Steady crowd marks Election Day at Susan B. Anthony’s grave

People gather at the grave of women's suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in anticipation of the election. The cemetery will extend its hours on Election Day to give people more time to visit her grave. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren says with Democrat Hillary Clinton as the first woman nominated by a major political party to run for president it's appropriate to keep Mount Hope Cemetery open later Tuesday night. (Tina Macintyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)
People gather at the grave of women's suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in anticipation of the election. –The Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Some voters are going from the polls to the cemetery in upstate New York in order to pay respect to women’s suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony.

Video from WHAM-TV shows a steady stream of people at Rochester’s Mount Hope cemetery decorating Anthony’s grave with “I Voted” stickers and American flags. Some are leaving yellow roses, which was a symbol of the women’s suffrage movement.

Among the visitors was Nora Rubel, the director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute at the University of Rochester. She tells the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle that she went to the polls and the grave with her two daughters in order to share the experience.

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The cemetery has extended its visiting hours to 9 p.m. Tuesday to allow for more Election Day visitors.

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