Women got the right to vote in 1920.
Jerry Emmett was born in 1914.
This year, the woman — who can actually remember her mother leaving their home to vote for the first time after the 19th Amendment was ratified — voted for the first female presidential nominee from a major party, Hillary Clinton, according to the New York Daily News. She made sure to vote early and is urging others in her state to do the same.
As an honorary Democratic delegate from Arizona, Emmett was the one who announced her state’s votes for Clinton during the roll call at the Democratic National Convention.
Check her out during a 60 Minutes interview:
— 60 Minutes Australia (@60Mins) November 1, 2016
She said that she can’t be sure why God allowed her to live so long but her main goal now is to see Clinton elected as President before she dies.
After her early voting story his the press yesterday, people on the Internet took notice of her enthusiastic nature and sharp fashion sense.
Jerry’s rockin’ that pantsuit! Jerry Emmett, 102 years old, voted for Hillary Clinton in Arizona! pic.twitter.com/faoB2a5M6p
— Kristie Rabago (@KristieRabago) November 2, 2016
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) November 2, 2016
— Linda S C (@LindaSC) November 2, 2016
Really amazing to see a woman born before the 19th Amendment get to cast her vote for the first woman president but LOOK AT JERRY’S SUIT pic.twitter.com/Szw3CAazlR
— Emmy ✨6 days✨ (@EmmyA2) November 2, 2016
Only six more days until we know if the stylish centenarian will get her wish.
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