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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jerry Emmett was born before women gained the right to vote in America, so it's fitting she announced that the Arizona delegation was casting 51 of its 85 votes for Hillary Clinton for president.

Clinton is in line to become the first woman to be nominated for president of a U.S. political major party. And she'd make more history by being elected the first female president of the United States.

Emmett is 102 years old and from Prescott, Arizona. She remembers seeing her mother go to vote for the first time after the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920.

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Emmett is legally blind and doesn't hear very well, but she says she walks about a mile a day and still bakes pies.

She says she was thrilled to be at the Democratic National Convention — where she carried a blue-and-white sign that read: ''Centenarian for Hillary.''