PHOTOS: President Obama Rallies For Hillary Clinton At UNC

Nov 3, 2016

President Obama rallied supporters of Hillary Clinton in North Carolina on Wednesday. The president made the case to a crowd in Chapel Hill for Clinton to succeed him in office.

Obama said Clinton would build off the progress he made in office, and argued Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would erase that progress. He urged a crowd of young voters to help Clinton win in the same way the demographic helped him win the White House.

“It is that grassroots work that led us to win North Carolina in 2008 and you are why we will win North Carolina in 2016,” Obama said.

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Both Clinton and Trump will be in North Carolina today in a final push for votes in the battleground state. Polls have the candidates running neck-and-neck in the state with six days until the election.

President Obama will return to Fayetteville on Friday to stump for the Democratic nominee.

Note: This photo gallery is part of an occasional installment in collaboration with students and faculty at the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Thousands of people gathered in the Michael Hooker Fields, waiting to see President Barack Obama as he campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.
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Musician James Taylor sings 'Carolina In My Mind' at the rally for Hillary Clinton on the UNC campus in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 2, 2016.
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People raise their signboards with campaign slogan as President Obama calls on voters to support Hillary Clinton on the UNC campus in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 2, 2016.
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Democratic gubernatorial nominee Roy Cooper criticizes Gov. Pat McCrory for turning his back on teachers and says that teacher pay should be at least raised to the national average during the rally for Hillary Clinton on the UNC campus in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 2, 2016.
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John Wagner (left), 63, from Pittsboro, stands with other local supporters of Standing Rock and No DAPL outside the Michael Hooker Fields, in Chapel Hill, Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 2, 2016.
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Volunteers of the Hillary campaign sit outside the Michael Hooker Fields, asking people to vote early in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.
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President Barack Obama holds 11-month-old Dymeana aloft as he walks down the rope line after his speech to the rally in Chapel Hill N.C., Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 2, 2016.
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