Iowa resident Ruline Steininger has waited a lifetime to cast a very special vote. At age 103, she was born before women had the right to participate in elections. In September, Steininger met Hillary Clinton in person and told her that she was going to help her win the White House.
Steininger voted for Clinton during the Iowa caucuses, the first person in her state to do so. She arrived on the scene using a walker with a large “Hillary” sign on the front of it and said that at her advanced age, she could not afford to waste any time.
She also complimented Clinton on her performance in the first debate with Donald Trump. The elderly woman, born in 1913, had always been involved with politics and had voted in each election since 1936. That year, she helped to re-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Steininger said she had seen many things during the course of her long life, including recessions, world wars, the elimination of smallpox and a man walking on the moon. Now she may see a woman president, something that could not even be dreamed of when she was born. Clinton said she was grateful and honored for Steininger’s support.