The media has tricks it can use to make it seem like a Democrat has far more support than he or she actually does, and proof has recently surfaced to show just how true that is.

Former President Barack Obama’s recent speech attacking Republicans and the President — though he never mentioned Donald Trump by name — was widely covered by the media, seemed like it was a must-see/must-attend event for Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, currently struggling against incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller.

By the media’s account, Obama was surrounded by energized Democrats and enthusiastic voters. The bleachers behind him were packed to the brim, and the people in front were numerous.

Or were they?

According to some cell phone footage, the media’s packed house was a camera trick. The house wasn’t as packed as they’d have you believe. In fact, for it being a speech featuring the left’s golden boy, it seemed pretty sparse with a ton of empty seats where the media’s cameras weren’t going to focus.

As you can see, much of the back room is empty, only dotted with reporters with cameras. The floor before Obama seems to have a few dozen people watching.

Now compare that to the bleachers behind Obama, where the media’s cameras were pointing in this next clip.

But if the camera drifts far enough off to the side, it appears we have even more empty bleacher space as this next clip shows us.

This is reminiscent of the media tricks played for the Hillary Clinton campaign, where they literally had to add in walls to the back of the meager crowd she gathered to make it seem like she had more attendees than she did.

Now let’s compare that to the recent Trump rally in Houston.

This footage shows Republican turnout for the Trump/Cruz rally, with large amounts of people in the streets and waiting in line to get into the Toyota Center in Houston.

People were even camped out overnight to get in the previous day.

Meanwhile, here’s the crowd size inside the Toyota Center during the speech. As you can see, the building is packed to the rafters, with the exception, of course, of the privately owned luxury suites.

Here’s a full look at the crowd.

It’s also worth noting that the Toyota Center, which seats around 18,000 wasn’t the original site of the rally. Originally, it was supposed to be held at the NRG center which seats 8,000. The ticket sales surged past capacity, and so the Toyota Center was substituted.

This is even more of a clue that Republicans have a serious amount of momentum going into the midterm elections. With massive turnouts for early voting in Texas, all signs point to a Cruz victory.