Chance the Rapper Brings Hundreds to Chicago Polls
TAKING THE INITIATIVE
Chance the Rapper ended a concert in Chicago’s Grant Park on Monday night by leading hundreds of people to the polls for early voting. He devoted his free concert to a push for early voting, calling the event “Parade to the Polls.” Pictures showed a massive crowd of people heading toward a polling station in The Loop. Election officials were reportedly shocked to see the rapper arriving with hundreds of concertgoers in tow. Police monitored the event and said there were no disturbances. Cook County authorities said Monday’s early-voting figures smashed the 2008 record, with more than 438,212 ballots received by 8 p.m.