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This 101-year-old grandma remembers when women couldn’t vote

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This 101-year-old grandma remembers when women couldn’t vote

Mary Sue Wilson turned 101 years old last Monday and then voted early a few days later. She's the oldest voter in Mitchell County and maybe even western North Carolina. This year's election means more to her than all the rest since she first voted in 1936.

Her vote this year is for a chance to witness the first female president.

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Mary Sue Wilson

"I voted for Hillary Clinton," Granny Sue said. "I like everything about her. I think she's honest. You can put your trust in her."

She's delighted that Hillary Clinton has a chance be this nation's leader. "I think it's outstanding," she said. "That is very special."

Granny Sue says she's sure she'll see Hillary Clinton in the oval office before she "dies a Democrat."

She remembers rushing to the polls every four years since 1936. "I just voted. I think I went by myself," Granny Sue said. "I did vote for FDR."

I knew I was doing the right thing. I always voted ... because it's important.
Granny Sue

Granny Sue says voting is not only a right, but an obligation. She's made it her life's work to make sure others also get out and vote.

"There was this one lady, and I took her every time the polls were open. I went by her house and picked her up in my car," she said.


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