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Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
The average man votes below himself; he votes with half a mind or a hundredth part of one. A man ought to vote with the whole of himself, as he worships or gets married. A man ought to vote with his head and heart, his soul and stomach, his eye for faces and his ear for music; also (when sufficiently provoked) with his hands and feet. If he has ever seen a fine sunset, the crimson color of it should creep into his vote. The question is not so much whether only a minority of the electorate votes. The point is that only a minority of the voter votes.
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate.
Suffrage is the pivotal right.
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.
We just did a survey that showed.... something like 65 percent of the [American] people couldn't vote for the First Amendment if it was up for a vote today.
You can milk a cow the wrong way once and still be a farmer, but vote the wrong way on a water tower and you can be in trouble.
I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower. Oh yeah, well I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower TWICE!
The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.
The fact that a man is to vote forces him to think. You may preach to a congregation by the year and not affect its thought because it is not called upon for definite action. But throw your subject into a campaign and it becomes a challenge.
Where annual elections end where slavery begins.
Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.
Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
When he first ran for office, he appealed to the voters: I never stole anything in my life. All I ask is a chance.
Our elections are free -- it's in the results where eventually we pay.
All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong.
When a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me.
No matter whom you vote for, the Government always gets in.
In times of stress and strain, people will vote.
It makes no difference whom you vote for -- the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people.
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
There can no longer be anyone too poor to vote.
Perhaps America will one day go fascist democratically, by popular vote.
Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.
The margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear.
There is no city in the United States in which I can get a warmer welcome and fewer votes than Columbia, Ohio.
Among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.
The effort to calculate exactly what the voters want at each particular moment leaves out of account the fact that when they are troubled the thing the voters most want is to be told what to want.
A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.