US Election: Voters pay respects at grave of suffragist

Voters are visiting Susan B. Anthony's grave in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York after visiting the polls. Picture: AP
Voters are visiting Susan B. Anthony's grave in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York after visiting the polls. Picture: AP
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Voters in the US presidential election are going from the polls to a small cemetery in upstate New York in order to pay respects to a prominent women’s suffragist leader.

Video from WHAM-TV shows a steady stream of people at Rochester’s Mount Hope cemetery decorating Susan B. Anthony’s grave with “I Voted” stickers and American flags. Some are leaving yellow roses, which was a symbol of the women’s suffrage movement.

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Among the visitors was Nora Rubel, the director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute at the University of Rochester. She tells the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle that she went to the polls and the grave with her two daughters in order to share the experience.

The cemetery has extended its visiting hours until 9pm tonight to allow for more Election Day visitors.