Ninety-year-olds are very excited about voting for Hillary Clinton
Whether you love or loathe Democratic presidential nominee
And one group of women in particular couldn’t have imagined such a feat when they were growing up: women who were alive before 1920.
Women didn’t have the right to vote back then, let alone run for president. So one of the most unique stories of this year’s election is the ability of several women who were alive during the women’s suffrage era to cast their votes for Clinton.
That includes Velva Stone, 103 of Escondido.
"My mother was a suffragette,” she said. “She instilled in all of her daughters, particularly me, a love for democracy and a need to participate in society—to contribute. I have voted in every election since I became eligible and I am so proud to be able to vote for a woman for president!”
She has her own Facebook page called “Velva says” where she encourages people to vote for Clinton.
Estelle L. Schultz, 98, is another woman in this category.
And Katherine Blood Hoffman, 102.
And Gertrude Gottschalk, 100.
The list continues, and there’s even a website dedicated to these women, iwaited96years.com.
It includes photos and stories about women in their 90s or 100s who are excited to vote for Clinton.
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