Newswire: Jay Z will try to convince Ohio to vote for Hillary Clinton

The election is probably the furthest thing from the minds of the good people of Cleveland this week. But if you absolutely, positively have to distract people from the fact that the Cleveland Indians have the opportunity to take home a World Series win for the first time since 1948, bringing Jay Z to town isn’t such a bad plan.

Jay Z will perform at a special concert in the city specifically designed to motivate young black voters to go out to the polls and support Hillary Clinton, like they supported Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 elections. As Buzzfeed puts it, “high turnout among younger voters of color would make it virtually impossible for Trump to win” in Ohio, where Clinton has been trailing more consistently than in other battleground states. The concert will take place on November 4, just four days before the general election, and …

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