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VP candidate Mike Pence holds rally in Charlotte


Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the Republican vice presidential nominee, held a rally in Charlotte Monday afternoon where he urged residents to vote for presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Pence spoke shortly after 1 p.m. at Center Stage in NoDa, located at 2315 N. Davidson Street. 

Pence’s Charlotte visit came a day after the second debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton. 

Trump has been under widespread criticism following the release of a video where he is heard speaking vulgarly about women. 

"We all fall short of the glory of God," Pence said Monday on the tape, acknowledging that he is a Christian. "You know it takes a big man to admit when he's wrong, and admit it."

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"I don't condone what was said and I spoke out against it, but I've been shown Grace," Pence said Monday. "I believe in forgiveness."

Pence took a moment during Monday's rally to show appreciation for law enforcement in North Carolina and across the nation. "We will restore law and order to every city and community in this nation," Trump's running mate said. "And an awful lot of police know that."

Pence says it's about security, safety and prosperity. 

Pence focused briefly on Clinton using high technology to erase more than 18,000 emails, calling the presidential nominee "dishonest." 

"We're going to fight to bring the American dream back for everyone in this nation," Pence said, if Trump is voted into office. 

Pence talked about change, reforming healthcare and getting the economy "off it's back."

"Big change is coming," he said.

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