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Election Math

Why the vote count is prolonged

Election Math thanks to Tim Smith

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Vote early and vote often. - Al Capone

All politics is applesauce. - Will Rogers

Good government is good politics. - Richard J. Daley

Politics makes strange red-fellows. - Will Rogers

There is no gambling like politics. - Benjamin Disraeli

Man is by nature a political animal. - Aristotle

In politics nothing is contemptible. - Benjamin Disraeli

Television is democracy at its ugliest. - Paddy Chayefsky

Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs. - Isaiah Berlin

In politics an absurdity is not a handicap. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Political correctness is tyranny with manners. - Charlton Heston

All government, of course, is against liberty. - H L Mencken

I greet you in the name of peace, democracy, and freedom. - Nelson Mandela

It's so much easier to throw rocks than it is to govern. - Karen Bass

How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese? - Charles de Gaulle

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

Democracy! Bah! When I hear that word I reach for my feather Boa. - Allen Ginsberg

Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy. - Sir Peter Ustinov

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

Texas is now a cornerstone of the electoral college for Republicans. - Ed Gillespie

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it. - Lao Tzu

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

Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. - Bertrand Russell

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

To lodge all power in one party and keep it there is to insure bad government. - Mark Twain

I do have a political agenda. It's to have as few regulations as possible. - Dan Quayle

Diplomacy is the art of saying, "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock. - Will Rogers

My sheer existence is like a political act to a lot of people. It's not to me. - Grimes

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. - George Bernard Shaw

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business. - Tom Robbins

Life is good for only two things: discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics. - Simeon Poisson

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

Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit. - Alfred Whitehead

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. - George Bernard Shaw

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. - Thomas Jefferson

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain

Officialese: A government language where you can understand the words, but not the sentences - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper. - David Hilbert

He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. - George Bernard Shaw

In a democracy, the one thing that cannot be done is to destroy its trust, its hope, its idealism. - Teresa Heinz

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

If I feel unhappy, I do mathematics to become happy. If I am happy, I do mathematics to keep happy. - Alfred Renyi

Animals are like little children a bit. They're simple. They don't have politics driving them. - Annabelle Sabloff

For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps. - Christopher Columbus

I had a feeling once about mathematics – that I saw it all... but it was after dinner and I let it go. - Winston Churchill

Ex-Presidents of the United States get state subsidies. Not so in Russia. You get no government support. - Mikhail Gorbachev

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight, otherwise known as political power. - Maggie Gallagher

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

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you. - Pericles (430 B.C.)

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. - Thurgood Marshall

Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless. - Milton Friedman

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism. - Alexander Hamilton

Politics is the only business where doing nothing other than making the other guy look bad is an acceptable outcome. - Mark Warner

Very few of these panic-mongers have any personal knowledge of the countries that are already under blackshirt government. - Lord Rothermere

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

Understand the key factors in the math behind viral marketing, and use those to figure out what it takes to get viral growth. - David Skok

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

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

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. - Albert Einstein

When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale. - John W. Gardner

In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power - including strong and principled diplomacy. - Barack Obama

I once said to my father, when I was a boy, 'Dad we need a third political party.' He said to me, 'I'll settle for a second.' - Ralph Nader

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

Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments. - Isaac Asimov


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