- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

GROVE, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma woman made her own history Tuesday by casting her ballot for the first time at the age of 90.

Marge Snowden was born six years after women received the right to vote, but for a variety of reasons never registered to vote, according to the Grove Sun (https://bit.ly/2fYL0Ty ).

“My husband (Jack) always went and voted, and I figured that was enough,” Snowden said. “I was old-fashioned.”

Snowden cast her vote for Donald Trump, saying that she already liked him before even thinking about voting for Hillary Clinton.

“I think he’s the better leader,” Snowden said. “I trust men to lead the world.”

The newly registered voter decided to vote after her children discovered she was not registered. At their encouragement and help, Snowden made it to the polls.

“Just to find out she’s never voted, oh my goodness, it’s something that everyone needs to do,” her son Richard Snowden said. “This is an important election. Every vote counts.”

Snowden said her family did not attempt to sway her vote, but instead just informed her of the candidates.

“It’s scary and something new,” she said. “I’m excited. I’ve listened to the kids and figured out who I wanted to vote for.” Snowden also brought two of her children to the polls to assist her and give encouragement.

Snowden plans on voting again in the 2020 election as well, when she will be 94.


Information from: The Grove Sun Daily, https://www.grovesun.com

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