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Susan B. Anthony Museum Savagely Rips Trump's Posthumous Pardon of Anthony for Voting Illegally in 1872

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President Donald Trump's polling with suburban women, whom he calls "housewives," may take another hit after a recent pardon Trump made earlier this week.

The President pardoned famous suffragette Susan B. Anthony to commemorate the 19th Amendment—the law ensuring white women the right to vote.

Trump made the announcement during a reception at the White House.

Watch below.

Trump said:

"Later today, I will be signing a full and complete pardon for Susan B. Anthony. She was never pardoned. Did you know that? She was never pardoned...She got a pardon for a lot of other women, but she didn't put her name on the list."

Susan B. Anthony was arrested and charged with illegal voting in 1872, and summarily deemed guilty by the presiding judge, despite not being allowed to advocate for herself during the proceedings. After the guilty verdict, she refused to pay her fine until the end of her life.

Trump was proud to issue the pardon, but many experts on the matter said the pardon isn't at all what Anthony would have wanted.

Among the detractors of the move is the official Susan B. Anthony Museum, which rejected the pardon.




The museum's account told the President what he could do instead.



People commended the museum for speaking out.




The museum's account was far from the only one to say Susan B. Anthony wouldn't have wanted the pardon.