Although many modern women take the right to vote for granted, the truth is that the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified less than 100 years ago. And with the lifespan of American women continuing to lengthen, this means that we have several centenarians—and those who are just shy of the 100-year-old mark—still voting. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that many of them have chosen to cast their ballot for Hillary Rodham Clinton—the woman who is on the brink of becoming the first female president of the United States.
There’s 103-year-old Ruline Steininger, who has been making it a priority to get Hillary Clinton into the Oval Office. Secretary Clinton hasn’t been shy about heaping praise on the feisty woman, meeting with her and even posting videos of her on Facebook. Cognizant of the fact that she’s under a time constraint, Steininger took advantage of the right to vote early—and cast her ballot for Clinton at the end of September. “I must live to vote for Hillary Clinton,” she said in one interview. “I can die later.”
Then there’s Estelle Shultz, who is 98 years young. The New York native has lived through some incredible experiences, as her Rosie the Riveter pictures from World War II can attest. Shultz doesn’t use computers, but she wanted to let the world know that she voted for Hillary Clinton. Her granddaughter posted the picture of Shultz holding up an absentee ballot in an envelope. The response was so phenomenal that they started a website to honor all of the other voters who have waited 96 years to witness history. Like Steininger, Shultz has also indicated that she is going to live to witness the inauguration of Hillary Clinton.
Alice Siegel is another nonagenarian voter who has cast her vote for Secretary Clinton. Proudly holding up a picture of her favorite nominee, Siegel was also over the moon about Clinton staking her claim on history. To see more voters like Shultz, Siegel and Steininger, log onto iwaited96years.com.