102-Year-Old Jerry Emmett Casts Her Vote For Hillary Clinton
She has some choice words for Trump, too.
Over the summer, 102-year-old Geraldine “Jerry” Emmett made headlines for being named an honorary delegate from the state of Arizona at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Born before American women could even cast a vote, her appearance was an emotional reminder of how far women have come over the past 100 years. “And 51 votes for the next president of the United States of America,” Emmett said over the convention crowd’s cheers, “Hillary… Rodham… Clinton!”
Last Tuesday, Emmett made her lifelong wish come true when she dropped off an early ballot at a local polling center. “It was the greatest thrill of my life; I just wish my mother and dad could see all of this,” Emmett told Tucson News Now after submitting her vote for Hillary Clinton. She still remembers the day her mother cast her first ballot in 1920. “They all came down to watch the women get to vote,” she said. “Even the men were happy and they were all cheering and knew something good was happening.”
One reason the former school teacher stays so spry could be her daily drinking habit. Emmett has two Michelob Ultras a day, one at 10 a.m. and another at 4 p.m. Throughout the 2016 campaign, Emmett has been an active Clinton supporter. In addition to her appearance at the Democratic National Convention she has spoken at Clinton campaign events as well. When asked her thoughts on Clinton’s rival, Republican Donald Trump, she draws upon her days as a school teacher. “If I had [a student] that talked like Donald Trump, I’d of washed their mouth out with soap,” she said.