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November 6, 2012

110-year-old woman votes in Cambria County

CARROLLTOWN — Alda Collins wasn't about to miss an election - not after nearly 90 years.

The 110-year-old woman, believed to be Pennsylvania’s second-oldest living person, has a voting record that nearly dates back to when women first earned the right to vote in 1920.

A self-described lifelong Republican, she has never missed an election, her son, Jim Collins said.

This year, she filed via absentee ballot in Cambria County, where she lived much of her life, before moving to Somerset County last week.

Collins backed Mitt Romney this year but predicted in August that President Barack Obama would keep his job.

“He’s the incumbent,” she said.


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