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On this day in 1872, suffragist Susan B. Anthony protested the illegality of females to vote and cast her ballot along with several other women at the West End News Depot in Rochester, New York. On November 14 a warrant was placed for Anthony’s arrest by United States Commissioner William C. Storrs due to a complaint stating Anthony’s vote was illegal under The Enforcement Act. The Act would require a maximum penalty of $500 or three years imprisonment. After her arrest and months of court hearings, Anthony was later fined $100, a sum of which she promised “never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty.” Anthony never paid the fine.