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Voters weigh-in on Clinton's "woman's card"

Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 01:39

Hillary Clinton is a woman. But is that enough to base a vote on? Voters weigh in. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Hillary Clinton is a woman. But is that enough to base a vote on? Some voters say No. Even Alyse Laemmle, who was born at a time when women couldn't vote, says the president should have more to offer than gender. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ALYSE LAEMMLE, 100, WHO WAS BORN BEFORE WOMEN HAD THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN THE U.S. AND IS VOTING FOR HILLARY CLINTON, SAYING: "I'm going to vote for Hillary not because she's a woman but because she's an enormously capable human being and because her record of service is very impressive." Other voters agree with the 100-year old California resident. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LORI HINDLE, 25, WHO LIVES IN HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA AND DID NOT DISCLOSE WHO SHE WOULD BE VOTING FOR, SAYING: "I think it would be cool. I mean, I don't really think it matters the gender as long as it's a good president." (SOUNDBITE) (English) TEAGAN KEMPE, 23, WHO LIVES IN OWATONNA, MINNESOTA AND PLANS TO VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON, SAYING: "I feel like it's significant but it's not significant because she's a woman. Like, I want the first woman president to earn it. I don't want her to just get it because she's a woman." Seeing a woman become president for the first time would be momentous for some... but others say, they simply can't see the sunny side to either candidate. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DIANE (NO LAST NAME GIVEN), WHO LIVES IN HERMOSA BEACH AND WOULDN'T DISCLOSE HER AGE OR WHO SHE WOULD VOTE FOR, SAYING: "I'm not very happy with either one of the candidates..." Clinton says she will continue to stand up for women's rights -- even with Donald Trump accusing her of 'playing the women's card.' (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HILLARY CLINTON SAYING: "Well if fighting for women's healthcare and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the 'woman card,' then deal me in." And many children say, a new twist in the game is important. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ALYSSA VALENTE, 10 YEARS OLD, FROM COMMERCE, CALIFORNIA, SAYING: "I think it's awesome that she's running so that girls can do it and not just boys." Whatever is in the cards will be revealed in the coming days.

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Voters weigh-in on Clinton's "woman's card"

Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 01:39