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Entry from April 08, 2014
“The dollar votes more times than the man”

"The dollar votes more times than the man” means that one person has only one vote, but one rich person can use his or her money to influence the vote many times. American political scientist Michael Parenti wrote in Democracy for the Few (1995, 6th edition):

“There is a century-old saying, ‘The dollar votes more times than the man.’”

There is no evidence that the exact wording of the saying existed before Parenti, although it has long been commonly known that money influences politics.


Wikipedia: Michael Parenti
Michael John Parenti (born 1933) is an American political scientist, historian, and cultural critic who writes on scholarly and popular subjects. He has taught at American and international universities and has been a guest lecturer before campus and community audiences. He has played an activist role in political struggles, and in various anti-war movements.
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Bibliography
. Democracy for the Few, First Edition circa 1974, Eighth Edition 2007.[8] ISBN 0-495-00744-7, ISBN 978-0-495-00744-9

Kropf’s Poli Sci Grotto
Democracy for the Few
6th Edition

By Michael Parenti
Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s
1995
Pg. 220:
There is a century-old saying, “The dollar votes more times than the man.”

Google Books
Democracy for the Few
9th Edition

By Michael Parenti
Boston, MA: Wadsworth
2011
Pg. 199:
There is a saying: “The dollar votes more times than the man.”

Above Top Secret
GD21D
posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 10:49 PM
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I would argue the dollar votes more times than the man, even with relaxed voter ID laws. Just my opinion.

Valdosta (GA) Today
“THE BEST GOVERNMENT MONEY CAN BUY”
Nick Rudnik | April 8, 2014
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The old adage is that “the dollar votes many more times than the man.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Tuesday, April 08, 2014 • Permalink