Trump to pardon women’s suffrage leader Susan Anthony

Anthony was arrested in 1872 in violation of laws permitting only men to vote. She refused to pay the fine.

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August 18, 2020 - 9:40 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said this morning he will pardon Susan B. Anthony, a leader in the women’s suffrage movement, who was arrested for voting in 1872 in violation of laws permitting only men to vote.

Anthony is best known for her role in the movement to secure voting rights for women, but she also was a strong anti-slavery and voting rights pioneer.

Trump said he would sign “a full and complete pardon” later today, the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which ensured women the right to vote. It’s also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.

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