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Election Math

Why the vote count is prolonged

Election Math thanks to Tim Smith

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Jazz is democracy in music. - Wynton Marsalis

Politics makes strange red-fellows. - Will Rogers

Erection: When Japanese go to vote. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

In politics nothing is contemptible. - Benjamin Disraeli

Feudalism: It's your Count that votes - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith. - J. William Fulbright

Man is not free unless government is limited. - Ronald Reagan

Intelligence has nothing to do with politics. - Londo Molari

Obvious: The most dangerous word in mathematics - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

The Golden Rule has no place in a political campaign. - John J Ingalls

Self-government won't work without self-discipline. - Paul Harvey

A diplomat is a man who thinks twice before he says nothing. - Unknown

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. - H L Mencken

A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top. - James Reston

Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. - Charles de Gaulle

Liberty don't work as good in practice as it does in speeches. - Will Rogers

People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge. - Lao-tzu

I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent. - Edith Sitwell

Passion and prejudice govern the world, only under the name of reason. - John Wesley

Ultimatum: In diplomacy, a last demand before resorting to concessions - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Politics is a profession where the paths of glory lead but to the gravy. - Billy Boy Franklin

Every woman dreams of her own political career and her own place in life. - Raisa M. Gorbachev

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. - Will Rogers

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote. - William E. Simon

In politics, madame, you need two things: friends, but above all an enemy. - Brian Mulroney

Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will. - Mikhail Bakunin

A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue. - Daniel Webster

Democrats haven't been this upset since Republicans freed their slaves. - Unknown

Like the crest of a peacock, so is mathematics at the head of all knowledge. - Indian Proverb

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers. - Aristotle

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. - Abraham Lincoln

Perhaps the most surprising thing about mathematics is that it is so surprising. - E.C. Titchmarsh

Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it. - Laurence J Peter

The fastest way for a politician to become an elder statesman is to lose an election. - Earl Wilson

I love Canada. I am from Canada. I will bash the Canadian government but never Canada. - Jason Priestley

Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other. - Thomas Fuller

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. - Robert Frost

Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater. - Albert Einstein

Politics is for people who have a passion for changing life but lack a passion for living it. - Tom Robbins

I have a wonderful make-up crew. They're the same people restoring the Statue of Liberty. - Bob Hope

So, if we lie to the government, it's a felony.
But if they lie to us, it's politics. - Bill Murray

It's our experience that political leaders don't always mean the opposite of what they say. - Abba Eban

Good thing we've still got politics in Texas - finest form of free entertainment ever invented. - Molly Ivins

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare. - Daniel P Moynihan

I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast. - Viktor Frankl

Democracy is very different in U.S. and A. from Kazakhstan. In America, woman can vote, but horse cannot! - Borat Sagdiyev

The man who can make others laugh secures more votes for a measure than the man who forces them to think. - Malcolm de Chazal

A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip. - Caskie Stinnett

Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds. - John P Barlow

Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based on a solid foundation of social and political realism. - Claude McKay

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate. - Charles de Gaulle

The business of government is to keep the government out of business - that is, unless business needs government aid. - Will Rogers

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. - Thomas Jefferson

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen. - George MacDonald

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. - Ambrose Bierce

Probably no symbol in mathematics has evoked as much mystery, romanticism, misconception and human interest as the number pi. - William L Schaaf

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. - Ronald Reagan

Every country must be absolutely free to adopt the type of economic, political and social system that it considers convenient. - Fidel Castro

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. - George Eliot

I am quite sure now that often in matters concerning religion and politics, a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkeys. - Mark Twain

Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform. - Bertrand Russell

Mathematics began to seem too much like puzzle solving. Physics is puzzle solving, too, but of puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man. - Maria G. Mayer

Regarded simply as a politician, and compared with the other leading political figures of our time, how clean a smell he has managed to leave behind. - Mahatma Gandhi

Political correctness is about denial, usually in the weasel circumlocutory jargon which distorts and evades and seldom stands up to honest analysis. - George M Fraser


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