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99-year-old Florida woman casts first-ever ballot for Obama

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, November 5, 2012 10:27 EDT
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Florida resident Rosie Lewis, 99, who cast her first-ever ballot for President Barack Obama. Photo: Screenshot.
 
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After living through women’s suffrage, Jim Crow and dozens of presidencies, a 99-year-old Florida woman cast her first-ever ballot last week, and she voted for President Barack Obama.

“I said I’m going to vote if the Lord spares my life this time,” Rosie Lewis told NBC affiliate WBBH-TV in Fort Meyers. “I made up my mind to vote.”

Lewis said that she’s been inspired by how the president has motivated her family to become active in the political process. “I love Obama,” she said.

A family friend said she turned in Lewis’s mail ballot last week.

The video below is from NBC affiliate WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Florida.

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral
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(H/T: Daily Mail)

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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