In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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According to a new GenForward poll of Americans ages 18 to 30, 49 percent of blacks say they will definitely vote in November.Clinton has enjoyed strong support from older African-Americans, particularly in the South, where she defeated primary rival Bernie Sanders with 77 percent of the overall black vote in states with exit polling. But in the GenForward poll, black millennials reported supporting Sanders over Clinton during the primary season 46 to 28 percent.In endorsing Clinton last week in an Elle magazine interview, Brittany Packnett -- a St. Louis organizer who was also at both Clinton meetings -- voiced some of the conflict felt by young black voters during the election season.Many black millennials had doubts about Clinton early in the campaign because of a 1996 speech in which she referred to young "super-predators" in the black community.In a heated moment on the campaign trail in April, Philadelphia activist Erica Mines confronted former President Bill Clinton about his support for welfare reform that activists say punished poor people and a crime bill that put many blacks behind bars.Elzie was among the protesters who met with Clinton in October 2015, but did not meet with her last week.
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