Millie Weaver scouts out an Obama rally in East Cleveland, Ohio to get an idea of how the Democrats are going to perform in the midterms. Upon observation Weaver finds the rally demographic turnout was predominantly white middle class attendees that don’t appear to be East Cleveland residents.
East Cleveland is a historically poor area consisting of a 90% African American population. Many articles cite the residents frustration with their government representatives neglecting the crisis of condemned buildings, crime, and poverty that inflict the city.
It appears that the Democrats intentionally planned Obama’s speaking event in this city in a desperate attempt to real in black voters this midterm election that the Democrats failed to capture in the 2016 presidential election. Citing video footage of Obama’s rally attendees Weaver concurs that the Democrats may still be unsuccessful in capturing the black vote this midterm election.