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The tombstone of Susan B. Anthony became spotted with “I Voted” stickers Tuesday as voters again trekked to gravesite of the the women’s suffrage pioneer in Rochester, New York, to pay their respects.
It’s been a election day tradition for years, local station WROC-TV reported, with voters braving the region’s wind and rain to pay tribute on Tuesday.
Katie Banta, a mother of three, told the station she wanted her children “to see how many people also put their stickers on the grave. So that they can see we’re not the only ones talking about it.”
Anthony famously cast a ballot illegally on Election Day in 1872, nearly 50 years before the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote nationwide.
She never saw women’s suffrage become a reality, however, and was laid to rest in Rochester’s Mount Hope Cemetery after her death in 1906.
Rochester’s WHAM-TV published footage of people leaving stickers at the rights icon’s grave on Twitter.
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