Rose Orbach, a 104 year-old New Yorker, plans to exert her right to vote in today’s election for one of the two presidential New Yorker candidates. This will be Orbach’s 16th presidential election she’s voting in, reported the New York Times.
Orbach voted in her first presidential election in 1956, and voted democrat in every election thus far; including John F. Kennedy in 1960, Al Gore in 2000, and Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.
“I was one with the people: I was different, I was Jewish, but I pushed the button,” she said to the NY Times. “I had my idea, and I was treated nice no matter what. You had your privacy and you were allowed to think what you wanted to think.”
The Bronx resident was reportedly born in Poland in 1911 and moved to the United States in 1955 after World War II.
“In Poland, it was a whole different system,” she told the New York Times.“Especially for Jewish people, who weren’t treated like everybody; they were always beneath.”
Americans go to the polls today. Early predictions have placed Clinton in the lead, but the results are set to be determined tonight.
In the 2012 election between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, over 100 million elible Americans didn't vote, making America's turnout one of the lowest voter turnouts in the world, reported Vox News.