Barack Obama | Deaths | Election 2008 | North Carolina

Obama's Grandmother Cast an Absentee Ballot

Obama_grandmotherAnd it will count.

"Hawaii Chief Elections Officer Kevin Cronin told ABC News this evening that the absentee ballot cast by Dunham before she passed away will count. Cronin said Dunham's absentee ballot was received on October 27 and found to meet the requirements of a valid absentee ballot and will therefore be counted with the rest of the state's ballots tomorrow."

Obama eulogized his grandmother last night in Charlotte, North Carolina:

"Obviously, this is a little bit of a bittersweet time for me. We have had a remarkable campaign. And, you know, when we started 21 months ago, I didn't know how it would turn out. And no matter what happens tomorrow, I'm going to feel good about how its turned out because all of you have created this incredible campaign. Some of you have heard that my grandmother who helped raise me passed away early this morning. And look, she has gone home. And she died peacefully in her sleep. With my sister at her side. And so there is great joy as well as tears. I'm not going to talk about it too long because its hard, a little, to talk about..."

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  1. A heartfelt and classy finish to a first rate campaign. I am filled with hope that our new President will lead our country back to our better selves. Namaste.

    Posted by: rudy | Nov 4, 2008 10:22:39 AM

  2. Beautiful and inspiring, especially that she was able to cast her ballot. Now it's tissue time . . .

    Posted by: Ernie | Nov 4, 2008 10:23:34 AM

  3. I'm watching and crying. His last speech in Virginia made me cry too. I think they are tears of hope. I feel so moved by him and his vision. Is it possible after years of being jaded, I am becoming renewed of purpose? Hope has never seemed so important to me as it does now. It's a big day in America.

    Posted by: kodiak | Nov 4, 2008 1:40:35 PM

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