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Topic: Elections

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    1. Does the fact that some candidates can tell all their good points and qualifications in just 30 seconds mean that political T.V. commercials are a good thing? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. How come politicians insist on being called by their first names while they're campaigning? Yet the moment one's elected back-slappin' good ol' boy Johnny goes ballistic unless he's addressed as the Honorable Jonathan A. Porkmeister III. (Contributed by Kerry Diotte The Edmonton Sun)
    3. Isn't the problem with political jokes the fact that they keep getting re-elected? (Contributed by Jim Poserina)
    4. We usually dislike people who cheat, lie, or rip us off. So why do we knowingly vote for them to manage our country? (Contributed by Wayne Gemmell)
    5. Do we elect our representatives to represent the way we think or to tell us how they think we should think? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    6. Don't you think that if God had intended for us to vote he would have provided some suitable candidates? (Contributed by Bill Edwards)
    7. If we quite voting will they all go away? (Contributed by Steve Osher)
    8. Why are US elections held on Tuesdays? (Contributed by Don F.)
    9. What happens if nobody votes in an election? Is it considered a tie? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    10. How are we supposed to vote in an election if we want to vote against all the candidates? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    11. How come when the best actors are chosen by other actors it's called the Oscars yet when the best actors are chosen by the people it's called an election? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    12. Why is it that a poll that agrees with your position is always scientific yet one that doesn't is always biased? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    13. Why do some politicians graciously admit defeat on Election Day and then insist on a recount the next day? And if they can't make up their mind, should we be glad they were defeated? (Contributed by Laurel)
    14. Do people in the town of Liberal, Kansas ever vote Conservative? (Contributed by Laurel)
    15. Why do people steal campaign signs in elections? Is it effective? Is someone out there saying, 'My neighbour had a Liberal sign but it's gone now, I guess I won't vote Liberal'? (Contributed by Laurel)
    16. There are always spoiled ballots in elections. If people are not smart enough to make a simple 'X' then why do we entrust them to pick our leaders? (Contributed by Laurel)
    17. When you work in a political campaign office, you have to answer the phone, 'Hello, So-and-so's Liberal Office.' Why do you have to put the Liberal part in? Does your candidate have a Conservative office too? (Contributed by Laurel)
    18. If it's called a gubernatorial race then why don't we call a governor a gubernor? (Contributed by K. Lewis)
    19. Why do we call a long shot political candidate a 'dark horse'? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    20. Don't you think it takes a very special talent to take a simple question and phrase it in a way nobody can understand and then put it on a ballot for people to vote on? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    21. Wouldn't the best way to learn about your family history be to run for public office? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    22. In an election with two candidates and an even number of valid voters, what happens if it’s a tie? (Contributed by Don F.)
    23. Years ago fairy tales all began with 'Once upon a time…', so why do they now all begin with 'If I am elected…'? (Contributed by Carolyn Wayne)
    24. When the candidates sling campaign ads at each other up until Election Day over why the other candidates are so lousy, why does the winner always show the Office to, laugh with, and shake hands with the losers? (Contributed by Jonathan)
    25. Why is every elected office in the United States decided by who gets the most of the popular vote, except for the President? (Contributed by Lacey Thomas)
    26. Shouldn't there be a constitutional amendment that declares anything said in a campaign commercial to be under oath? (Contributed by HaLife.com)
    27. What makes politicians think that we will vote for them if we see them standing in the ditch beside the road, wildly waving their arms? Is lunacy a political trait? (Contributed by Don F.)
    28. In the United States, how come they choose from just two people for President but 50 for Miss America? (Contributed by carlj)
    29. At some election polls, why do they display a sign that reads, 'If you are Blind, please ask for assistance'? Just how are they supposed to read the sign? (Contributed by Vince Molloy)
    30. Are the undecided allowed to vote early? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    31. Why don't we have ballots on election day that have a box that reads ‘'None of the above’? Wouldn’t it make everything so much simpler? (Contributed by Evaonne Hendricks)
    32. Would a recount be when the chairman can't believe his Ayes? (Contributed by W.W.)
    33. Ever notice how candidates for re-election get far more accomplished than elected officials ever do? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    34. Why do people vote for candidates they know are lying to them? (Contributed by Tom)
    35. Do born-again Christians have to wait 18 more years before they can vote? (Contributed by Zagros)
    36. Would the reason the same old people run for office be because any sane person would rather stand in front of a speeding car than run for office? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    37. Isn’t a low voter turnout simply an indication of fewer people going to the polls? (Contributed by S.S.)
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