Obama Granny Missed Nov. 4, but Her Vote Will Count

'Toot' voted absentee days before her death
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2008 6:49 AM CST
Barack Obama in 1979 during his high school graduation in Hawaii with his grandmother, Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham.   (AP Photo/Obama Presidential Campaign)
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(Newser) – Madelyn Dunham didn't live to see whether her grandson would become president, but ABC News reports that the absentee ballot of Barack Obama's grandmother will be counted. An elections official in Hawaii said that the ballot was received on October 27, meeting the requirements for a valid vote. Dunham died yesterday after a long battle with cancer, aged 86.