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Updated: October 28, 2020 02:52 PM
Created: October 28, 2020 01:23 PM
(KAGS / NBC News) A Texas woman made sure her voice was heard this election, no matter what circumstances she was under.
"The greatest and most important duty as an American in this great country is to vote," says 74-year-old Janelle Crenshaw.
Crenshaw always votes in person. She went to the Brazos County Administration Building in Bryan to cast her ballot on the first day of early voting October 13.
It took her about 45 minutes of waiting in line before she got inside the building to vote. There were still a few people ahead of Crenshaw when she started to feel funny.
"I thought, 'I'm not going to make it,'" Crenshaw recalls. "I was feeling lightheaded, so I left and I said I'll just try again tomorrow.”
She came back to the polls that next day, this time with water and orange juice on hand.
“I got up through the line and I got up all the way almost to the end again and I thought, 'I got to sit down,'" Crenshaw says.
After sitting down for a few minutes, Crenshaw got up to go to finally cast her ballot. As soon as she handed off her ID to a poll worker to check-in, she felt lightheaded again.
“I pulled a chair over and that's the last thing I remember," she says.
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