Black pastors issue urgent plea to voters at Sunday services

Rev. Horace Sheffield preaches at New Destiny Christian Fellowship in Detroit, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. At Sunday services, in rallies and on social media, black pastors labored to persuade congregants they should vote, hoping to minimize an expected drop in black voter participation this Election Day compared to four years ago when Barack Obama was a candidate. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — At Sunday services, in rallies and on social media, black pastors urged congregants to vote, hoping to inspire a late flood of African-American turnout that could help propel Democrat Hillary Clinton to victory in critical swing states on Tuesday.

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