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Lower voter participation is a silent threat to our democracy...It under-represents young people, the poor, the disabled, those with little education, minorities and you and me. (Quote by - Nancy Neuman)

I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there. (Quote by - Birch Bayh)

Tony Blair faced a massive defection from his own party ranks during voting around the intervention in Iraq. For our present purpose, the point is not that he survived the defection, but that he had to face it. (Quote by - Stockwell Day)

I hope that no American . . . will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant. (Quote by - Douglas Jerrold)

When public access to voting is impaired or when public confidence in voting is diluted, democracy suffers and our freedom is less secure. (Quote by - DeForest Soaries)

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting. (Quote by - Charles Bukowski)

I can make them voting machines sing Home Sweet Home. (Quote by - Earl Long)

Votes are like trees, if you are trying to build a forest. If you have more trees than you have forests, then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win. (Quote by - Dan Quayle)

Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done. (Quote by - Elijah Cummings)

The avalanche has already started. It is too late for the pebble to vote. (Quote by - Ambassador Kosh)

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. (Quote by - Barbara Boxer)

The biggest danger for a politician is to shake hands with a man who is physically stronger, has been drinking and is voting for the other guy. (Quote by - William Proxmire)

I think we need to start with Philadelphia and make sure that we actually get some election reform in Philadelphia. Actually, a recent election was thrown out by a federal judge because of corruption with the voting process in Philadelphia. (Quote by - Patrick McHenry)

Personally, I believe that our American system works as long as you participate in it. You must vote and make your voice heard. Otherwise you will be left out. (Quote by - Mari-Luci Jaramillo)

We have seen voters denied their rights in recent elections as they have been incorrectly purged from lists, their absentee votes not counted, and voting machine integrity and security not assured. (Quote by - Marcy Kaptur)

According to the U.S. Census, the most common reason people give for not voting is that they were too busy or had conflicting work or school schedules. (Quote by - Jeff Miller)

Beyond that, states had to also have electronic voting machines that made it possible for people who are physically handicapped to vote in private... and the computerized voting machine made it very easy for, particularly, the blind. (Quote by - DeForest Soaries)

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. (Quote by - Jello Biafra)

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good. (Quote by - Andrew Lack)

I hope that no American will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant. (Quote by - John F. Kennedy)

Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting. (Quote by - Robert Frost)

Well, I was a very strong opponent of the war, in fact, one of those who went door to door to my colleagues and thus achieved 60 percent of the Democrats voting no against this war. (Quote by - Jan Schakowsky)

Slavery is but half abolished, emancipation is but half completed, while millions of freeman with votes in their hands are left without education. (Quote by - Robert C. Winthrop)

Vote for the man who promises least. He'll be the least disappointing. (Quote by - Bernard Baruch)

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all. (Quote by - John F. Kennedy)


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