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LISTEN: At The DNC, We Asked Women Why They Were Voting For Clinton

History was made at the Democratic National Convention this past week. Hillary Clinton, as the first female presidential candidate of a major U.S. party, is officially embarking an unprecedented American political campaign.

We asked women — as young as 4 and as old 77 — how much the weight of history factored into their decision. Listen:

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LaVon Bracy, 67, of Florida

LaVon Bracy says she can now honestly tell her granddaughters that they can be president of the United States.
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LaVon Bracy says she can now honestly tell her granddaughters that they can be president of the United States.

Karla Stoebis, 33, of Wisconsin

Carmen Guzman, 54, Virginia via Oaxaca, Mexico

Carmen Guzman of McLean, Va., and originally from Oaxaca, Mexico on the final day of the Democratic National Convention.
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Carmen Guzman of McLean, Va., and originally from Oaxaca, Mexico on the final day of the Democratic National Convention.

Kathryn Hensley, 77, of South Carolina

Katherine Hensley says a female presidential candidate has been "a dream."
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Katherine Hensley says a female presidential candidate has been "a dream."

Deborah Langhoff, 69, of Louisiana

Debroah Langhoff says that her mother was born at a time when women didn't have the right to vote and that she would be lying if she said history didn't play a role in her decision to back Clinton.
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Debroah Langhoff says that her mother was born at a time when women didn't have the right to vote and that she would be lying if she said history didn't play a role in her decision to back Clinton.

Loretta Talbott, 9, of Maryland

Loretta Talbott says Clinton's nomination proves women are just as powerful as men.
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Loretta Talbott says Clinton's nomination proves women are just as powerful as men.

Diana Hatsis-Neuhoff, 54, of Florida

Diana Hatsis-Neuhoff says her decision to now support Clinton had "nothing to do with what was between my legs."
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Diana Hatsis-Neuhoff says her decision to now support Clinton had "nothing to do with what was between my legs."

Dawn Smalls, 38, and her daughter Eva, 4, of New York

Eva Smalls with her mother Dawn Smalls (not pictured) says she likes Clinton because "she's a girl."
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Eva Smalls with her mother Dawn Smalls (not pictured) says she likes Clinton because "she's a girl."