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Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 7:50 am

The year Doris Kahn was born, 1914, World War I erupted. A year before the end of that war, women won the right to vote in New York, where Kahn was born. Three years later, the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote.

Kahn first exercised that right in 1936, voting for Democratic presidential incumbent Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She has voted in every presidential election since — 20 in all, spanning 80 years — because, she said, every presidential election is important.

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