Bill Clinton talks early voting, economy during Charlotte campaign stop


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46) — With election day just over a week away, the Hillary Clinton campaign is moving forward despite the FBI revisiting newly discovered e-mails from her private server scandal. Bill Clinton campaigned for his wife in East Charlotte Sunday afternoon, focusing on early voting and the economy.

“When you fought to expand voting rights in North Carolina, and not have them restricted, you were right,” said Bill Clinton to the crowd.

Clinton’s speech Sunday focused on more than just voting, but the issues. He says Hillary Clinton’s economic plan will create more than 10 million jobs by improving infrastructure and expanding clean energy.

Her goal by 2021 is for families with an income of less than $125,000 to pay no tuition at in-state four-year public colleges and universities.

“Every single person should now be able to go to college and graduate debt free. It’s a deal she made with Bernie Sanders at the convention. They combined the best parts of both their plans. It will change America,” said Bill Clinton.

The bold plan hit home for voters in the crowd.

“My daughters all owe about $150,000 each. So my children have about $300,00 in former student debt. It’s hard for them to make it as young professionals because they are paying $700 to $800 a month,” said Charlotte mother, Queen Norwood Thomson.

One topic not mentioned during Clinton’s appearance was the newly discovered e-mails announced last week by the FBI. Voters at the Charlotte event Sunday believe it’s a distraction from the real issues.

“I understand that she is an elected official, but there is nothing there that would keep her from being a great president,” said Tim Cleveland from Charlotte.

Early voting in North Carolina ends this Saturday and more campaigning from all candidates is expected across the state this week.

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