When Ruline Steininger was born, women didn’t have the right to vote. CNN checked in with the 103-year-old at various points throughout the 2016 campaign, capturing her on video as she caucused for Clinton on a cold February night. And she was chronicled again in September when she cast her early ballot for Clinton and even got the chance to shake the hand of the Democratic nominee backstage. “This is the most important election I have ever voted in,” said Steininger as she cast her ballot.
CNN caught up with Steininger again the night of the election. “If Trump wins we’re going to England. They’ve got a queen there,” joked Steininger at the start of the night. “It won’t bother me, I’m going to die,” the centenarian added. “But I’ve got children and grandchildren that are going to be affected by President Trump.”
As the night went on, however, it soon became all too clear that Trump would win. “I’m disappointed,” said Steininger. “We’ve made a lot of progress, and it looked like we were going to make a lot more. And now we’re not.”
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