- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - To celebrate their 18th birthday Tuesday, Abarrane, Brady and Cormac Henderson did something they’ve never been able to do before - vote.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (http://bit.ly/2fcYqI9 ) reports the triplets, London High School seniors, spent weeks reading up on the issues and the candidates before casting their first ballot in the London Independent School District building.

They voted in their pajamas because that was the theme of their spirit day in school.

“After doing research on what I support and don’t support, it feels good to put it down on a ballot,” Brady Henderson said.

After their proud parents took pictures of them getting in line, Jennifer and Craig Henderson also joined the line to cast their votes.

“They turned 18 and that’s a huge milestone in itself,” Jennifer Henderson said. “The school had early voting and it was important to us to come together (to vote) as a family.”

Craig Henderson, who also celebrated his 51st birthday Tuesday, said he doesn’t take the right to vote lightly.

“It’s our obligations as citizens to vote,” Craig Henderson said. “Voting and serving on juries are two things normal folks can do to support our country and constitution.”

Craig and Jennifer Henderson don’t agree on politics, they said. They encouraged their children to vote for whomever they wanted based on their own views.

“We made a concerted effort not (to sway their opinion),” Craig Henderson said. “We let them know they need to do the research and figure out what issues are important to them.”

“People who lead us need to follow the same beliefs we do,” Abarrane Henderson added. “We want to voice our opinions through them.”

After voting, the family planned on celebrating their birthdays over dinner with their grandmother.

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Information from: Corpus Christi Caller-Times, http://www.caller.com

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