Re: Leap Day and the War of 1812
- Prior to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, women had the vote in various states and cities for various elections. In some areas, for example, women could vote in municipal elections, but none other. In America's federal system, women's votes, like many other issues, were the subject of experiments at the state and local levels before national adoption.
It is said that, in the 1912 presidential election, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt did better in states that permitted women to vote. This may reflect the impact of the women's votes, but more likely just that more progressive states would give women the vote and vote for TR.