It was only in 1920 that women suffrage was guaranteed in the US; 96 later, the country might finally be inching closer towards electing its first female president – and a whole bunch of nonagenarians and centenarians are proudly going out to cast their ballot!
These are women who were born in or before 1920, which means they lived at a time when women could not even vote, let alone run for the highest office in the country. Which is why November 8, 2016, carries a huge significance for them. Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is the first female nominee from a major party in the US election, and could possibly become the first female US president as well. At least, that’s what these adorable grandmothers are rooting for.
Soon after voting started in the US, social media sites like Twitter and Instagram started buzzing with selfies and pictures of ‘I Voted’ and ‘Vote 2016’, but what has been winning hearts on the Internet are pictures of these adorable grandmothers who have gone out to vote in numbers. “Our 98 year old Nana just voted for the 1st woman Prez. Women couldn’t vote when she was born. go nana” tweeted one user, “You say that voting doesn’t matter. Try to tell “Grandma Edna” She knows the struggle” said another, “My great grandma was born in 1920, the year women gained the right to vote. Today at 95 she voted for our next president! So cute” said yet another.
— Valoree Vargo (@vava59) November 8, 2016
— Daniel O’Donnell (@DanielJODonnell) November 8, 2016
— Hope Elizabeth (@D2DNB) November 8, 2016
— Daniela Gerson (@dhgerson) November 8, 2016
— Andy Anderson (@AndyAnderson06) November 8, 2016
— Turkey Michael (@michaellara) November 8, 2016
— Heidi Craft ? (@heidicraft) November 8, 2016
My grandmother not only posted a vote sticker selfie, she shared her own post 14 minutes later in case you missed it the first time. pic.twitter.com/LFz4atLLnd
— Ky Reds Gal (@KyRedsGal) November 8, 2016
A little inspiration. Today my grandmother, who was born before women had the right to vote, voted for the first female president. pic.twitter.com/qNyDd4Kgdv
— Collin Beard (@i4Collin) November 8, 2016
My great-grandmother, born before women had the right to vote, was proud to cast her ballot for Hillary Clinton today! pic.twitter.com/jxJYXrCeD5
— Steve Etheridge (@Stetheridge) November 7, 2016
— Townsend Davies (@TownsendDavies) November 4, 2016
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