• Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
    ~ Robert Byrne
  • Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
    ~ Anonymous
  • Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?
    ~ Robert Orben
  • There are always too many Democratic congressmen, too many Republican congressmen, and never enough U.S. congressmen.
    ~ Anonymous
  • How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?
    ~ Anonymous
  • Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
    ~ George Jean Nathan
  • Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
    ~ W.C. Fields
  • It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.
    ~ Tom Stoppard
  • An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
    ~ George Eliot
  • Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
    ~ Sydney J. Harris
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