VIDEO: 82-year-old woman votes for first time ever, then dies


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An 82-year-old North Texas woman had never cast a ballot until last week, when she finally decided to vote in the midterm elections — and then died a few days later.

Gracie Lou Phillips “danced a little jig” around her walker after she returned from early voting, her family told The Washington Post.

“I voted!” the gravely ill woman, who was transitioning to hospice care, declared as she sat down and raised her fists into the air triumphantly.

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The great-grandmother and former beautician from Grand Prairie had previously felt ambivalent about exercising her civic duty amid the belief that she didn’t have a voice, according to her family.

But her son-in-law, Jeff Griffith, said that she changed her mind in recent years and registered to vote before falling ill with pneumonia and sepsis.

At the hospital, she kept discussing the elections.

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1 Comment

  1. Dave Zhavu November 6th, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    We may never know which party she supported before she died, but we DO know that she will be voting Democrat from here on.


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