On Monday, the President of the United States, Donald Trump said that he would pardon “someone who is very, very important”. On Tuesday Putting an end to reporters’ already jogging mind, he said that neither it won’t be Micheal Flynn, former national security adviser nor leaker Edward Snowden.
Further, he commented on Air Force One and told reporters that- “Doing a pardon tomorrow on someone who is very, very important,” Source: NDTV.
Finally, on Tuesday, he revealed that he would pardon a leader from the women’s suffrage movement, Susan B Anthony. In 1872, Susan was arrested for voting in violation of laws which allowed only men to vote.
Susan is one of the most prominent names who rose her voice for securing voting rights for women. Apart from this, she was the one behind raising anti-slavery and voting rights for women.
Trump’s pardon has come out after 100 years of approval on the 19th amendment. This amendment is also referred to as the Susan B Anthony amendment.
Despite an outcry on the postal services, his moves came out in public. As per democrats, the postal services may put the voting rights of several Americans in danger. President Trump has refused to ask the mail system to be delayed as he has levelled criticism on the mail-in voting protocol.
The 19th amendment reads- “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” Source: Times of India.
In 1919, Congress passed this amendment after which it gained a lot of attention in no time.
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