Hillary Clinton Attempts to Fire Up African-American Voters at Half-Empty Texas Southern University Arena

SMALL STAGE: This photograph shows the setup for Hillary Clinton's June 4, 2015 speech at Texas Southern University. Rows of balcony seats (at bottom) were available, and more chairs were lined up on the basketball floor (center), three quarters of the arena seating was placed off-limits behind giant blue curtains
SMALL STAGE: This photograph shows the setup for Hillary Clinton’s June 4, 2015 speech at Texas Southern University. Rows of balcony seats (at bottom) were available, and more chairs were lined up on the basketball floor (center), three quarters of the arena seating was placed off-limits behind giant blue curtains

Hillary Clinton closed a three-day campaign fundraising swing through Texas and New Mexico on Thursday with a rare public appearance at Texas Southern University in Houston and a stemwinder on voting rights.  

She took no questions and spoke with no reporters, but angrily complained that Texas voters can present their concealed-carry gun permits as a voter ID, but not their college student identification cards.

Clinton was received with wild applause at the historically black college, but organizers arranged the 8,100-seat basketball arena so that three-quarters of the seats were roped off and empty.

They added rows of chairs on the floor, but 15-foot-tall blue curtains draped all around blocked the view of entire sections of empty seats, leaving the impression that Clinton couldn’t fill the room.

The university didn’t provide a crowd count, but an arena security official estimated that there were 2,200 in attendance.

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Source: Daily Mail UK

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