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#TriviaTuesday - Who said, ‘The ballot is stronger than the bullet?’

The answer to today’s TriviaTuesday question,

“Who said, ‘The ballot is stronger than the bullet?’”

is President Abraham Lincoln, who was mortally wounded by a shot fired by actor John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. in 1865.


Source: **President Lincoln’s quote can be found in the second edition of “U.S. Government and Politics” by Franco Scardino, part of the Idiot’s Guides series, published in 2016 by Alpha, a member of Penguin Random House LLC. It is available for checkout at MidPointe Library.

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