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Hundreds Line Up at Susan B. Anthony’s Gravesite to Honor Women’s Rights Activist with ‘I Voted’ Stickers

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Tina Macintyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP

Hundreds of proud voters gathered at the gravesite of Susan B. Anthony on Tuesday to honor the woman who was instrumental in the fight for women’s suffrage.

After casting their ballots, voters decorated Anthony’s gravesite in Rochester, New York’s Mount Hope Cemetery with “I Voted” stickers.

“I’m voting for the first woman president. As a woman I can vote because of the sacrifices she made,” Gillian Paris, who placed her sticker on Anthony’s headstone at around 7 a.m., told the Democrat & Chronicle.

The tribute comes as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton may become the nation’s first woman president — less than a century after the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote.

“This is not a line to vote; it’s a line to see Susan B. Anthony’s gravesite,” one person tweeted on Tuesday along with a photo of several people standing in line.

Another user uploaded a video showing the line weaving through the cemetery.

“The scene at Susan B. Anthony’s grave. And it’s a scene,” the social media user tweeted.

About 1,500 were at the cemetery by noon. the Democrat & Chronicle reports, noting that the lines were filled with mostly women and girls.

“I never cried when I filled out my ballot before. But I realized my daughters — and I have three of them — have the right to vote for a woman. It made my cry,” Jodi Atkin told the publication.

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The issue of women’s rights has been a hot-button topic in this year’s election, with GOP nominee Donald Trump coming under fire for making lewd and sexist comments about women.

In October, a slew of Trump’s supporters called for repealing women’s suffrage, using the Twitter hashtag #RepealThe19th after a poll of only male U.S. voters showed Trump winning the election by a landslide.