Video of 104-Year-Old Woman Voting Against 'That A**hole Trump' Watched Over a Million Times

  

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Video of 104-Year-Old Woman Voting Against 'That A**hole Trump' Watched Over a Million Times

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Video of 104-year-old woman voting against 'that s**hole Trump' watched over a million times


By Samantha Lock On 10/26/20 at 9:52 AM EDT


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A 104-year-old woman, born before women won the right to vote and having lived through two global pandemics, says she can now die happy after casting her vote.

The New York woman, named only as Ruth, was accompanied by friend Faith Salie and Salie's two young children as she took to the Manhattan streets to make her vote count.

"Today I had the honor of escorting my 104.5 year-old friend Ruth to vote," writer and performer Faith Salie wrote over Twitter on Sunday.

Salie, who included a video of her elderly friend pounding the pavement with her walker, said Ruth was born in 1916, before women had voting rights.

"Her first vote was for FDR. Her dad died of the flu during the pandemic of 1918, when she was two. This is her voting story today," Salie continued.





Today I had the honor to escorting my 104.5 year-old friend Ruth to vote.

She was born before women had the right to vote.

Her 1st vote was for FDR.

Her dad died of the flu during the pandemic of 1918, when she was 2.

This is her voting story today. pic.twitter.com/FaJlPhGT42


— Faith Salie (@Faith_Salie) October 25, 2020




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Ruth, a 104-year-old New York woman, cast her vote on Sunday. twitter.com/Faith_Salie

In footage taken from the day, Ruth is seen crossing Broadway towards Lincoln Center, a neighborhood Salie says the woman has lived in since the Nixon administration.

The heartwarming clip shows Ruth holding Salie's 6-year-old daughter's hand as the pair make their way to the voting station.

Far from frail or infirm, the elderly woman is smartly dressed in a black coat, hat and boldly colored scarf. An "I voted early" sticker is pinned to her coat.

"I want to vote more than anything just today before I shoot that a**hole Trump ," Ruth tells her friend.




Her license, which shows a date of birth of March 1916, is handed to officials who Salie described as being "unbelievably kind.

"She filled in that circle HARD," Salie said. "When she inserted her ballot to scan, the place went nuts. Some were in tears; everyone made sure Ruth went to the front of the line.

"We walked out to the street and all the folks in line for hours cheered her ... You could hear the claps for up and down the blocks."

The milestone vote culminated in an emotional day for the 104-year-old who Salie later described as being "overcome with emotion."

"She had to sit in her walker to have a cry," the elderly woman's friend said.

Ruth reveals she voted for Biden, describing her decision to vote as "the most important thing" she could do.

"I feel I did the best statement I could do under terrible circumstances. I hope that my vote counts as the vote of millions. Now I can die happy."


The video has since gone viral, clocking up over one million views in less than 24 hours.

Newsweek has contacted Faith Salie and Ruth for comment.

One man, who recognised Ruth from an environmental rally, replied with a photo of the long-time activist holding a sign reading "Science not Silence."

"I got to meet Ruth at The March for Science!" he said.





As we walked away from the voting station, my 6.5 year-old girl reached for the hand of her 104.5 year-old friend Ruth, for whom my daughter had made “a hat crown†that very morning. pic.twitter.com/zfja31z6Zt
— Faith Salie (@Faith_Salie) October 25, 2020



Ruth's vote follows that of a 102-year-old Illinois woman who was photographed in a full-body protective suit while putting her ballot in the mail.

Beatrice Lumpkin, a retired teacher from Chicago, suited up for the occasion to protect herself from contracting COVID-19.






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Old Hermit
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1  seeder  Old Hermit    2 years ago

Just a small, heart warming story about an American hero for good news Tuesday.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  Old Hermit @1    2 years ago

this is what patriotism is all about.

 
 
 
Old Hermit
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1.1.1  seeder  Old Hermit  replied to  devangelical @1.1    2 years ago
this is what patriotism is all about.

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Loved how she admittes that she needs to get her vote in and counted before she ends up, "Shooting that As$ hole, Trump" instead. (Video 1)

A sentiment two thirds of the Country can really relate to!

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Old Hermit @1.1.1    2 years ago

you can bet there's some trumpsters screaming for her to be imprisoned for that kind of candor.

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.1.3  Krishna  replied to  Old Hermit @1.1.1    2 years ago
A sentiment two thirds of the Country can really relate to!

It seems that every day more and more former Trump supporters are waking up to the truth about what kind of a person Trump really is. 

And a lot of Republicans.  I know several Republicans who had voted for Trump last time and will be voting against him now...(Some are doubly pissed off at him because they realized he had deliberately deceived them...)

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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1.1.4  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  devangelical @1.1.2    2 years ago

Trump will call her names in a tweet I am betting.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Old Hermit @1    2 years ago

Whenever I visit my dad for dinner, I usually run into one of his neighbors, a gal named Patty.  Whenever we speak, and the trumpturd comes up, I refer/she refers, to him, as 'that asshole'.  We both know whenever we mention 'that asshole' who we're talking about.  

 
 
 
Old Hermit
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2  seeder  Old Hermit    2 years ago

Why she's voting.

 
 
 
Old Hermit
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3  seeder  Old Hermit    2 years ago

Her walk to fame

 
 
 
Old Hermit
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4  seeder  Old Hermit    2 years ago

The other voters let her go to the head of the line then celebrate her triumphant return.

 
 
 
JBB
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5  JBB    2 years ago

There goes your silent majority voting Democratic!

 
 
 
Old Hermit
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6  seeder  Old Hermit    2 years ago

Felling the emotional power of her vote.

 
 
 
Old Hermit
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7  seeder  Old Hermit    2 years ago

How do you fell Ms Salie?

 
 
 
Old Hermit
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8  seeder  Old Hermit    2 years ago

No, how do you really fell!?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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9  JohnRussell    2 years ago

OUTSTANDING   !!!

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
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10  Bob Nelson    2 years ago
... everyone made sure Ruth went to the front of the line...

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Kavika
Professor Principal
11  Kavika     2 years ago

I love it and her.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
12  Buzz of the Orient    2 years ago

I'm glad I could watch those videos - she's a winner.  

 
 
 
Gsquared
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13  Gsquared    2 years ago

It cannot possibly get any better than this.  She is truly an American hero!!!

 
 

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