First lady speaks with African-American, Hispanic voters

by: Peter Daut Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The morning after Michelle Obama made the case for her husband's second term in front of the eyes of the nation, she spoke to hundreds of African-American and Hispanic voters at the convention center, urging them to “work like they've never worked before.”

Mrs. Obama called her husband an extraordinary president who was done his best to make the country great. She said the election is about more than just the candidates; it's about how democracy will function for decades to come.

So she urged both the African-American and Hispanic caucuses to knock on doors and register voters.

The first lady also urged the crowds to spend time campaigning in battleground states, like North Carolina, where she reminded them that in the last election, her husband won the state by only 14,000 votes.