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Hillary Clinton Finally Got to Cast a Vote For Herself for President

Hillary Clinton cast her ballot early Tuesday morning at an elementary school in Chappaqua, N.Y. After she and her husband, (the potential first First Man) Bill Clinton, placed their votes, they greeted her supporters waiting outside the polling location.

“It is the most humbling feeling,” she said of voting for herself for president. “I know how much responsibility goes with this.”

The Washington Post reports that the moment was calm compared to her last few days on the campaign trail, where she visited “battleground” states to encourage people to get out the vote with a whole crew of celeb supporters, including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Beyonce and more.

On Monday night, Clinton took the stage for the closing statement of her campaign in Raleigh, N.C.

CNN reported on her last campaign speech. “I want you to know and I want you to spread the word: I want to be president for all Americans. Not just some,” Clinton said in her final speech. “None of us want to wake up Wednesday morning and wish we had done more… When your kids or grandkids ask what you did in 2016, you’ll be able to say you voted for a stronger, fairer, better America. An America where we build bridges, not walls. Where we prove, conclusively, that yes: Love trumps hate.”

On the days leading up to Tuesday, the campaign also made stops in Michigan, Ohio and New Hampshire. Jay Z and Beyonce performed with dancers in pantsuits in Cleveland. Khizr Khan, the father of a slain U.S. Army officer “whose indictment of Trump at the Democratic National Convention was an emotional high point for Clinton’s party,” according to the Post, also joined her on the campaign trail.

Whether or not Clinton wins, she certainly ran a historic campaign.

Sammi is the Lifestyle Editor at HerCampus.com, assisting with content strategy across sections. She's been a member of Her Campus since her Social Media Manager and Senior Editor days at Her Campus at Siena, where she graduated with a degree in Biology of all things. She moonlights as an EMT, and in her free time, she can be found playing post-apocalyptic video games, organizing her unreasonably large lipstick collection, learning "All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)" on her guitar, or planning her next trip to Broadway.