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Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections
are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
- Gore Vidal

Related topics: Politics

Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we
have elections is to find out if the polls were right?
- Robert Orben

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run.
The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.
- Barbara Kingsolver

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

 

However, democracy cannot be defined as the existence
of parliaments and elections alone.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

I think the Democratic Party realizes,
having lost two presidential elections,
we need to do a better job of creating a farm team.
- John Mahoney

Iraqis have held elections and have recently put together their government,
all encouraging developments.
- James A. Leach

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I am constitutionally competent to contest the elections.
- Benazir Bhutto

Requiring valid, photographic identification is a common
sense step to ensure voter integrity and sound elections.
- Sonny Perdue

Voters want to know that elections will be conducted fairly and accurately.
- Bill Nelson

As we have always seen here in the U.S.
the universal truth about elections is that people vote their pocketbook.
- Jennifer Dunn

The Iraqi elections were an important first step.
- Brent Scowcroft

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

In New York, we had primary elections for mayor.
To improve their chances, all five candidates changed
their name to Rudy Giuliani.
- Conan O'Brien

I learned more about elections on election night 2000
than I ever did during my 16 years of schooling.
- Rob Corddry

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

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

The elections in Iraq are a victory for freedom and the Iraqi people,
and a blow to the transnational network of terrorists
who have tried to prevent this day from happening.
- James Talent

I find it odd that there's such strong objection to
what is a clear way to assure that our elections are
reliable and we can do a recount if there are any questions.
- Joan Blades

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

Saddam's ouster will not necessarily lead to the same result,
since Iraq lacks democratic traditions.
Democracy doesn't just consist of holding elections.
- Brent Scowcroft

The view that we hold in Iraq now is this -
that democracy is associated with elections.
I believe that elections are possible.
- Ahmed Chalabi

The House is rooted in the principle of direct elections
and is unique among all branches and bodies of the
federal government as without exception,
the people's voice.
- Charles W. Pickering

I was there during the first elections in South Africa.
I watched them take down the apartheid flag and raise the new flag.
- Al Sharpton

I think the American people have been surprised by
the enthusiasm with which the Iraqis have taken to elections and politics.
- Duncan Hunter

I am planning to return and contest the October elections in Pakistan.
- Benazir Bhutto

I understand personally that it is frustrating to lose
presidential elections by narrow margins.
- James Baker

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

Votes in federal elections are cast and counted in
a highly decentralized and variable fashion,
with no uniform ballots and few national standards.
- Thomas E. Mann

The labour Party has lost the last four elections.
If they lose another, they get to keep the liberal party.
- Clive Anderson

They appear to have had a higher voter turnout in Iraq
than we did in our recent federal elections,
and we didn't have terrorists threatening to kill our families if we voted.
- Conrad Burns

To be fair, lying is part and parcel of public life.
Every politician has lied about something because they
are owned by the special interest groups that finance their elections.
- Peter Schuyler

The United Nations has no business in our elections.
- David Vitter

Some of the immediate causes of Jack Abramoff's troubles
were some Indian elections that went bad for him.
- Joshua Micah Marshall

Democracy in China is like Viagra; no such thing as free elections.
- George Montgomery

Elections should be held on April 16th-
the day after we pay our income taxes.
That is one of the few things that might discourage
politicians from being big spenders.
- Thomas Sowell

Taiwan is a budding democracy, and the people have
participated in multi-party democratic elections since 1996.
- Todd Akin

I ask you: turn a deaf ear to the special interests.
Let politics stand down for a while.
don't waste anytime thinking about future elections
until we've done our jobs here.
- Bob Riley

We must correct the problems and inequities in the
way we conduct and decide elections in the United States.
- Tom Daschle

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

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

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

America is an outlier in the world of democracies when
it comes to the structure and conduct of elections.
- Thomas E. Mann

Well the truth is, Republicans didn't just lose a few elections,
we lost our way.
- Mike Pence

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

No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable
than the fighting of elections.
- Winston Churchill

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

It is difficult to understand these people who democratically
take part in elections and a referendum,
but are then incapable of democratically accepting the will of the people.
- Jose Saramago

Where annual elections end where slavery begins.
- John Quincy Adams

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

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

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

Our elections are free, it's in the results where eventually we pay.
- Bill Stern

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

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

Elections are held to delude the populace into believing
that they are participating in government.
- Gerald F. Lieberman

When religious leaders get involved in elections,
it is usually with a reactionary social agenda.
- Elizabeth Joan Smith

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because
most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
- Franklin P. Adams

The regime is afraid of the people because it knows
that free and fair elections will bring about its end.
- Viktor Yushchenko

Do not seek to find a reason why elections are not possible.
Seek to make them possible, and they will be possible.
- Ahmed Chalabi

Elections are about choosing sides, but inaugurations are about closing ranks.
- Ted Kulongoski

Maintain democracy or go to dictatorship:
that is what is at stake in these elections.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

Tony Blair - good thing there are not parliamentary
elections in this country.
- Gwen Ifill

We've got 50 percent voter turnout for presidential elections.
That's appalling.
We can do so much better.
- Joan Blades

To the contrary, I think we bent over backwards to
press for elections and for democratic reform.
- John Negroponte

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

South Australia was the first community to give the
secret ballot for political elections.
- Catherine Helen Spence

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

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

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

I think the elections have gone well,
although there is so much insecurity in Iraq.
So far during the counting of ballots,
there has not been a significant complaint.
We have to wait to see what the outcome of the counting is.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani


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