Stephanie Stewart flies the red, white and blue — on both sides of the pond. A delegate for the Democrats Abroad contingent at the convention in Charlotte, N.C., the Londoner holds dual citizenship. She has family in Delaware but votes in New York, since that's the last place she lived stateside.
The convention caps a big year for her — first Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, then the London Olympics, now this.
"I got out my Union Jack and was waving it around" during the Summer Games, she said after staking out her seat in the arena Tuesday afternoon.
Stewart's group points to swing states and tight races such as the 2008 elections of Alaska Sen. Mark Begich and Minnesota Sen. Al Franken as places where Americans overseas can make a difference.
"There are over 160 countries where we know there are Democrats living," she says, "so we try to keep them voting."
— Joe Danborn
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