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Carrie Walker has seen a lot in her 108 years, but what she will tell you is that she is excited about this historic presidential election. Walker was born in 1900 and lived during a time when our country was divided among both sexes and races. She was 20 years old when women were finally given the right to vote. Carrie’s great nephew, Leon Bellamy said, “She said back during the years she wasn't allowed to vote, and she never thought that she would see the day to vote for a black president. She is just happy and thrilled about it and I'm happy about it also.” The family gathered at the Pender County Board of Elections Offices in Burgaw. Her family, all decked out in Obama clothing, was proud to see Walker have a say in the election. “It's even more of an honor to have a grandmother that's 108, that instilled in us in a huge democratic household to be heard to speak out and to vote,” said Walker’s granddaughter, Delores Jacobs. With a little help she voted. Corine White, Carrie’s niece said, “We might not see this day anymore. This is history for everyone.” Carrie Walker said she makes it a point to vote in every election.

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