CHARLOTTE, N.C. Democrats said that holding their national convention in Charlotte would boost President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. On Friday they released numbers to show that it had.
Campaign officials said 14,500 volunteers put in 54,000 volunteer hours.
Many took part in the 9-3-1 program, that in exchange for nine hours of work would have given volunteers entry into Obama’s acceptance speech at Bank of America Stadium. The speech was moved to Time Warner Cable Arena due to storm forecasts.
Volunteers registered voters, called undecided voters and encouraged people to vote early. The campaign said 75 percent of the volunteers were new to the effort.
The campaign also said it organized 6,200 convention watch parties across the country.