Women Are Covering Susan B. Anthony's Tombstone With 'I Voted' Stickers

It's a powerful moment in a midterm election with so many female candidates.

Susan B. Anthony would be proud.

On Tuesday, during a historic midterm election unlike any the country has ever seen, women are taking time to honor the face of the suffrage movement that helped get women the right to vote. As the day progressed, more and more "I Voted" stickers were added to Anthony's gravestone at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY. 


Anthony died in 1906 and it wasn't until 1920 that women finally got the right to vote in the United States. All day, women were appearing at her tombstone to leave stickers and take selfies, according to The Washington Post 

While she never saw women legally get the right to vote herself, Anthony actually cast a ballot in the 1872 election. She was arrested by U.S. Marshals just hours later. Now, though, women aren't just voting. They're also running for office in droves. In the 2018 midterm elections on Tuesday, more women ran for office than ever before and nearly 100 could end up in the House of Representatives when it's all said and done. 

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