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Quotes of the Day for 6 November 2002 – Election Aftermath

The polls have closed, votes are being counted, and we hope the yard signs will be disappearing from front yards.

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The quotes:

If elected, I shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same.
     - Abraham Lincoln, in his first political speech, 1832

More important than winning the election, is governing the nation. That is the test of a political party - the acid, final test.
     - Adlai Ewing Stevenson, 1900 - 1965

Our elections are free, it's in the results where eventually we pay.
     - Bill Stern

Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: There's the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in.
     - Marcelene Cox

It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.
     - Tom Stoppard

In our system, at about 11:30 on election night, they just push you off the edge of the cliff - and that's it. You might scream on the way down, but you're going to hit the bottom, and you're not going to be in elective office.
     - Walter Frederick Mondale


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