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When you're writing a novel, you don't want the reader to come out of it voting yes or no to some question. Life is more complicated than that. Reality simply consists of different points of view.
Voting has not been tough for me, for the most part, because there's guideposts about what will bring about the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest amount of people.
I'm totally down with insurrection in the street. I've had a great time with that over the years. Insurrection in the voting booth is the other part of the equation.
Young Evangelicals, especially, are breaking ranks with older Evangelicals (over 40) and are more and more leaning towards voting Democratic.
Voting is fundamental in our democracy. It has yielded enormous returns.
I don't think journalists should talk about whom they're voting for.
Companies have long gathered data to break down their customer base into specific segments. Now political parties have become adept at micro-targeting, too, using data on shopping habits, leisure activities, voting histories, charity donations, and so on, in order to pinpoint likely supporters and the type of appeal most likely to win them over.
Evangelical Christians, who once were a ridiculed irrelevant sectarian movement, have, over just three decades, become a powerful voting bloc that can no longer be ignored.
Concealing one's true medical condition from the voting public is a time-honored tradition of the American presidency.
When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame decided to open up the voting beyond their inner circle, to the actual fans, that's when I think everything changed.
Voting is an individual, personal thing.
I always preach that you have to be active as a citizen no matter what, and some people just voting as an excuse not to do anything.
I would say that a wasted vote is voting for anybody you don't believe in. If you believe in the third party, that's the guy you need to voice for. That's how you change things.
People are voting for the kind of country they want to live in, and there are different views about what kind of country we should have.
I used to say that winning the Oscar means being back at the Beverly Hills Hotel at 1 A.M. feeling empty. It's the industry voting. It doesn't come from God. It doesn't change your life, really.
I think it's very clear that the American people are frustrated with this move toward socialism. And so whether you're back or white, if you believe that the conservative construct is in the best interest of our future, than you too would be voting with Republicans, and if you had the opportunity to run you'd join us as well.
Oh no, the dead have risen and they're voting Republican.
Indeed, when all parties campaign effectively the overall effect is to push up voting rates, as you see in tight marginal seats or close general elections. That must be good for democracy.
Look at the declining television coverage. Look at the declining voting rate. Economics and economic news is what moves the country now, not politics.
Just because a group does not take its decisions by voting does not mean they have no understanding of the essence of democracy.
You can bring your children under age 18 into the voting booth with you. Many families do so as a way to teach civic responsibility.
Widespread use of online voting will create the potential for abuse that will make the problems inherent in e-voting pale in comparison.
I don't think everyone should vote. If you have to be dragged into the polls, carried into the polls and smelling salts have to be used, you probably shouldn't be voting. However, we shouldn't be putting up barriers to voting that target certain groups.
It is an honor to be awarded with such a high rating from an organization as well respected as the NAACP. I am pleased that the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the nation, has recognized my voting record.
Touch screen voting is a fine thing so long as they have a voter-verified paper trail.
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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