102-Year-Old Born Before Suffrage Casts Vote For Hillary Clinton

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A 102-year-old woman who was born before women’s suffrage cast her early vote for Hillary Clinton in hopes that she will witness the first female president.

Photo: Twitter, @KristieRabago

Geraldine “Jerry” Emmett, a 102-year-old honorary delegate living in Prescott, Arizona, cast her vote early for Hillary Clinton, Yahoo reported. She was a life-long school teacher and community organizer who has lived in Arizona since 1919.

Emmett was born before women gained the right to vote in the United States in August of 1920. On Wednesday, she cast her early ballot for none other than Hillary Clinton, who is predicted to become America’s first woman president.

The retired educator is urging other Arizonans to cast their vote early for Clinton and hopes to witness the election of the first female president. She said, “If you don’t vote, you don’t have any say at all.”

According to reports, Emmett can recall when her mother was able to cast her vote for the first time.  

Back in July, Emmett attended the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia where she garnered much attention from the media.

She recently told CNN that she has been voting since 1932 when she was 16 years old, but is more than pleased to cast her vote for Clinton this year.

Emmett is already a media darling. But, what makes her even more endearing is that she is voting Democratic, despite her state's history of consistently voting Republican since 1952.

 

Banner photo credit: Twitter, @francet1948

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