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Hundreds of voters cover Susan B. Anthony's grave with their 'I voted' stickers

Cheryl Kahla
Nov 07, 2018
04:53 P.M.
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Many voters, especially women, paid tribute to Susan B. Anthony and placed their "I voted" stickers on her gravestone in Rochester. 

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Anthony was arrested in 1872 when she was famously arrested for casting an illegal vote. Thanks to her activism, women gained the right to vote five decades later.

Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa. Voter Nina Piccini took a photo of Anthony's gravestone, covered in stickers, and shared it on Instagram. 

Anthony's gravesite was also decorated with a fresh bouquet and the star-spangled banner. The photo can be seen below. 

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Anthony never saw woman's suffrage realized in her lifetime and passed away two decades before it was legal for women to cast their vote. 

John Kucko said on Twitter that the first women began arriving at 7 am at the Mount Hope Cemetery in New York. He explained: 

"It was November 5, 1872, when Anthony illegally voted in the presidential election, resulting in her arrest."

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This year's mid-term elections marked a crucial point in history for women with a record number of women running in the mid-term and securing seats. 

There is still a long road ahead, but the number of women in Congress has increased with 44 percent during the past six years. 

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The figures for women of color has increased by 75 percent. Piccini, who shared a photo of Anthony's gravesite, is grateful for the hard work and sacrifices of all the women who made this happen. 

She said: "It means so much to me to be able to visit the polls and voice my opinion in the way of voting. I'm grateful for the suffering and fighting that got us here!" 

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The mid-term elections have proven to be a success for Democrats, while Republicans might not be all that pleased with the outcome. 

Democratic representative Jerry Nadler said that the election result was an indication that "Americans are demanding accountability."

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He explained: 

"Americans are tired of watching a Republican Congress fail in its constitutional duty to hold the Administration accountable for policies that rip children from the arms of the parents, that allow domestic abusers and white supremacists to get their hands on deadly firearms without a full background check, that allow voters to be intimidated and their voices suppressed, that enable pervasive corruption to influence decision making at the highest level of government, and that undermine the rule of law and interfere with the independence of our justice system."

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