Obama visits Chicago urging people to vote
With just hours before the midterm election, some big names in politics have been making the rounds to get as many people out to vote. Former President Barack Obama made his way to Chicago for the 'Get Out The Vote' rally at the UIC Pavilion.
Obama stated every constituent has to get out and vote because we have to decide who we are and what kind of country we are going to be. He added America is at a crossroads right now.
Obama held his rally just days after the City Council approved his planned presidential center in Jackson Park and remember ten years, to the day, Obama was elected president.
The purpose of the rally was to get a big turn out from voters to elect candidates on the democratic ticket. The rally included a performance by Common. The former president was accompanied by Democrats hoping to remain in office or hoping to get into office, like democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker and attorney general candidate Kwame Raoul.
The GOP has made very distinct statements about their opponents. A spokesperson for Governor Bruce Rauner said in a statement, J.B. Pritzker has spent the last month being investigated for tax fraud and sued for discrimination, that's why he brought former President Obama along.