• Veterans supporting Obama start statewide rally

    By: Linzi Sheldon


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Veterans supporting President Barack Obama started a statewide rally Wednesday. 

    The veterans told Eyewitness News they believe former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would implement a voucher system that would limit the benefits veterans could receive.

    The veterans stood outside a Veterans Affairs clinic in north east Charlotte, holding signs and handing out flyers to drivers. They say they want the VA system to remain protected, and are supporting Obama.

    The Romney campaign said that the group has gotten the wrong information. They said Romney has no voucher policy in place.

    Romney once commented on the idea, but they said he has since come out strongly against it and wants to improve veterans' access to services.

    The protesters said Wednesday they don't believe it and don't believe Romney is prioritizing veterans' care.

    Obama's campaign said the president has boosted the VA budget. 

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