This 99-Year-Old Woman Beat Tim Kaine To The Polls This Morning

by Eleonor Botoman

Photo via Twitter

Tim Kaine, like a responsible VP candidate should, decided to go to with his wife Anne Holton to his polling place in Richmond, Virginia 15 minutes before it opened. To his surprise, he found himself second in line. The woman in front of him? 99-year-old Minerva Turpin. And it looks like she’s #withher too.

tweet 2

“Well, Ms. Turpin gave me reason to believe that I might win her vote. I voted at a senior center that’s two blocks from my house. She is the president of the residents’ association. So she welcomed me — she was the first voter, I was the second voter. She pinned my ‘you voted’ stick on after I completed my ballot,” Kaine told CNN.

The ultimate Dad, Kaine tweeted about the moment, saying, “Looks like I need to get used to being number two!”


After he cast his vote, Kaine spoke to reporters: “We think that there’s going to be huge turnout. And that is good news for democracy when people participate.” He also said that he plans on getting breakfast with friends in his neighborhood before going up to New York later in the day for the results.

Kaine has been a calming, kind fixture during this mess of an election season. He was the first VP candidate to give a speech entirely in Spanish and he’s got a great Trump impression. No matter the outcome today, keep being awesome Tim Kaine.

More from BUST 

What Are You Wearing To Vote?

10 Most Sexist Moments Of The 2016 Election

This 8-Year-Old Dressed Up As Hillary for Halloween Despite the Bigots

You may also like

Get the print magazine.

The best of BUST in your inbox!

Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter

About Us

Founded in 1993, BUST is the inclusive feminist lifestyle trailblazer offering a unique mix of humor, female-focused entertainment, uncensored personal stories, and candid reporting that tells the truth about women’s lives.

©2023 Street Media LLC.  All Right Reserved.