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Greek women obtained the right to vote and stand as candidates only in 1952.
Of modern countries currently independent, New Zealand was the first to allow women the vote.
Singapore is the only modern country to gain independence against its own will. They were expelled from Malaysia by a 126-0 vote.
Switzerland only gave women the right to vote in 1971.
In the 18th century, the U.S. Congress voted between the bald eagle and the turkey to represent the national symbol of pride. The turkey lost by a single vote.
You are required to show up to vote in Australia. If you don’t, you’ll face a fine.
Puerto Rico has more American citizens than 21 U.S. states, but can’t vote in presidential elections.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first presidential candidate whose mother was legally eligible to vote for him.
American astronauts have been able to vote in elections from space since 1997.
Larry King crashed into John F. Kennedy’s car in 1958. JFK said he’d forget the whole thing if King promised to vote for him when he ran for president.
In Serbia, you’re legally allowed to vote two years early (at age 16) if you’re employed.
NASA astronauts can vote from space.
Wyoming granted women’s suffrage 50 years before the 19th amendment, and refused to join the Union without maintaining their women’s right to vote.
Abraham Lincoln believed black people should not have the right to vote, serve on juries, or intermarry with whites.
The book “Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide”, which consists of 266 blank pages, became a #1 best-seller on Amazon in 2017.
In 1984, a cult sprayed salmonella on doorknobs and food in a town in Oregon to poison people so they would be too sick to vote and the cult could take over the town. It was the largest biological attack in U.S. history.
America’s first female mayor was elected in 1887. A group of men nominated her as a prank, but she won over 60% of the vote.
It is mandatory for all North Koreans to vote, even though there is only one candidate for each office on the ballot.
In 1824, Andrew Jackson won the popular vote and got the most votes in the electoral college, but lost the U.S. presidential election anyway.
There is only one country left in the world where women can’t vote: Vatican City.