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106-year-old voter chooses Obama

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7665925.stm
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A 106-year-old American nun living in a convent in Rome could well be the oldest person to vote in the 2008 US Presidential election.
Sister Cecilia Gaudette, who last voted for President Eisenhower in 1952, has registered to vote and says she will vote for Democrat Barack Obama.
I wonder if she really is the oldest voter?
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If not she's got to be among the top ten oldest.

Many people who have not voted before or not in a long time, are voting this year, either in an effort to keep Obama out or an attempt to ensure he wins.

Irrespective of the reasons, I think it's good that our citizens are finally paying attention and voting.
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Irrespective of the reasons, I think it's good that our citizens are finally paying attention and voting.
I agree - it's good to see people showing an interest in their countries politics.
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My grandmother just turned 100 but I'm not sure who she is voting for. She still has a picture of Ronald Reagan on her wall
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This article just tickled me. How did the BBC get the story? How did this woman become aware that ex-pats' voting rights were restored a couple of years ago? Did she register online (Ex-pats have to reregister every four years)? How did she cast her vote (online, by fax, or mail-in ballot)?
I find myself forgetful at 51, so I'm thrilled to hear about a 106-year-old who's so involved!
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It just proves that with age comes wisdom.
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
It just proves that with age comes wisdom.

With age, also comes senility
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