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)