„A large group of Iranians have doubts about last month's (June) disputed presidential election … something should be done about the situation., on the 2009 presidential election.“
— Al Gore 45th Vice President of the United States 1948
Context: I love this country deeply, and even though I always look to the future with optimism and hope, I do think it's worth pausing for just a moment as we begin this year's convention, to take note of two very important lessons from four years ago. The first lesson is this: Take it from me; every vote counts. In our democracy, every vote has power. And never forget that power is yours. Don't let anyone take it away from you or talk you into throwing it away. And let's make sure that this time every vote is counted. Let's make sure that the Supreme Court does not pick the next President, and that this President is not the one who picks the next Supreme Court. The second lesson from 2000 is this: What happens in a presidential election matters — a lot. The outcome profoundly affects the lives of all 293 million Americans, and people in the rest of the world, too. The choice of who is president affects your life and your family's future.
„This is the time we have to make a decision (to replace Hung Hsiu-chu as the KMT candidate for 2016 ROC presidential election), and it is a decision we have to make.“
— Eric Chu Taiwanese politician 1961
Eric Chu (2015) cited in " KMT passes proposal to revoke nomination of presidential candidate http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201510140019.aspx" on Focus Taiwan, 14 October 2015.
„I can be presidential, but if I was presidential I would only have - about 20% of you would be here because it would be boring as hell.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
At a rally in Superior, Wisconsin (4 April 2016)
„The 2004 presidential election will be a matter of life or death for the whole nation. We are sick today, and we will be even sicker tomorrow if this wretched half-bright swine of a president gets re-elected in November.“
— Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005
"The Big Finale Was a Big Disappointment" (6 April 2004)
„And in November 2012, the day after the election, when we wake up that morning and all the votes are counted, and they declare not only all of the local election results, the statewide election results, the senatorial results, and when we wake up and they declare the presidential results, and Herman Cain has been elected, we'll be able to say: "Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty this nation is free at last again."“
— Herman Cain American writer, businessman and activist 1945
p. 222 http://books.google.com/books?id=hdhWF9bVqXwC&pg=PT215&lpg=PT215
„Today he (Lukashenka) won by the hands of "gorillas" in black masks. Already it is clear that there will be no Parliament in Belarus, no democratic election. The remains of a free press will disappear. A presidential Junta will govern the country... Well, we can congratulate Belarusians on the previous elections. Worse cannot be done. For ourselves, for society and for future generations.“
— Vasil Bykaŭ Belarusian writer 1924 - 2003
“Ён Прыехаў, Сам Памёр, Усё Спакойна…” Апошнія Тыдні Васіля Быкава https://www.svaboda.org/amp/24853764.html // svaboda.org (in Belarusian)
„If I win (2016 ROC presidential election), I will promote peace development across the Taiwan Strait and let people enjoy the benefits.“
— Hung Hsiu-chu Taiwanese politician 1948
Hung Hsiu-chu (2015) cited in " Taiwan's ruling KMT picks pro-China Hung as presidential candidate http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/taiwan-s-ruling-kmt-picks/1993966.html?cx_tag=similar#cxrecs_s" on Channel NewsAsia, 19 July 2015
„Coulter: Every presidential assassination or attempted presidential assassination was committed by some sort of left-wing loon, communist, anarchist, communitarians, yes they were or they had no politics at all.
Behar: The homegrown terrorists are also another group we have to worry about here.
Coulter: Okay but they're all liberals.“
— Ann Coulter author, political commentator 1961
The Joy Behar Show (22 October 2009).
„[The fundamentalist groups] are trying, no doubt about it, and there are some people trying to encourage them, but we have controlled the situation.“
— Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister of Bangladesh 1947
In an interview of (16 September 2015) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/21/bangladesh-prime-minister-rejects-accusations-of-authoritarian-rule (21 September 2015).
„I think those elections should be about many, many things, they should be about freedom, they should be about jobs, they should be about growth, but they should be about repealing every bloody word of Obamacare.“
— Ted Cruz American politician 1970
Context: If we're going to repeal Obamacare, and I'm convinced we're going to, it's going to come from y'all. It's going to come from the people saying this thing isn't working, let's start over. And I intend -- let me just say, that '14 and '16, I think those elections should be about many, many things, they should be about freedom, they should be about jobs, they should be about growth, but they should be about repealing every bloody word of Obamacare. Cruz speech at National Conservative Student Conference hosted by YAF, Cruz: 2014 & 2016 "Should Be About Repealing Every Bloody Word of Obamacare" http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/07/29/cruz_2014__2016_should_be_about_repealing_every_bloody_word_of_obamacare.html, Real Clear Politics (July 29, 2014)
„I think we're in the end-game now…. I think we're in a six-month window here where it's going to become very clear and this is all going to pre-empt, I think, the next congressional election — that's my own feeling — let alone the presidential one.“
— Thomas Friedman American journalist and author 1953
Meet the Press, September 25, 2005
„Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law“
— John Paul Stevens Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1920
Context: Time will one day heal the wound to that confidence that will be inflicted by today's decision. One thing, however, is certain. Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law. Dissenting, Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000).