The Most Beautiful Thing You'll See Today Is Susan B. Anthony's Grave Covered in "I Voted" Stickers

Getting through election week one uplifting story at a time...


We're one day away from *potentially* nominating the United States of America's first female president, a prospect that's immensely inspiring no matter where you fall on the political spectrum. And of course, it's impossible to think of a potential Hillary Clinton presidency without thinking about how far women have come: sure, we gained the right to vote in 1920—but decades before that, Susan B. Anthony was arrested for casting a ballot in the presidential election.

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Because she was the most fearless/badass woman ever, voters typically pay homage to Anthony by leaving "I voted" stickers on her gravestone in Rochester, New York, and it's become such a thing this year that Mt. Hope Cemetery has extended their hours on election day.

"Visiting Susan B. Anthony's gravesite has become an Election Day rite of passage for many citizens," Rochester's mayor said in a press release. "With this year's historically significant election, it seems right to extend that opportunity until the polls close."

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