More than 9,000 expected to attend President Obama’s Fayetteville rally Friday

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – People began lining up nearly 10 hours early in order to see President Obama hold a rally for Hillary Clinton in Fayetteville Friday afternoon.

The line for the president's rally stretched out of this photo's frame (Beau Minnick/CBS North Carolina)
The line for the president’s rally stretched out of this photo’s frame (Beau Minnick/CBS North Carolina)

The president has made it clear in previous speeches that if North Carolina votes for Hillary Clinton, she will win the presidency. He spoke just two days ago at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

For the people waiting in line, they said it means a lot to them to see the president and they believe I will further help efforts to get out the vote.

Early voting ends tomorrow in North Carolina. Polls are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

CBS North Carolina’s Beau Minnick asked some of those in line what they’re looking to hear from the president today.

“Mostly the getting our young folks to get out and vote,” said Harnett County resident Loretta Stroud. “The young folks figure they don’t make a difference – they make a lot. We’re looking out for the future of them, so they need to get out and vote and make a difference.”

Another person in line said they hope the president will address “the madness” in America right now.

“I’m looking forward to him telling us how we’re going to stop some of the madness. You see all the things going on,” said Goldsboro resident Quintin Grantham. “Also, to continue to encourage people to vote their conscience, to do what’s right.”

President Obama is scheduled to speak at Fayetteville State University around 3 p.m.

More than 9,000 tickets have been handed out, but the venue only holds 3,300. There will be an overflow area for people outside to watch.

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