US presidential election: Centenarian celebrates 108th birthday by voting

US presidential election: Centenarian celebrates 108th birthday by voting

- Ruth Graham-Ray is a centenarian who hopes to inspire everyone to exercises their franchise as if their life depends on it

- She celebrated her 108th birthday by voting in the United States presidential election on Tuesday, November 3

- Today marks the 22nd time the woman would be voting in a United States presidential election

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A woman in the United States identified as Ruth Graham-Ray celebrated her 108th birthday by voting in the presidential election.

The centenarian's godson, Michael Blaylock, said the event marked the 22nd time Ray has voted in a United States presidential election.

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The woman hopes to inspire everyone to get out and vote as if their life depends on it.

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According to Blaylock, the woman said if exercising her franchise is still important to her at the age of 108, nobody has any excuse not to vote.

Blaylock said:

“She said in her own little way, ‘If I’m 108 years old, and it’s still important to me, then there should not be any excuses from anybody.’”
Woman votes on her 108th birthday, hopes to inspire others
Ruth Graham-Ray cast her vote in the United States presidential election to celebrate her 108th birthday. Photo credit: First Coast News, @brooksbaptiste/Twitter
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Graham-Ray, who was unable to physically walk into a voting poll, filled her ballot and it was taken to a secure dropbox by a retired officer and family friend.

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In similar news, a 102-year-old American woman, Ora Smith, who was born in 1918, has gone out to exercise her electoral right as she voted in South Carolina.

The woman was born at a time when a great influenza pandemic attacked the US and wiped out over 675,000 people.

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Without fear of the current COVID-19, a second outbreak in her lifetime, the woman went out and cast her vote.

Dr Quentin Youmans saw what his great aunt did as a thing of inspiration and tweeted her pictures.

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