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November 10, 2016 (San Diego's East County) -- Some dressed in white, paying silient homage to the woman's suffrage movement, as they cast their votes for the first woman president.  But Election Day soon became a nightmare for supporters of Hillary Clinton,  despite weeks of walking precincts and phone-banking voters across the country for their candidate, when news broke of Donald Trump's victory.

Photo, left, by Devorah Fox:  Clinton supporter Debbie Boyd speaks with a local newscaster. (Click "read more" to view more photos.)

Photo, right, byMiriam Raftery:  Bonnie Price ,a  long-time leader in the East County Democratic Club, poses for a photo with a cut-out of Hillary Clinton at Jimmy's Restaurant in Santee, where local Democrats gathered to celebrate breaking the ultimate glass ceiling--a milestone that now remains for the future.

Local women took heart, however, in the election of Mara Elliott as  San Diego's new city attorney.

Photo,  below, by Jonathan Goetz:  Mara Elliott speaks to Democrats at the Westin Hotel following her victory.

In her concession speech the next morning, Clinton reflected that while she didn’t “shatter that highest and hardest glass ceiling,” she offered hope that it would happen some day, adding,“And to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable, and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams."

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My Grandmother was an original "Suffragette" and voted Republican her entire life. Since she died, however, she has voted Democrat.