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Elderly woman dies after voting for the first time

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An 82-year-old finally exercised her right to vote last week in North Texas, the Washington Post reported.

Gracie Lou Phillips "danced a little jig" around her walker, then sat down and raised her fist into the air, her family told the Washington Post.

"I voted!" she declared.

Until last week, Phillips from Grand Prairie never cast a ballot because of misapprehension about voting and the belief that she didn't have a voice, her family told the Washington Post. But her son-in-law said that voting started to become important to her and she wanted to vote in the midterm elections.

So despite being gravely ill, Phillips cast her first ballot during early voting last Thursday in Grand Prairie.

She passed away Monday.

Click here to read more about Gracie Lou Phillips.

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