Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
If pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time, no matter how much slaughtering he did on the side.
Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
The election is not very far off when a candidate can recognize you across the street.
Elections are held to delude the populace into believing that they are participating in government.
There is a sort of exotic preposterousness about a lot of elections, the way arguments are made even cruder.
The fact that we elected Obama was a sign that the black struggle inherent in the blues and so much of the music I have loved can triumph.
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
Our elections are free, it's in the results where eventually we pay.
God has called us to be His representatives in our nation and in our world.
Select candidates who represent your views and work for their election.
I would rather be beaten, and be a man, than to be elected and be a little puppy dog.
As Plotinus tells us, we elected the body, the parents, the place, and the circumstances that suited the soul and that, as the myth says, belongs to its necessity.
You get elected, often, if you're a woman, on the strength of the women's vote;
then you get into office, and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment.
The devil has his elect.
Elected leaders who forget how they got there won't the next time.
Even though this is late in an election year, there is no way we can go forward except together and no way anybody can win except by serving the people's urgent needs. We cannot stand still or slip backwards. We must go forward now together.