Young vote could sway presidential election

Posted at 6:30 PM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 18:30:24-05

Mud slinging between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump proved to be too much even for millennial voters.

Many Buffalo State College students told 7 Eyewitness News that they really don't like either presidential candidate. Students say they were hoping Former Democratic Candidate, Bernie Sanders would go all the way

"I felt like he was really humble he was really down to earth. He was for the people," Buffalo State College Student, Latoya Hazel said.

A lot of students told 7 EWN they were first time voters. Some are deciding to sit this election out and not vote. Others are planning to vote for Clinton. Bella Holmes is a Buffalo State College Junior and registered republican. She says her morals and values won't allow her to vote for Trump.

"I really wanted to vote and I felt that it was my civic duty to vote," Holmes said.

A recent USA Today Rock The Vote Poll found millennials are backing Clinton over Trump, by more than 3 to 1.

Buff State Student, Nigel Peters said knowing the struggle blacks had to go through in order to get voting rights, that is enough reason for him to cast his ballot.

"They fought hard so i can have the right to vote and it's also my civic duty and I think that's something that shouldn't be taken lightly," Peters said.

However, lower numbers of millenials are expected to vote in this election compared to 2008. Several experts believe the lack of millenials voting could also help Trump.