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>On August 26, 1920, Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

August 26, 2010 is the 90th anniversary of women obtaining the right to vote. Every time I vote, it’s like a big middle finger to those narrow-minded people who wouldn’t let women go to the polls. 

It’s amazing to me that women in my family, like my dad’s Aunt Edna were disenfranchised.  Being born in 1902, she was alive at the tail end of the suffrage movement.  It would have been interesting to hear her point of view of the whole ordeal.

It pisses me off to no end that Meg Whitman doesn’t (or didn’t) vote.  It’s not that I think people who don’t vote are idiots.  My motto is “Don’t vote because then my vote counts more.”   You better have a good reason for not voting and you DAMN WELL better not go into politics. 

My best friend feels that her vote doesn’t count anyway, so why bother?  I can see her point of view, but because so many women in this country did not have the luxury of a choice, I vote. 

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