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Trump to pardon US women’s suffrage hero Susan B. Anthony

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President Donald Trump marks the 100th anniversary of US women getting the right to vote by announcing a pardon for Susan B. Anthony. — Yahoo

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday marked the 100th anniversary of US women getting the right to vote by announcing a pardon for Susan B. Anthony, who was arrested for voting in 1872.

At a White House event to celebrate the centenary of the 19th Amendment ending the exclusion of women from voting, Trump said he would sign a "full and complete pardon" for Anthony later in the day.

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Anthony was arrested in Rochester, New York and later convicted. She refused to pay the fine, making her an icon of the women's suffrage movement.

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"What took so long?" Trump said as he announced the pardon.

Trump, who faces a difficult reelection November 3 against Democrat Joe Biden, is working to build support among women, especially what he says are "suburban housewives" living in fear of seeing low-income housing built in their neighborhoods.


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