Younger voters will be critical in 2024. Biden and Trump are taking different paths to reach them



The Hampton University Marching Band performs before Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at Hampton University during her "Fight for Our Freedoms College Tour" on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023 in Hampton, Va. The tour kicked off at Hampton University. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)

Students were dancing in the aisles and their seats in the Hampton University auditorium long before Vice President Kamala Harris took the stage for the first stop of her fall college tour.

Jaden Clemons and Layth Carpenter, both 18-year-old freshmen, said they viewed Harris as “authentic” and “relatable” as the alum of Howard University, another historically Black school.

But neither was ready to commit to supporting Harris and Joe Biden next year, the first time they will be eligible to vote in a presidential election. And when it comes to lining up behind Democrats or Republicans, Clemons said, “We don’t even feel like it’s something that we need to choose.”

Source: AP News



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