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100-Year-Old Woman Casts Vote After Politicians Tried To Stop Her

Grace Bell Hardison proudly rocked her "I Voted Today" sticker.
Grace Bell Hardison receives an "I Voted Today" sticker from election official Elaine Hudnell. 
Grace Bell Hardison receives an "I Voted Today" sticker from election official Elaine Hudnell. 

100-year-old Grace Bell Hardison officially voted in North Carolina on Tuesday from her car. 

It marked a particularly significant moment for Hardison, who has voted in the state for years but had her registration challenged just weeks before the election. President Obama even referenced her story in a speech he delivered last week. 

“If you don’t vote, then you’ve done the work of those who would suppress your vote without them having to lift a finger,” Obama said, according to the Associated Press. “Come on!”

On Tuesday, Hardison made sure that she was able to cast her vote. She confirmed her identity to election official Elaine Hudnell, who met Hardison by her car and brought her the ballot and a bible through which she secured her vote. 

Congrats to her! 

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