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Libby Fankhanel, 99, of Bemidji, has already voted absentee. She has voted in every election since she was 21. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Longtime, first-time voters share excitement

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Twelve years after the 19th Amendment to the Constitution gave women the right to vote, Libby Fankhanel entered her polling place - Newbre School near Brocket, N.D. - and voted for Franklin Delano Roosevelt for president.

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Libby, who turned 99 Sept. 7, said she has voted in every election since she was 21, the legal age at that time.

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