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Inner-city kids talk about what they want from an Obama presidency


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Amanda Rabinowitz
They won't be able to vote for nearly a decade, but some kids in Canton know their politics. Fifth and sixth graders at an inner-city Canton school closely followed the presidential election and believe in Barack Obama's message of change. They also have a few ideas of their own for the president-elect.
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Belden Elementary sixth graders Mikal Meadows and Travis Lucius supported Barack Obama.
Belden Elementary fifth graders Alonzia Perrin and Miyani Ash say they hope Barack Obama can deleiver the change he's promised.
Belden Elementary sixth graders work on completing their electoral U.S. map following the presidential election.
The students have been busy working on the states and gluing the pieces together on the map.
The map shows which candidate won each state and the electoral votes at stake.
Belden Elementary school in Canton
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