102 Year Old Arizona Hon. Delegate Jerry Emmett Casts Votes For Hillary Rodham Clinton
In an incredible moment during the roll call vote in Philadelphia, the oldest honorary delegate at the DNC Convention, checking in at 102 years, waited all her life to cast this vote.
Jerry Emmett said, “And fifty one votes for the next president of the United States of America, Hillary Rodham Clinton!
"I’m 102. My whole life, I keep asking God, let me have one more chance—if you let me go to the convention [to see the first woman be nominated for president], I’ll go home to heaven without making a little fuss. And when I called one of my former students and I told them that, she said, ‘oh no you won't—I’ve already ordered your dress to go to the inauguration.’” —Jerry, 102, Arizona, Hillary’s oldest delegate at the Democratic National Convention#DemsInPhilly
Emmett, who describes herself as a lifelong “good Democrat,” is in Philadelphia this week for the Democratic National Convention. At age 102, she’s the oldest member of the Arizona delegation. Though she has been an official convention delegate in the past, this year she’s technically an honorary delegate, which means she gets to do everything but vote for the candidate.