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Prescott, AZ - 102-year-old Arizona Woman Casts Early Vote For Clinton

Published on: November 1, 2016 11:00 PM
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Jerry Emmett, who was born before women won the right to vote in the U.S., leaves the Yavapai County Administration Building with her son Jim, after casting her early ballot in the 2016 presidential election Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Prescott, Ariz. Emmett, who is 102 years old, voted for Franklin Delano Roosevelt in her first Presidential election. "I am getting to vote for Hillary Clinton for president which has been my dream since Bill Clinton was President." Emmett said. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier via AP)Jerry Emmett, who was born before women won the right to vote in the U.S., leaves the Yavapai County Administration Building with her son Jim, after casting her early ballot in the 2016 presidential election Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Prescott, Ariz. Emmett, who is 102 years old, voted for Franklin Delano Roosevelt in her first Presidential election. "I am getting to vote for Hillary Clinton for president which has been my dream since Bill Clinton was President." Emmett said. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier via AP)

Prescott, AZ - A 102-year-old Prescott, Arizona, woman born before women gained the right to vote in America has cast her ballot early and voted for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Jerry Emmett is urging other Arizonans to follow her lead and use the state’s early voting system.

Emmett made headlines in July at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia where she carried a blue-and-white sign that read “Centenarian for Hillary.”

As an honorary delegate for Arizona, she announced the state’s delegation was casting 51 of its 85 votes for Clinton for president.

Emmett remembers seeing her mother go to vote for the first time after the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote was ratified in August 1920.

The retired educator says she’s been waiting her whole life to cast her ballot for a woman and has been eager to vote for Clinton, who would be the nation’s first female president.



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 Nov 01, 2016 at 11:54 PM Sam23 Says:

Why is this news, im sure plenty 150 year olds cast votes for her too.

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 Nov 02, 2016 at 12:28 AM As Says:

Fool!

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 Nov 02, 2016 at 07:49 AM stop Says:

this is not news! please stop pushing your pro-Hillary agenda.

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 Nov 02, 2016 at 08:33 AM Benny Says:

The out of mind old lady decided to pay back her kids back for all the bad stuff they did to her, like putting her in the nursing home!

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 Nov 02, 2016 at 10:15 AM ayinglefunadorf Says:

Reply to #3  
stop Says:

this is not news! please stop pushing your pro-Hillary agenda.

"this is not news" 102 year old woman walking to vote first time in 100 years for a woman in the WH is not news. The real news is whom will someone sitting in Brookly collecting welfare, Medicaid etc will vote for. Just read her name EMMET TRUTH Emes in Yiddisch in case you didn't learn English.

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 Nov 02, 2016 at 03:39 PM Anonymous Says:

What does she care, she won't be around to see the damage HiLIARy would inflict!

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 Nov 02, 2016 at 07:03 PM puppydogs Says:

Reply to #5  
ayinglefunadorf Says:

"this is not news" 102 year old woman walking to vote first time in 100 years for a woman in the WH is not news. The real news is whom will someone sitting in Brookly collecting welfare, Medicaid etc will vote for. Just read her name EMMET TRUTH Emes in Yiddisch in case you didn't learn English.

Still waiting for the AP to publish an article about all the dead people and illegals voting for Hillary

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 Nov 02, 2016 at 09:25 PM Nova2 Says:

Why? Because she's a women? Jeez that's a good reason.

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