TAMARAC, Fla. (AP) — A 100-year-old Florida woman born before the passage of the 19th Amendment says the first election with a woman as the presidential nominee of a major party is especially moving.
Lee Feldman has voted for Democrats since 1936. She voted for Hillary Clinton at a Tamarac library on Thursday. She told the Sun Sentinel: “It’s about time we have a woman president.”
Feldman was born four years before U.S. women gained the right to vote in 1920. The Sun Sentinel reports that according to Census figures, there may be up to 10,000 women around Feldman’s age who could be participating in this election.
Feldman’s 69-year-old aide, Hyacinth Gooden, voted Thursday in her first election as a U.S. citizen. She said Feldman can remind people “it wasn’t that long ago that only men could vote.”
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