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Every citizen of this country should be guaranteed that their vote matters, that their vote is counted, and that in the voting booth, their vote has a much weight as that of any CEO, any member of Congress, or any President.
Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote!
Susan B. Anthony
I would not vote for the mayor. It's not just because he didn't invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes.
When too many Americans don't vote or participate, some see apathy and despair. I see disappointment and even outrage. And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action.
We Facebook users have been building a treasure lode of big data that government and corporate researchers have been mining to predict and influence what we buy and for whom we vote. We have been handing over to them vast quantities of information about ourselves and our friends, loved ones and acquaintances.
To become an American citizen, we require people to read, write and speak in English. That is to help them to assimilate in our melting pot, truly to become Americans. We mock that when the cherished right to vote does not involve English any more.
A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Africans require, want, the franchise on the basis of one man one vote. They want political independence.
Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
William E. Simon
In the summer of 1966, I went to Mississippi to be in the heart of the civil-rights movement, helping people who had been thrown off the farms or taken off the welfare roles for registering to vote. While working there, I met the civil-rights lawyer I later married - we became an interracial couple.
To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.
I certainly respect other people's opinions, but I would not vote for a woman to be the pastor of a church.
The subculture of felons is in great vogue among adolescents. Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, and so forth allow us Republicans to say to America's young people, 'We be thugs.' The GOP may capture the youth vote at last.
P. J. O'Rourke
For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn?
I went to vote once, but I got too scared. I couldn't decide whom to vote for.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.
Eugene V. Debs
It's heartbreaking that so many hundreds of millions of people around the world are desperate for the right to vote, but here in America people stay home on election day.
If you're black in this country, if you're a woman in this country, if you are any minority in this country at all, what could possibly possess you to vote Republican?
People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.
Why do the people humiliate themselves by voting? I didn't vote because I have dignity. If I had closed my nose and voted for one of them, I would spit on my own face.
I voted for Barack because he was black. 'Cuz that's why other folks vote for other people - because they look like them... That's American politics, pure and simple.
Samuel L. Jackson
Democracy is about voting and it's about a majority vote. And it's time that we started exercising the Democratic process.
If you support amnesty, you should vote for the Democrats.
Presidents are elected not by direct popular vote but by 538 members of the Electoral College.
Thomas E. Mann
I never stood for any president in my life, never voted, before Barack Obama. It changed my life to vote. It starts there with me. I never cared for politics before Barack Obama. I never thought it mattered to people like me.
John F. Kennedy
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