Luke 1:52 NLT - "He has brought down princes from their thrones..."
Both Daniel and Mary had it right - Politicians don't set the rules and a populace doesn't control an election. God does. He puts people in charge and He removes them when He wants. When we "elect" a president or governor, or any other leader, ultimately the choice is in the hands and wisdom of God. He knows when a despotic ruler can ultimately carry out His plans. He also knows how to remove such an individual and put a "man of God" in his place. When an election is complete the outcome is more in the hands of God than in the voters.