On Voting

Vote early and vote often.
– Al Capone, 1899 – 1947
Suffrage, n. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man’s choice, and is highly prized.
– Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1881 – 1906
Ask a man which way he is going to vote, and he will probably tell you. Ask him, however, why, and vagueness is all.
– Bernard Levin
Truth is not determined by majority vote.
– Doug Gwyn
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
– John Quincy Adams, 1767 – 1848
My problem is that, with the two-party system, you only get to vote against one candidate in each race.
– G. Armour Van Horn

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One response to “On Voting

  1. There’s some disagreement about who said “Vote early and vote often”. It is often attributed to Daley as well as to William Thompson. As I understand it, most historians favor the third individual and think that Daley and Capone repeated it from him.