Obama, Pence holding rallies on eve of early voting’s close

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama and Mike Pence are coming to North Carolina on the eve of the close of early in-person voting to remind people about the high stakes as Election Day nears.

The outgoing president and Republican vice presidential nominee were returning to the state Friday to stump.

For Obama it’s his second trip to the state in three days. He’s speaking for Hillary Clinton and other down-ballot Democratic candidates in the afternoon at Fayetteville State University and in the evening at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte. Pence will headline a rally in Greenville.

Early voting ends Saturday.

Clinton and Donald Trump each held rallies Thursday in the presidential battleground state. Trump’s campaign has announced he’ll be in Wilmington on Saturday and in Raleigh on Monday.