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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1905
AUTHOR: George Jean Nathan (1882–1958)
QUOTATION: Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
ATTRIBUTION: GEORGE JEAN NATHAN.—Clifton Fadiman, The American Treasury, 1455–1955, p. 344 (1955). Unverified in Nathan’s works.
SUBJECTS: Voters and voting