US election: Woman goes out to vote despite being 102 years old

US election: Woman goes out to vote despite being 102 years old

- Despite her age, a 102-year-old woman, Ora Smith, went out to vote in the ongoing presidential election in the US

- Ora braved facing the Covid-19 outbreak to exercise her electoral right because she is keen on seeing a change in the country's presidency

- After voting, Ora said she cast her ballot paper in support of Biden, adding that things got worse in the US when Donald Trump came to power

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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.

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

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

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Dr Quentin Youmans saw what his great aunt did as a thing of inspiration that he tweeted her pictures out and said that if she could get up and vote, everyone else can too.

Ora Smith did not allow anything to hold her back from voting.
Photo source: Twitter/Quentin Youmans

Ora Smith did not allow anything to hold her back from voting. Photo source: Twitter/Quentin Youmans
Source: UGC

While speaking with CNN, Ora said that she found the exercise an enjoyment, saying that she really needs the president of America to change.

"Well, I think we need to change presidents, for one. So I voted for this man (Biden). I hope he does a good job. Things were pretty good until this other man got there. It looks like he wants things to go back to Hoover times.
"We don't want that to come back to the generation coming now. That's why I'm so happy if this puts Trump out."

In response, former president of the US, Barack Obama, reacted to her photos as he said that “102 never looked better”.

Below are some of the responses the post got:

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@mika_edmondson said:

"This sweet sister spent half her life (50 years) without the right to vote. I’m so glad she can enjoy it now. Praise the Lord."

@JackieJ00901530 said:

"May God continue to Bless your Great Aunt Ora! I pray that The People will learn the Importance of Voting from your lovely Aunt."

@Lisa_Meyer242 said:

"Bless her heart! I don’t want to hear anyone complaining about making it to the polls after seeing this!"

@PixMichelle said:

"When Aunt Ora was born, women weren’t allowed to vote. Think about that. If Aunt Ora can get to the polls, at 102 years old, the rest of us have NO EXCUSE to not vote! Vote! Do it for Aunt Ora!"

@Ejamiehodges said:

"She is as cute as a button! So fashionable with her raincoat amd scarf. What a lovely family moment. Tell her thanks!!!"

In other news, Briefly.co.za previously reported former US president Barack Obama has sent a passionate message to young voters and urged them to "create a new normal" by electing Joe Biden president.

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In a video message, Obama said one of the most inspiring things he had witnessed this year was the vigour showed by young people who are thirsting for change.

He described Democratic nominee Biden as a revolutionist who was keen at effecting change and setting up a system that was going to treat everybody equally.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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