Lebanon is restless, Syria got its walking papers, Egypt is scheduling elections with more than one candidate, and even Saudi Arabia, whose rulers are perhaps more terrified of women than rulers anywhere else in the world, allowed limited municipal elections.
- Suzanne Fields
(Keywords: Women, Elections, Walking, World)

The participation in European elections was always not very exciting. People are very interested in European issues, but they don't see the person who is representing Europe.
- Joschka Fischer
(Keywords: People, Elections, Europe, Participation)

Just two weeks ago, millions of Iraqis defied the threats of terrorists and went to the polls to determine their own future. I congratulate the Iraqi people for the courage they've shown in making these elections so successful.
- Bill Frist
(Keywords: People, Successful, Courage, Elections, Future)

While not widely reported, our victories in Iraq are plentiful. National elections, a democratic parliament and the drafting of a constitution are just some of the victories throughout this embattled country.
- Paul Gillmor
(Keywords: Constitution, Country, Elections, Iraq, Parliament)

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.
- Stephen Hadley
(Keywords: Intelligence, Elections, Influence, Resolution, Security, Spring, Troops)

We hope and we've made clear that the forces need to come out. It needs to be full and complete withdrawal. Our position is it needs to be done as soon as possible so that the elections can be free, fair and free of outside influence.
- Stephen Hadley
(Keywords: Hope, Elections, Influence, Needs)

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.
- Jesse Helms
(Keywords: Friend, Winning, Elections, Example, Study)

There's enormous progressive activism and, more often than not, success at the grassroots level - everything from living wage campaigns to efforts to finance our elections are having terrific success.
- Jim Hightower
(Keywords: Finance, Success, Activism, Elections, Living, Wage)

I have to say that elections, even in the most peaceful region, always make the hardest time for regional state institutions, including security structures.
- Akhmad Kadyrov
(Keywords: Time, Elections, Security, State)

I think that it's a vital moment now for Russian democracy to convince people that it's only our actions, our joined actions and protests that could force Kremlin to reconsider its plans to abolish presidential elections.
- Garry Kasparov
(Keywords: People, Actions, Democracy, Elections, Force, Now)

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.
- Ayatollah Khamenei
(Keywords: People, Elections, Nation, Participation)

The last two elections were stolen. They were stolen and so we will not rest until we reclaim our democracy and this is what today is all about.
- Barbara Lee
(Keywords: Democracy, Elections, Rest, Today, Will)

In just three years, Iraq has achieved immense progress. It has had three successful elections in which 80% of their citizens voted, even while being threatened with death.
- John Linder
(Keywords: Death, Successful, Progress, Being, Elections, Iraq, Years)

Despite elections and the experience of post-Soviet personal freedoms by the Russian people, the fate of democracy in Russia is perhaps more ambiguous now than at any time since the collapse of the Communist system.
- Richard Lugar
(Keywords: Experience, Time, People, Democracy, Elections, Fate, Now, Post, Russia)

If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.
- Nelson Mandela
(Keywords: America, Elections, states, United, Want)

America is an outlier in the world of democracies when it comes to the structure and conduct of elections.
- Thomas E. Mann
(Keywords: America, Elections, World)

Until fighting ends and there are conditions, which allow the free expression of will by the people, there can be no elections and elections are not held in these circumstances anywhere in the world.
- Aslan Maskhadov
(Keywords: People, Circumstances, Elections, Expression, Fighting, Will, World)

In November 2000, the Republicans stole from America our most precious right of all: the right to free and fair elections... Now President Bush occupies the White House, but with questionable legitimacy.
- Cynthia McKinney
(Keywords: America, Elections, Now, President, Republicans, Right)

I'm convinced that unless you have some public financing of elections, you are never going to remove the power of wealthy interests over elected officials.
- Dick Murphy
(Keywords: Power, Elections, Public)

In the span of three years, the Iraqi people participated in three elections, drafted a constitution, and elected a new government. While more work remains, this is remarkable progress.
- Tim Murphy
(Keywords: Work, Government, People, Progress, Constitution, Elections, Remarkable, Years)

Well my briefing was that Honduras was a small and vulnerable country just back on the path towards democracy it was about to have just before I arrived, the first elections for a civilian president in more than 9 years.
- John Negroponte
(Keywords: Country, Democracy, Elections, First, President, Years)

Those of us who actually were working in the region at the time will point out how strongly committed we were to supporting the democratic process and encouraging elections, in spite of the fact that a war was going on in several of these countries.
- John Negroponte
(Keywords: Time, War, Encouraging, Countries, Elections, Fact, Will)

As recent as the year 2000 we won elections by saying we shouldn't be the policemen of the world, and that we should be nation building. And its time we got those values back into this country.
- Ron Paul
(Keywords: Time, Values, Building, Country, Elections, Nation, Saying, World)

Well the truth is, Republicans didn't just lose a few elections, we lost our way.
- Mike Pence
(Keywords: Truth, Elections, Republicans)

Requiring valid, photographic identification is a common sense step to ensure voter integrity and sound elections.
- Sonny Perdue
(Keywords: Common sense, Elections, Integrity, Sound)



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