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Woman, 102, Risks Covid To Go Out To Vote Against Trump

Woman, 102, Risks Covid To Go Out To Vote Against Trump

A 102-year-old woman has left the safety of her home, risking coronavirus, to go out and vote in the US election - against incumbent President Donald Trump.

Ora Smith, who was born during the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918, braved the chance of contracting Covid-19 to go and vote for Democrat nominee Joe Biden.

She went to her local polling station in South Carolina to get an early vote in for the election.

Credit: Twitter/Quentin Youmans
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Smith was a massive fan of Barack Obama, who served two terms as president.

She explained: "Well, I think we need to change presidents, for one. So I voted for this man (Biden). I hope he does a good job. Things were pretty good until this other man [Trump] got there."

Having experience the Great Depression in the 1930s, Smith believes that Trump wants to see a return to those times.

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She explained: "It looks like he [Trump] wants things to go back to Hoover [1929-1933 President] times...We don't want that to come back to the generation coming now. That's why I'm so happy if this puts Trump out."

Smith has experienced hardship through her life. She was a slave, with civil rights laws that banned racial segregation only being imposed when she was in her late 40s.

After that, she had to deal with poll taxes and suppression tolls, which tried to deter Black people from voting.

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Now, she makes sure she uses her vote every single time she can.

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Smith's great nephew, Quentin Youmans, shared photos of her voting online.

He wrote: "At 102 years old, my great aunt, born the year of our last great #pandemic, made her way to the ballot box to cast her #vote. If she can do it, you can too!"

Barack Obama even saw the trip, sharing it with his millions of followers.

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He said: "102 never looked better!

"Grateful for all the folks like your great aunt who continue to show up and vote in this important election."

Meanwhile, a Dutch researcher claims he was able to log into Donald Trump's Twitter by guessing his password - which he says was 'maga2020!'.

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However, Twitter has since rejected the alleged hack, stating there is no evidence to support Gevers' claim.

A spokesperson said in a statement: "We've seen no evidence to corroborate this claim, including from the article published in the Netherlands today.

"We proactively implemented account security measures for a designated group of high-profile, election-related Twitter accounts in the United States, including federal branches of government."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Quentin Youmans

Topics: US News, Donald Trump

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