Ulysses S. Grant’s 1874 pardon for the election officials who allowed Susan B. Anthony to vote. (Photo: Sotheby’s)
After Susan B. Anthony illegally cast a ballot in the 1872 presidential election, pardons were issued to the three election officials who were convicted for allowing her to register.
Now, against all odds, it seems more pardons for the incident will be available in 2020 than were first handed out in 1874.
President Donald Trump issued a belated pardon for Anthony earlier this year, much to the dismay of the Susan B. Anthony House. And the original document that President Ulysses S. Grant signed in 1874 to pardon the three election officials is now available for purchase at auction.
FileOn Nov. 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony attempted to cast a vote for Ulysses S. Grant. Susan B. Anthony DC 2-15-93. Susan B. Anthony was born in 1820, organized the National Women’s