GREENSBORO, NC -- Now that early voting is underway in North Carolina, candidates are making a big push to get people out to vote to vote for their campaign.
Governor Mike Pence spoke to voters Monday at the Greensboro Coliseum.
In a one-on-one interview, Governor Pence told WFMY News 2's Erica Stapleton how he and Donald Trump are going to take North Carolina in the election.
"We just go out and we earn it," Governor Pence explains. "Donald Trump and I believe we've got a message that will continue to resonate with the people of NC who know that Hillary Clinton's plan to raise taxes, to continue military cutbacks weakened our place in the world and her plan to really continue to walk away from our timeless constitutional principles is not the right path for the people of North Carolina."
What Governor Pence has largely avoided talking about at any rally is the controversy surrounding accusations that Donald Trump sexually assaulted women. Donald Trump has denied all the allegations against him and Governor Pence tells WFMY News 2 people are focused on other issues.
"The issues the American people are really focused on are not unsubstantiated allegations but it's really the issues that are really affecting our country. The policies that Barack Obama, that Hillary Clinton is committed to continuing have literally weakened America's place in the world, stifled Americas economy and people in North Carolina know that we can be stronger and more prosperous."
The Hillary Clinton bashing started during the rally. Governor Pence called her out for the email scandal, as well her role in the Benghazi attacks, saying she should be disqualified from being Commander in Chief.
Governor Pence ended his rally with a big push to get people here out to vote, encouraging those who are still on the fence, to "come home" and vote for the Republican party. He even gave the hours of operation for the old courthouse in Guilford County, the one spot that's open now for early voting.
The vice presidential candidate held a rally earlier in the day at Catawba College in Salisbury. There he talked about what running mate Donald Trump can do for the people, highlighting improvements to the economy, defeating ISIS and making communities safer.
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