102-Year-Old Woman Born Before Women Got the Right to Vote, Casts Ballot for... Guess Who?
Jerry Emmett was 6 years old when her mother got the right to vote in 1920.
You might just recognize Jerry Emmett.
She's the exuberant, well-coiffed, 102-year-old woman who proudly pledged Arizona's 51 delegates to Hillary Clinton on national television during July's Democratic National Convention.
And on Monday, she got to do something that she's waited on for decades.
She voted for the first woman who has ever won a major party's nomination for president of the United States.
"It was the greatest thrill of my life," she crowed Monday after casting an early ballot in Arizona. "I just wish my mother and dad could see all of this," she told KPHO-TV.
In 1920, her mother got her own thrill when she was finally allowed to cast a ballot in an election.
"They all came down to watch the women get to vote," she said, resplendent in a spotless white pantsuit and blue patriotic socks. "Even the men were happy and they were all cheering and we kids were running around there. We knew something good was happening."
Emmett was 6.
Now, 96 years later, she's pinned her hopes on another historical milestone — a woman in the White House who's not the first lady.
The longtime public school teacher, who has seen hundreds of students pass through her classes, doesn't much care for the GOP nominee.
"If I'd had one of them that talked like Donald Trump, I would have washed their mouth out with soap," she declared.
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