83-year-old Cedarburg man walks to polls to vote

An 83-year-old man has never missed a vote and even a car accident could not keep him from the polls in Cedarburg, even if it meant walking.

John Pinter walked more than a mile in the cold and rain on Tuesday to cast his ballot.

"It was a rough go. I have to rest when I get up to the top," said Pinter.

That was the start of his mile-long walk on Tuesday. He said he had no choice. Pinter was driving home Monday from a business trip when he said a deer ran out in front of him.

"I saw this huge deer show up in the windshield," said Pinter.

His car was totaled. But he did not let that stop him from doing his civic duty.

"I have to vote. I have never missed a voting day since I was 21-years-old," said Pitner.

Pinter didn't know how else to get to the polls except to walk.  He has emphysema and had to make frequent stops.

"Now I got to rest. I'm winded," said Pinter.

But he made it to the polls. Never once considering he would quit before he cast his ballot.

"Oh you better believe it. It's the only American thing to do. I mean it's the only way. It's what this whole country is about," said Pinter.

He was offered a ride home but he declined it so he could spend some time in the library searching for used cars. A friend has set up a GoFundMe for Pinter to help him get another car.

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