November 8, 2016


Chance the Rapper Leads Thousands of Chicagoans to the Polls

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Scott Dudelson/FilmMagic

After a concert in Grant Park, Chance the Rapper led a parade of fans to early voting sites in Chicago. The artist tweeted that thousands of people joined in on the march, which hit different polling places in the downtown area.

Due to overwhelming turnout to the Get Out the Vote event, what was supposed to be a rooftop concert was moved to the bigger venue in Grant Park's Petrillo Music Shell, The Chicago Tribune reports.

"Thank you to all the people who want to be a part of how democracy works and want to make their voices heard," he told concert-goers, according to the paper. "You've got the spirit. If you wake up in the morning and feel like you're just one person ... man, you're so much more than that!"

NBC News is reporting that early voting totals in Chicago's Cook County, the second most populous county in the U.S., has already broken a record.

Chance also recently performed at a rally for Hillary Clinton and appeared in a campaign ad with Jay Z and Beyonc√©.

Check out a throwback Fuse interview with Chance below, and vote for Chance in our Top 40 poll here.