Local campaign volunteers make final push for votes

by: Torie Wells Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mayor Anthony Foxx stopped by a west Charlotte Obama campaign headquarters Tuesday. He joined dozens of volunteers who were making calls and urging voters to get out to the polls.

"This is the most important day of the election because we will find out what the real poll says," Foxx said.

With the some national polls saying the presidential race in North Carolina is close, Foxx said voter-to-voter contact will mean so much.

"The battle is going to be waged on the ground, in streets and neighborhoods, with neighbors, with people knocking on doors and making telephone calls," Foxx said.

Woody Keen is one of those volunteers working to re-elect President Barack Obama.

"It comes down to us. He's done everything he possibly can," Keen said.

In Cornelius, at a Romney campaign office, the feeling is similar. Volunteers there said they can't afford to slow down now. They were also making calls and knocking on doors.

"I was putting up signs last night around the polling places, making more phone calls," said Linda Angele, a volunteer working to elect Mitt Romney.

Angele said many voters she's called have already voted or are headed to the polls soon and not just for the race for president.

"We're trying to get the whole ticket, top to bottom, elected," Angele said.

Both sides said the work won't be done until all the polls close.

"We're going to wrap up North Carolina at 7:30 when the polls close, then start calling other states," said James Bennett, another Romney volunteer.