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Women Across America Wore White to the Polls in a Nod to the Suffragettes — and Clinton

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Ninety-six years after the ratification of the 19th Amendment, modern women are celebrating their right to vote — many for a female nominee — by honoring those who made it possible.

While a slew of voters sported pantsuits to the polls to show their support of Hillary Clinton, others donned white ensembles to honor the pioneers who fought for a woman’s right to vote.

According to The New York Times, the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage adopted the color white, along with purple and gold, as their official colors. Clinton wore the symbolic color when she accepted the Democratic nomination for president in July and again at the third presidential debate.

Voters took to social media to show off their all-white ensembles using the hashtag #wearwhitetovote.

In honor of the brave ladies who fought for women's suffrage. #wearwhitetovote #imwithher 🇺🇸🙋🏻

A photo posted by Molly Becker (@mollywalksincursive) on

#wearwhitetovote #pantsuitnation

A photo posted by Kathleen Kamphausen (@heyguysheyphoto) on

Hundreds also gathered at the burial site of Susan B. Anthony, a key player in the fight for women’s suffrage, on Tuesday. They decorated her grave in Rochester, New York’s Mount Hope Cemetery with “I Voted” stickers, American flags and flowers.

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.